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The nature of sexual desire

Author
Giles, James, 1958-
Title
The nature of sexual desire / James Giles.
Format
Book
Published
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
Description
x, 218 p. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-201) and index.
Contents
  • The problem of sexual desire
  • An unsettling state of affairs
  • The nature of desire
  • The sexual process
  • The idea of a sexual process
  • Ellis and the mechanism of Detumescence
  • Freud and the pleasures of excitation
  • Reich's orgasticall satisfying sex act
  • Masters and Johnson's sexual response cycle
  • The place of sexual desire in the sexual process
  • The phenomenology of the sexual process
  • The object of sexual desire
  • Sexual desire and reproduction
  • Erotic pleasure
  • Sexual activity
  • From baring and caressing to vulnerability and care
  • The atypical sexual variations
  • The Experience of gender
  • The primacy of gender
  • Gender and the genitals
  • The place of gender in sexual orientation
  • The twoness of gender in sexual desire
  • The structure of being in love
  • Being in love
  • Love as the desire for vulnerability and care
  • The non-exclusiveness of love
  • Ways of being in love
  • Love's relation to sexual desire
  • Epilogue : sexual desire as an existential need.
Kinsey subjects
Sex ethics.
Sex behavior.
Sex attitudes.
Love.
Gender role identification.
ISBN
0275959953 (alk. paper)
9780275959951 (alk. paper)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
176 G45 n3 2003
Location
Auxiliary Library Facility - Kinsey Institute