- Hardcover: 280 pages
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 16, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1442200367
- ISBN-13: 978-1442200364
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,278,486 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Finding and Revealing Your Sexual Self: A Guide to Communicating about Sex
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Good communication is at the heart of any relationship. Communicating about sex is often difficult to do - with our children, our health care providers, and also our partners. This new book by Ginger Holczer and Libby Bennett tackles this topic with humour and common sense, using stories, exercises and expert advice. Anyone working with couples can recommend this book as well as use it in their own practice; it will be a welcome addition to their arsenal of 'must reads'. (Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN; AASECT-certified sexuality counselor)
The emphasis in this book on communication with the self will be a boon to readers trying to achieve a more rewarding sexuality. In addition to clear explanations, the authors provide excellent exercises and resources. (Isadora Alman, MFT, author of Doing It: Real People Having Really Good Sex)
This book presents the intimate, personal questions that many individuals and couples have about their sexuality and sexual relationships. Answers are then given from a professional, healing perspective that includes specific and practical suggestions. Finding and Revealing Your Sexual Self brings wisdom and clarity to this area of our lives that is so often hidden and difficult to talk about. (Diana Daffner, M.A., Marital Coach and author of Tantric Sex for Busy Couples: How to Deepen Your Passion in Just Ten Minutes a Day)
Ginger Holczer and Libby Bennett's new book Finding and Revealing Your Sexual Self should be REQUIRED READING for therapists, patients, and for anyone wishing to learn more about their own sexuality and how to express and cultivate it. It is a quick read, with lots of information, without a touch of the new age academic jargon that has been such a turn-off for so long with recent crops of books on sex and relationships. The authors are expert wordsmiths, having put together a cogent and compelling book that is accessible to all readers. Both men and women should do themselves a favor, and read this book. (Roger T. Crenshaw M.D., Psychiatrist and author of Expressing Your Feelings: The Key to an Intimate Relationship)
Holczer and Bennett offer a comprehensive and practical approach to working through the real-life challenges of intimacy. Readers will gain valuable insight into their sexual selves, empowering them to enhance their sexual experience. (Marianne Brandon, Ph.D., co-author Reclaiming Desire: 4 Keys for Finding Your Lost Libido)
About the Author
Libby Bennett is a certified sex therapist and past member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). She is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist and Health Service Provider in Missouri. She is an adjunct at Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, where she teaches human sexuality.
Ginger Holczer is licensed as a clinical psychologist and certified as a sex therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). In addition to her private practice, she is the Program Director for the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at Forest Institute of Professional Psychology and teaches human sexuality and other courses as an adjunct instructor in other locations.
Top customer reviews
difficult past sexual issues and thought it would help me communicate
this with my spouse. I was pleasantly surprised! Not only did I find
ideas to talk about my past issues, but I also loved the ideas on how
to discuss other issues that have occurred in our 5+ year old sex
life. I am currently in therapy for the past issues, and have never
discussed current sexual problems that we are having with anyone. I
got some good ideas on how to talk to my therapist about the current
stuff. I am eager to use some of the ideas for putting more spark in
our sex life, as the ideas seemed to make sense to me and the
exercises were realistic and not real time consuming. I think my
wife might actually try some of them. The only problem I had was
the appendix on talking to kids. It would have made a good chapter
with a little more information. Great resource section!
Thanks Dr. Ginger & Dr. Libby!
Bennett and Holczer don't limit the conversation to traditional relationships either; they include individuals with disabilities, couples where one or both are or have been struggling with major illness, non-married couples, gay/lesbian/transgender couples, and more! Yet while being so inclusive, the book doesn't make you feel like you're lost in the crowd.
Though this book is focused on communicating about sex, it does so by helping the reader understand her/his own sexuality and relationship(s) in greater depth, which affects much more than communication!