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5.0 out of 5 stars New ways of thinking about how to help people connect sexually
Peggy Kleinplatz conducts research on "optimal sexuality." She reports what makes sex extremely rewarding for people who value their sex lives highly throughout their adult lives. Some of her informants are in their eighties. As it turns out, presence, connection, deep mutual caring, extraordinary communication, being uninhibited and authentic, experiencing...
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's good enough
It's good enough and explores common sex therapy conundrums. It's a good instructional read for a graduate or upper-division undergraduate class.
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5.0 out of 5 stars New ways of thinking about how to help people connect sexually, March 10, 2013
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sstiritz (St. Louis, MO United States) - See all my reviews
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Peggy Kleinplatz conducts research on "optimal sexuality." She reports what makes sex extremely rewarding for people who value their sex lives highly throughout their adult lives. Some of her informants are in their eighties. As it turns out, presence, connection, deep mutual caring, extraordinary communication, being uninhibited and authentic, experiencing personal transformation, taking personal risks, having fun, being vulnerable, and surrendering make all the difference. "Normal" performance standards, like orgasm and its timing, for instance, turn out to be less important. So it is not surprising that the collection of sex researchers and sexuality scholars Kleinplatz collects in this second edition of her book on sex therapy innovations and alternatives tell new stories about what sex is, how it can matter to us, why it should, and how professionals can help the sexually challenged find greater--maybe optimal--satisfaction. This edition expands concern that consumer culture is undermining values that enable us to see ourselves and others as deeply feeling beings and to treat each other sexually as such. I recommend this book to anyone interested in understanding new ways of thinking about sexuality at this particular point in history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great text for new and long advanced therapists, August 23, 2013
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So great to have updated research and new prospective about my field. Peggy Kleinplatz brings together many great clinicians knowledge.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for reading and as a text for people studying sex therapy, April 10, 2013
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This review is from: New Directions in Sex Therapy: Innovations and Alternatives (Hardcover)
I use this book (and the previous edition) as a text when I am teaching Human Sexuality to MFT students. Peggy again goes above and beyond the old ways of thinking about sex therapy into an exciting realm of emotion, diversity and personal growth. I highly recommend this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!!!, September 5, 2013
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This review is from: New Directions in Sex Therapy: Innovations and Alternatives (Hardcover)
This book is a great place to learn a lot about the fundamentals of intimacy and sexual functioning. I recommend it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's good enough, June 14, 2014
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It's good enough and explores common sex therapy conundrums. It's a good instructional read for a graduate or upper-division undergraduate class.
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New Directions in Sex Therapy: Innovations and Alternatives by Peggy J. Kleinplatz (Hardcover - March 7, 2012)
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