Healing Sex is the encouraging, sex-positive guide for all women survivors of sexual assault - heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian, coupled, and single - who want to delight in their own sexuality. While most books on the topic broach sexuality to reassure women that it's all right to say ''no'' to unwanted sex, Healing Sex encourages women to learn how to say ''yes'' - to their own desires and on their own terms
Draws on recent mind/body research to apply its theories to the field of human sexuality, explaining how sexual behavior and attitudes affect health and emphasizing the importance of the relationship over self
In this warm and insightful book (formerly titled Sexual Healing), Barbara Keesling describes the many benefits of a healthy sex life, teaches readers how to recognize a healing partner, and demonstrates how to introduce sexual healing into a relationship at any stage. Packed with intimate exercises that can be practiced with a partner or alone, the book eases performance pressure and encourages readers to explore how touch and arousal can improve all areas of life.
“Mark has eloquently unraveled the mystery behind addictive behavior: when our relationships are not alive and growing, the temptation for various kinds of addictions is unleashed..”—Dr. Gary Smalley With today’s rampant availability of Internet pornography, sexual addiction has become a national epidemic that affects up to 10 percent of Christians. As devastating as any drug habit, it brings heartbreak and despair to those it entangles. But there is help for men and women caught in sexual addiction’s downward spiral. This book offers a path that leads beyond compulsive thoughts and behaviors to healing and transformation. Sensitive to the shame of sexual addiction without minimizing its sinfulness, Dr. Mark Laaser traces the roots of the problem, discusses its patterns and impact, and maps out a biblical approach to self-control and sexual integrity. Previously titled Faithful and True, this revision includes an all-new section that deals with sexual addiction in the church. Other important changes reflect cultural trends, incorporate current research, and place a greater emphasis on spiritual growth. This book also addresses the unique needs and issues of female sex addicts. Whether you know someone with a sexual addiction or struggle yourself, Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction points the way to understanding, wholeness, and holiness.
This widely esteemed, comprehensive guide helps survivors of sexual abuse heal from the past, improve relationships, and discover the joys of sexual intimacy. Wendy Maltz sensitively takes readers step-by-step through the recovery process, integrating expert advice with groundbreaking exercises, proven techniques, and first-person accounts of women and men at every stage of sexual healing. This compassionate resource can help you to: Identify the sexual effects of sexual abuse Eliminate negative sexual behavior and resolve specific problems Gain control over upsetting automatic reactions to touch and sex Develop a healthy sexual self-concept
As technology and the internet have become more accessible, the number of affordable, easy links to pleasurable sexual content and activity has increased with it, and so too has the number of people struggling with sex, porn, and love addiction. Unfortunately, very few people possess a comprehensive understanding of this incredibly complicated disease. Sex Addiction 101 covers everything from what sexual addiction is and how it can best be treated, to how it affects various subgroups of the population, such as women, gays, and teenagers, to how sex addicts can protect themselves from the online sexual onslaught. Sex Addiction 101 is intended to enlighten the clinical population as well as actual sex addicts and their loved ones. Along with his mentor Patrick Carnes, Weiss has become the face of and driving force behind understanding and treating sexual addiction; this book should be a core title in every addiction collection.
Appropriate for both sex therapists and art therapists, When Art Therapy Meets Sex Therapy explores sexuality and gender through the use of art making, connecting relevant theories and research from both fields. It begins with a historical review of how explorations of anatomy, physiology, and sexual identity manifested in art making in different cultures and discusses why a clinician must take these spiritual, medical, and socioeconomic factors in account to offer effective and culturally competent therapy. The second part of the book discusses clinically effective treatments in art and sex therapy, and contains numerous case illustrations. Included are interventions for important issues in therapy, such as exploring gender identity, sexual health and shame, processing sexual abuse, couples' intimacy, parenting concerns regarding their children's sexuality, and treating sex addiction.
The moral and social standards upheld on the Sex and the City TV show and films are brought into question by a former fan of the show.
A spiritual companion for regaining intimacy, overcoming shame, and achieving lasting peace, Say Yes to Your Sexual Healing offers self-affirming meditations and pearls of wisdom to encourage you on your journey toward healing. Nationally known addiction and recovery specialist Leo Booth guides you through 365 powerful affirmations to help you turn inward to your spirit for strength, comfort, and acceptance and ultimately emerge from the shadows of shame and back into a fulfilling, peaceful life.
Sex work is a subject of significant contestation across academic disciplines, as well as within legal, medical, moral, feminist, political and socio-cultural discourses. A large body of research exists, but much of this focuses on the sale of sex by women to men and ignores other performances, practices, meanings and embodiments in the contemporary sex industry. A queer agenda is important in order to challenge hetero-centric gender norms and to develop new insights into how gender, sex, power, crime, work, migration, space/place, health and intimacy are understood in the context of commercial sexual encounters. Queer Sex Work explores what it might mean to ‘be’, ‘do’ and ‘think’ queer(ly) in the study and practice of commercial sex. It brings together a multiplicity of empirical case studies – including erotic dance venues, online sex working, pornography, grey sexual economies, and BSDM – and offers a variety of perspectives from academic scholars, policy practitioners, activists and sex workers themselves. In so doing, the book advances a queer politics of sex work that aims to disrupt heteronormative logics whilst also making space for different voices in academic and political debates about commercial sex. This unique and multidisciplinary volume will be indispensable for scholars and students of the global sex trade and of gender, sexuality, feminism and queer theory more broadly, as well as policymakers, activists and practitioners interested in the politics and practice of sex work in local, national and international contexts.
Help and hope for men . . . undermined by silent fathers harassed by pornography and sexual temptation afraid of failing those they love most angered by past relationships with women Help and hope for women . . . lost in their relationships with others betrayed by fathers, husbands or male leaders wounded by sexual assault paralyzed by self-hatred Andrew Comiskey sees our weakness as "a threshold for holy power"--the point at which God can meet us for healing and equip us for service. He has seen it happen again and again. During many years of ministry, Comiskey, his wife, Annette, and their fellow "strugglers" have accompanied hundreds of wounded men and women to transformation at the cross of Christ. Telling real-life stories of despair, hope and lasting change, Comiskey lays out the foundations for healing from relational and sexual sin. With chapters focusing on particular areas of vulnerability for men and women, on the battle over homosexuality in church and culture, and on the essential role of the church in ongoing healing, Strength in Weakness makes clear the way to the cross--God's sufficient answer to our deepest needs.
Victims of sexual abuse (and former abusers) will grow in wholeness and grace through this honest yet sensitive study that aids in recovery.
Did one or both of your parents: Become emotionally distant and unloving to their spouse? Talk about sex or sexuality in an inappropriate way? Spend a lot of time away from home or form unusually close platonic relationships? Continue their destructive behavior, even when confronted by the damage it was causing? If so, you are an adult child of a sex addict. Sex addiction is not about parents who cheat on each other or have multiple partners, although it does manifest itself that way. It is about any sexual dysfunction between people in a long-term relationship: sexual withholding, emotional detachment, bullying or demeaning behavior, etc. These relationship problems form subconscious impressions on children and lead to unfulfilling relationships in later life. This book, for the first time, identifies 'sexual addiction' as a root cause of many of the dysfunctions in relationships. It helps readers analyze their parents' relationships. It then shows them the possible dysfunctions these problems caused in their own relationships, giving both general guidance and personal anecdotes from a select group of children of sex addicts. Finally, it gives readers several specific exercises to help free them from their past, heal their relationship with your parents (especially the 'victim partner'—often the wife—who is subconsciously blamed for not stopping the spouse's disruptive behavior), and repair any damage in their current relationships. This book is not just about cheating or abuse. It is about finding the way back to the loving relationships you want...and that those around you deserve.
This book describes the psychospiritual facts of life about the pervasiveness of sexuality in all aspects of human life. It is not a "how to" manual so much as a description of the deep meaningfulness that can be found in the spirituality of sex. It is designed to enlighten us about ourselves, to give names to what we all feel all the time and do not know quite how to describe. It is about savoring the spiritual flavor of sexual play and sexual union. This is a book for everyone, from the inquiring adolescent to the mature adult looking for what is missing in sex and relationships. This is not a book mainly for Christians or Jews. It is about the generic human spirituality in every one of us, true believer and atheist alike. It is about being human more fully and with greater satisfaction.
What really is the hurt in our souls and can it be healed? In this booklet, the author suggests our fundamental pain lies in our imbalance with our eternal other half. Our task is to correct this imbalance.
June Kwok works as a Chi-Energy Therapist for Mind, Body and Soul, including Men’s Sexual Health. She found 85% of her clients need some alternative ways to help with their Western Sexual Disorders.These include problems such as prostate, night urination, medication, age, health or mind, partners and more...She got her training from many Doctors.and Chi-Masters, all are experts in their feild. She hopes to use her 10 years of in field expirence with well over 20,000 clients, her unique, sensual, and sexual alternitive ways to help many people, and make them alive again for their body and mind. So she wrote this book to give more imformations to those who need this knowleadge to improve their sexual skills. She finds that to be sexy, happy, healthy, and weathy, people need good techniques in bed, eat healthy,excercises for their genital area for blood circulation to strengthen sex muscle, and have a happy mind and love their own body & partner.
Through tales of adultery and addiction, desire and its loss, good sex, bad sex and no sex, sexual power struggles, and childhood abuse this book covers the big questions about sex: · What is the nature of passion and desire · How can we remain faithful in a long-term relationship · What happens to sex when you have a baby · How anxiety and shame are the enemies of pleasure · How anger, blame and guilt put us off sex · How childhood messages turn us towards diverse behaviours and fantasies · How changing gender roles are playing out in the bedroom · How our sexuality develops throughout our lives · How to address sexual difficulties and find healing with sex therapy exercises Whether we are sexually active or not, our sexuality is a vital part of our being. The variety and complexity of sex and sexuality are richly illustrated in these unique and compelling stories. Illuminated by psychological insights, they can bring informed awareness and healing to the reader.
If you're looking for a hands-on resource to help you increase your self-awareness and improve your day-to-day life, then Louise Giroux's Healing Times is for you. The twelve chapters cover such subjects as family or origin, inner-child work, sexuality, couple relationships, career, parenting, illness and divorce. Includes case studies as well as a variety of creative, insightful exercises for you to use for personal healing.
The secrets of Health And Healing is a remarkable book of Eastern wisdom and Western research, and practical knowledge and experience of Medical Science. This book gives you an insight to know and unfold the infinite wisdom and powers within and in nature and universe and to restore the strength, energy and harmony between body, mind and spirit. In this book, you will find interesting ideas, suggestions and instructions on stress management, increasing awareness to detect signs and symptoms of infections and diseases, choosing a good diet and healthy life style, doing safe sex practices, improving sleep and other health problems and several proven ancient, modern healing methods and techniques. This book helps you know and understand the meaning of health and happiness in life. This book helps you to attain higher awareness, inner peace, calmness, pure feeling of love, harmony, creativity, productivity, longevity and a deep sense of satisfaction with your life.