Disorders of Desire

Author: Janice M. Irvine
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592131518
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Disorders of Desireis the only book to tell the story of the development and impact of sexology - the scientific study of sex - in the United States. In this era of sex scandals, culture wars, "Sex in the City," and new sexual enhancement technologiies (like erectile dysfunction drugs), its critique of sexology is even more relevant than it was when the book was first published in 1990. Revised throughout, this new edition features a chapter on the invention of the diagnosis of "sex addiction" in the 1970s, examining the social and political implications of this "disorder." The new Afterward focuses on recent developments within the field of sexology. In particular, it discusses the "Viagra Revolution" that began in the 1990s, analyzing the role of the pharmaceutical industry in developing sexual enhancements and in searching for the female equivalent of Viagra.

Talk about Sex

Author: Janice M. Irvine
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520243293
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Describes the political transformations, cultural dynamics, and affective rhetorics that together helped ignite the passionate conflicts over sex education on both the national and local levels in the United States.

Sexual Liberation Socialist Style

Author: Kateřina Lišková
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108424694
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is the first account of sexual liberation in Eastern Europe during the Cold War. Kateřina Liskov reveals how, in the case of Czechoslovakia, important aspects of sexuality were already liberated during the 1950s - abortion was legalized, homosexuality decriminalized, the female orgasm came into experts' focus - and all that was underscored by an emphasis on gender equality. However, with the coming of normalization, gender discourses reversed and women were to aspire to be caring mothers and docile wives. Good sex was to cement a lasting marriage and family. In contrast to the usual Western accounts highlighting the importance of social movements to sexual and gender freedom, here we discover, through the analysis of rich archival sources covering forty years of state socialism in Czechoslovakia, how experts, including sexologists, demographers, and psychologists, advised the state on population development, marriage and the family to shape the most intimate aspects of people's lives.

The Textbook of Clinical Sexual Medicine

Author: Waguih William IsHak
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319525395
Format: PDF
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“The Textbook of Clinical Sexual Medicine utilizes the biopsychosocial approach to inform physicians, practitioners, residents, trainees, and students about the latest science has to offer today for the evaluation and treatment of sexual dysfunctions especially the utilization of the full armamentarium of assessment methods and treatment interventions in order to restore of sexual health and enhance quality of life.” Louis Ignarro, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate This textbook is a comprehensive resource covering sexual disorders in depth, from etiology, pathophysiology, phenomenology, treatment, to prognosis. The book highlights aspects the biological and psychosocial factors predisposing, precipitating, and perpetuating sexual dysfunction, and the importance of integrating biological and psychosocial treatments. Specialized chapters cover specific common medical complaints, including erectile, ejaculatory, and orgasmic disorders in the male; desire, arousal and orgasmic disorders in the female; and an integrated approach to the couple. With its focus on educational tools including over 100 figures, easy-to-use DSM-5 criteria table, and quick-guide appendices, this textbook is specially designed to educate readers on the psychiatric evaluation, treatment, and management of a wide range of sexual disorders. The Textbook of Clinical Sexual Medicine is a vital resource for medical students, residents, fellows, graduate students, psychiatrists, psychologists, women’s health specialists, urologists, endocrinologists, general practitioners, social workers, and all medical professionals and trainees working with patients suffering from sexual disorders.

Queer 1950s

Author: H. Bauer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137264713
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Leading sexuality scholars explore queer lives and cultures in the first full post-war decade through an array of sources and a range of perspectives. Drawing out the particularities of queer cultures from the Finland and New Zealand to the UK and the USA, this collection rethinks preconceptions of the 1950s and pinpoints some of its legacies.

The Constraints of Desire

Author: John J. Winkler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134975805
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For centuries, classical scholars have intensely debated the "position of women" in classical Athens. Did women have a vast but informal power, or were they little better than slaves? Using methods developed from feminist anthropology, Winkler steps back from this narrowly framed question and puts it in the larger context of how sex and gender in ancient Greece were culturally constructed. His innovative approach uncovers the very real possibilities for female autonomy that existed in Greek society.

Body Failure

Author: Wendy Mitchinson
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442665289
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this energetic new study, Wendy Mitchinson traces medical perspectives on the treatment of women in Canada in the first half of the twentieth century. It is based on in-depth research in a variety of archival sources, including Canadian medical journals, textbooks used in many of Canada’s medical faculties, popular health literature, patient case records, and hospital annual reports, as well as interviews with women who lived during the period. Each chapter examines events throughout a woman’s life cycle – puberty, menstruation, sexuality, marriage and motherhood – and the health problems connected to them – infertility, birth control and abortion, gynaecology, cancer, nervous disorders, and menopause. Mitchinson provides a sensitive understanding of the physician/patient relationship, the unease of many doctors about the bodies of their female patients, as well as overriding concerns about the relationship between female and male bodies. Throughout the book, Mitchinson takes care to examine the roles and agency of both patients and practitioners as diverse individuals.

Virginity Lost

Author: Laura Carpenter
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814716526
Format: PDF
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Includes information on abstinence, abstinence focused sex education, African Americans, Asian Americans, birth control, born again virginity, chastity, coming out, conservative Christians, definitions of virginity loss, double standard, Latinos, Latinas, oral sex, race, ethnicity, rape, religion, secondary virginity, stigma, technical virginity, etc.