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This revision of the 1978 book Male Sexuality: A Guide to Sexual Fulfillment ( LJ 2/15/78) is comprised of four sections: Introduction, Sexual Reality, Better Sex, and Resolving Problems. The latter two comprise the bulk of the book. Unfortunately, there is inadequate treatment of homosexuality, sexually transmitted diseases (AIDS receives short shrift), and the effects of aging and physical disability on male sexuality. The chapters on the mechanics of the male physical equipment and on how to handle erection problems are very good. Still, better coverage of this topic appears in Richard Sparks's Male Sexual Health: A Couple's Guide (Consumer Reports, 1991) and Irwin Goldstein and Larry Rothstein's The Potent Male: Fact, Fiction, Future ( LJ 6/1/90). Libraries owning either may pass. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 3/1/92.
- Del Cain, V.A. Medical Ctr. Lib., Bedford, Mass.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The old performance model is out, replaced by a new model of sex that emphasizes ``pleasure, closeness, and self- and partner- enhancement''--or so says Oakland therapist Zilbergeld (The Shrinking of America, 1983, etc.). Pleasure takes practice, for doing what comes naturally is no guarantee of good sex, Zilbergeld counsels. Here, good sex is defined as feeling good about yourself, good about your partner, and good about what you're doing. As in Male Sexuality (1978), Zilbergeld includes many exercises--ranging from solo mental activities to practice sessions requiring a willing partner--that he's used regularly in his practice. In addition, he provides suggested scripts that give examples of how to talk to your partner. Zilbergeld examines the fantasy model of sex with some hilarious excerpts from bestselling novels by Harold Robbins, Erica Jong, and others before focusing on the real thing with black-and-white anatomical drawings and charts depicting male and female sexual response. With the basics out of the way, he moves on to his main concern: how to have better sex. The focus is on relationships and communication--becoming a good listener, asserting yourself, expressing yourself, etc. Specific sexual problems are considered, and exercises designed to resolve them are provided. Zilbergeld acknowledges that self-help may not be enough and directs difficult cases to a sex therapist. And lest the next generation have the same hang-ups as the present one, he includes a chapter of advice for fathers on talking to their sons about sex. Takes on tough problems and answers difficult-to-ask questions: comprehensive, forthright, and reassuring. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
The book is a little dated (and quotes from Bill Cosby about sex are positively cringe inducing) but it is helpful for men wondering where their sexual place is in the universe.Published 5 months ago by Sean Cooper
After all this time, still very informative on facts and myths I should have known.Published 5 months ago by S. T. Wong
From A to Z this book has to do with the topic men and women need to know. Full of examples, guided practices, some graphics and stories that give the readers the tools and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by luis alberto cabrera candelario
Incredibly informative and empowering. Allowed me to view my sexuality in a non-judgmental way. Grew relationship advice that focuses on communication. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sean Forsman
Was having difficulty with several phases of my sex life.
The New Male Sexuality read as if I wrote it! Read more
I read this as a woman to see a man's perspective. I finally understand why men like breakup sex, and I also realized that what other women didn't like I didn't either.Published 10 months ago by Ame Ai
I bought this on the recommendation of a friend. It is a very informative book, if you read it for what it is, and not expect it to give you all the answers.Published 11 months ago by mkreiger32
Excellent overview and addresses both the relationship aspects and individual internal aspects of sexuality. I wish I had read this years ago!!Published 12 months ago by Jim S