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Incest and Sexuality: A Guide to Understanding and Healing Hardcover – May, 1987

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ISBN-13: 978-0669140835 ISBN-10: 066914083X

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Lexington Books (May 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 066914083X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0669140835
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,527,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Wendy Maltz, LCSW, DST, is an internationally recognized sex therapist, author, and lecturer, with more than thirty-five years of experience providing help for sex and intimacy concerns. She is a leading expert on healing from sexual abuse, understanding sexual fantasies, overcoming problems caused by pornography, and developing skills for healthy sexual intimacy. She is co-director, with her husband Larry Maltz, of Maltz Counseling Associates in Eugene, Oregon and has taught sexuality classes at the University of Oregon. Wendy is the 2014 recipient of the Carnes Award, in honor of her contributions to the field of sexual addiction recovery, presented by the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health. Her educational website, www.HealthySex.com, provides free articles, posters, interviews, and inspirations that assist in healing and promote sexual health.


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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 30, 2001
Format: Paperback
"Incest and Sexuality" sympathetically and incisevely explores the effects of incest on survivors and offers both they and their intimate partners a great deal of information on ways to get past the abuse. The work deals with a wide range of incestuous circumstances, and either a survivor or one itimately involved with a survivor should find the book well worth the read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 18, 2013
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I ordered this book to help understand the ordeal that someone close to me went through. The book mostly covers father/daughter incest, and explains the manipulations and coercions placed on the victims, as well as the many, many lasting consequences that the survivors of this horrific betrayal have to live with. It provides clear insight into the coping mechanisms that survivors use, as well as the suffering they endure daily once they have been victimized.

However, I have to rate it at only four stars, as the book only mainly discusses father/daughter incest, and doesn't really give time to discussing the various other forms of incest and predation that exist. Male victims, or female victims who were manipulated not by their father but by an older sibling, may need additional resources. A brief discussion on same-sex abuse is covered, but not really in depth, so survivors of those types of encounters may also need additional resources.

All in all, a good resource to being to understand and start the healing process, but the book itself advices, and I must add, counseling is crucial.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Leslie Arroyo on March 21, 2013
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The title is misleading, because this book offers far more comprehensive informations than just sexual issues survivors of incest may have. Easy reading, it gives the most info in less time about how survivors of incest think, and why we sometimes behave the way we do. I am a survivor who has read just about everything on incest, trauma and recovery, but this is the book I recommend most often to friends who say they really want to get it. Other books are more universally recognized as standards. When I've tossed out all my books on abuse, Incest and Sexuality will still be on my shelf.
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