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The Psychology of Sex

The Psychology of Sex

Author: Meg-John Barker (The Open University, UK)
Series: The Psychology of Everything
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What can psychology teach us about sex? How do different bodies and brains respond sexually? How can we prevent people being stigmatised for their sexuality? The Psychology of Sex takes you on a tour through the different ways that psychologists have created and sustained certain understandings of sex and sexuality. Bearing in mind the subjective nature of sex, the book explores cultural concerns around sexualisation, pornography, and sex addiction, as well as drawing on research from sexual communities and the applied area of sex therapy. When so much of our relationship to sex happens in the mind, The Psychology of Sex shows us how important it is to understand where our ideas about sex come from.

Author description

Meg-John Barker is a writer, therapist, and activist academic specialising in sex, gender and relationships. They are a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Open University and a UKCP accredited psychotherapist. www.rewriting-the-rules.com

Table of contents

Introduction: Conventional wisdom about sex Sexuality A fixed, binary identity? All about gender? Sex A basic human drive? Penises, Vaginas and Orgasms? Categorising Sex Functional and dysfunctional sex? Normal and abnormal sex? Sex Today Porn culture and sex addicts? Sexual subjectification? Conclusions: Thinking differently about sex ã

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General Fields

  • : 9781138676497
  • : Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • : Routledge
  • : January 2018
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Meg-John Barker (The Open University, UK)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 155.3
  • : 138
  • : 6 Line drawings, black and white; 4 Tables, black and white