Bader also interprets common sex fantasies and discusses sexual boredom in ongoing relationships, the power of pathogenic (irrational and self-defeating) beliefs, and sexual fantasies as a therapeutic key to problems that seem independent of sexuality, such as depression.
This provocative book is scholarly yet accessible to the lay reader interested in psychology. Although readers might be drawn in by the gritty, sexy details about Bader's patients, thoughtful readers also will learn about themselves and what their own fantasies may be addressing and revealing. --Joan Price --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Perhaps the case studies that he used included much more data than he based his explantions on.
The author gives enough insight that the reader can go on their own journey of self discovery, and it points them in some general directions.
Dr. Bader's theory that fantasy is about emotional safety is simple, profound, and transformative.
I recommend this book to my clients all the time, people who feel guilt or confusion about their sexuality or what turns them on, if they worry about being too selfish or giving as... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kendra Holliday
This book is an excellent read for clinicians and non-clinicians alike. Dr. Bader provides an excellent theory for understanding what excites us and why we have the sexual... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Christopher D. Orear
This was a super fun read. It is very interesting to consider how our lives impact our fantasy world. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Christina
If you are looking to find out about fantasies and why each of us has them this is the book for you to read.Published on December 20, 2012 by Sandra Reishus
The Secret Logic of Sexual Fantasies
(New York: St. Martin's Press, 2002) 293 pages
(ISBN: 0-312-26933-1; hardcover)
(Library... Read more
Dr. Bader is fairly modest in tone in writing this book, but the fact is that this book is revolutionary. Wow. Read morePublished on October 8, 2006 by S. Talbot
Okay, there are many books about sexuality and even some that focus on arousal. If I could stand up and clap for a great book that deals with sexuality on a universal level-I'd be... Read morePublished on November 15, 2005 by Peter V. Cannice
This book was way too simplistic. And, frankly, I just thought he was downright wrong in a few cases. Try The Erotic Mind for a book that is a lot more intelligent on this matter.Published on November 12, 2004 by Lisette
Bader fails to find a way to communicate complex psychoanalytic theory to the general reader. In this way his book works neither as theory nor self-help. Read morePublished on September 5, 2004 by Charlie Sandover