Drawing on the experiences of over 2600 women ages 18 to 90, Dr. Carol Ellison has written a book designed to enhance lovemaking skills and deepen knowledge and acceptance of one's sexual self. In Women's Sexualities, readers discover the infinite variety of women's orgasms; sexual choreography; how to focus on pleasure, not performance; experiences on the path to sexual womanhood; what we want our children to know about sex; solutions to typical sexual problems and concerns; what women say about fantasies and affairs, and more. Ellison covers factors that influence sexual development, such as body awareness, sexual attitudes and values, and early lessons about love, sexuality, and sexual boundaries. Her exploration of women's experiences of erotic pleasure in adulthood covers solo sex, the components of orgasm, acquiring mutual pleasure in a heterosexual or homosexual relationship, and achieving self-acceptance. A woman's sexuality involves not only what she does in bed, but her motivations, the meaning that she and her partner attach to certain sexual behaviors, whether she is satisfied by the sex that she has, and a myriad of other physical, relational, and spiritual factors. One path toward sexual self-acceptance is the SEXSA Circle, or Sexual Self-Acceptance Circle. Find out how to form your own SEXSA Circle and how to begin your personal journey toward sexual self-acceptance.
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Carol Rinkleib Ellison, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice and formerly an assistant clinical professor with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco. She is certified by AASECT, the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists, as a Sexuality Educator and a Sex Therapy Diplomate, and she is a Fellow with the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Dr. Ellison is also an esteemed researcher and regular instructor of human sexuality courses for nurses, medical students and mental health professionals. She has contributed chapters to New Directions in Sex Therapy, Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals, and The New View of Women's Sexual Problems.Review:
I am an 18 year-old senior in High School, and I have read Carol Ellison's Women's Sexualities for my Psychology AP class. Reading about other, more experienced women's sexual experiences has helped me define my own views of sexuality, and has given me a chance that not every girl has, to learn from my elders the mistakes not to make. Ellison's book is detailed, informative, and interesting. It is well-written, and she gives many view-points for each topic, showing what happens rather than what should happen to women sexually. I recommend this book to any women who wants to know what other women experience. I especially recommend this book to teenage girls on the brink of adulthood, around the time that they start to experiment sexually, and young-adult males who want to understand the experiences of their girlfriends. With new information in every paragraph, there is much to be learned from Dr. Carol Ellison's Women's Sexualities --Reader writing to Amazon.Com
For over two millenia, powerful Feminine Mysteries handed down from generation to generation of women have mostly been enervated, forgotten, and buried. With and without conscious intent, women still shelter our sexuality from religious persecution, social control, relationship obligations, and our own parents' (and sometimes our children's)sexual inhibitions. Although they may be dormant, the Mysteries are by no means dead to us. The time is ripe to reclaim our right to sexual wholeness. This doesn't mean being sexually active, it means being all of who you are, including celibate. Dr. Ellison has written a book to help those of us who want to discover, uncover, or recover our natural, healthy sexuality. She has done this through voices of American women of all ages, from all over the U.S., who speak candidly about their sexual energies. The book is divided into four sections: The sexualities of women Development: The path to sexual womanhood Sexual partners: Licit and illicit Erotic pleasure In each chapter, Dr. Ellison gently, and with deep understanding, redirects our conditioned thinking about sexuality and give us facts, she lets women, themselves, tell us the many ways of claiming and reclaiming sexual energies, and gives the reader an opportunity to consider and act on issues in her own life. Topics include childhood sexual discoveries; sexual attitudes and values; love, sexuality, and sexual boundaries; first intercourse; partners and contexts; consensual nonmonogamy and affairs; masturbation and fantasy; sexual satisfaction and partnered sex; varieties of orgasms; sexual concerns and problems; creating pleasure with a partner; and my own personal favorite: sexual self-acceptance. Although written for women, men will get a good idea of what we are about sexually, it's that spelled out. This is not another techniques, fantasies, and gimmicks book to turn you on when your integrity has turned you off. It is about sexualities, your energy for life, who you are as a woman and how you can be more fully you, whether or not you are in a relationship. This book is an effective tool for women's groups to reawaken, rekindle, and support our increasing self-knowledge. I am recommending it not only to clients but to friends and to my adult children. And, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, myself. --Jeanne Shaw, Ph.D., writing to Amazon.Com
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Descrizione libro Read File Publishing Company, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110972711724