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Sexual Behavior : Problems and Management - Nathaniel McConaghy

Sexual Behavior

Problems and Management

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1993
ISBN: 9780306441776
Number Of Pages: 414

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Many issues remain unresolved in sexuality. In some cases this is because the infor­ mation is not available to resolve them. In others it is, but the available conclusions the information supports block its acceptance, because they conflict with the posi­ tions of dominant groups in the politics of sexuality. Possibly the most obvious example is the determination of many theorists to ignore the evidence that while men rarely report being sexually assaulted, when questioned in community surveys, they make up a third of the victims, and a quarter of the perpetrators of sexual assault are women. These findings are incompatible with the feminist theory that sexual assault is not a sexual act, but normal male behavior motivated politically, to maintain men's dominance of women. Most research supporting the theory investigated women only as victims and men only as aggressors. Some feminists have dismissed the need for any research to support their beliefs on the ground that such research is "busy work" establishing what women already know. One belief considered not to require re­ search is that heterosexual pornography made for a male audience increases the prevalence of rape by encouraging rape-supportive attitudes of male aggression and female submission. No criticism has been directed at the soft-core pornography of "Mills and Boon" stories written for women that promote similar attitudes.

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`Provocative...[The author's] book should be read; his courage and foresight should be applauded.' Archives of Sexual Behavior

Assessment of Sexual Activity
The Clinical Interviewp. 1
Unstructured versus Structured Clinical Interviews: Reliability and Validity of Diagnosesp. 5
Behavioral Assessment versus Self-Report: The Influence of Behaviorismp. 8
Observational Assessmentp. 18
Physiological Assessmentp. 19
Methodology of Research Assessmentp. 30
Scope for the Politics of Science to Influence Scientific Conclusionsp. 38
Age and Sex: Biological and Social Influences
Evolution and Sex Differencesp. 39
Hormonal Determinants of Sexualityp. 40
Childhoodp. 44
Pubertyp. 49
Adolescencep. 52
Adulthoodp. 78
Middle Agep. 90
Decline in Sexual Activity in Middle and Old Agep. 94
Homosexuality/Heterosexuality: Sissiness and Tomboyism
Prevalence of Homosexual Feelings and Behaviorsp. 101
Sex-Linked Behaviors: Sissiness and Tomboyismp. 108
The Etiology of Homosexuality/Heterosexualityp. 113
Survival Value of Homosexuality/Heterosexuality: Masculinity, Femininity, and Androgynyp. 120
Homosexual Behavior and Identityp. 125
Adjustment of Homosexualsp. 127
Relationships of Homosexualsp. 130
Older Homosexualsp. 131
Homosexual Parentsp. 132
Treatment in Homosexualityp. 132
AIDS-Related Problemsp. 139
Transvestism and Transsexualism: Sex Identity Disorders
Transvestism: Transvestic Fetishism and Gender Identity Disorder of Adolescence, Nontranssexual Typep. 144
Comparison of Transvestism and Transsexualism in Malesp. 151
Transsexualismp. 151
Prevalence of Transsexualism and Transvestismp. 161
Etiologyp. 162
Treatmentp. 172
Sexual Dysfunctions and Difficulties
Sexual Problemsp. 184
Sexual and Marital Dysfunctionp. 185
Inhibited Orgasm and Pretendingp. 185
Prevalence of Sexual Dysfunctions, Difficulties, and Dissatisfactionp. 186
Etiologyp. 191
Diagnosisp. 211
Outcome of Treatment of Psychogenic Sexual Dysfunctionsp. 223
Treatment of Organic Factors Causing Sexual Dysfunctionsp. 231
Child-Adult Sexual Activity: Child Sexual Abuse
Prevalence of Child-Adult Sexual Activityp. 241
Features of Child Sexual Abusep. 246
Nature of Child Sexual Abusep. 247
The Family in Father-Child Incestp. 248
Long-Term Effects of Child Sexual Abusep. 249
Immediate and Short-Term Effects of Child Sexual Abusep. 255
Assessment and Immediate Management of Reported Child Abusep. 258
Treatmentp. 262
Preventionp. 266
Apologia for Scientific Skepticismp. 266
Sexual Coercion and Assault
Nature and Prevalence of Rapep. 269
Effects of Sexual Assaultp. 278
Coping Strategies Following Sexual Assaultp. 286
Feminist and Sociological Models of Rapep. 286
Psychiatric-Psychopathological Model of Rapep. 292
Treatmentp. 293
Treatment of Adults Sexually Abused in Childhoodp. 297
Prevention of Sexual Assaultp. 298
Why Rape Is Rarely Reported and Prosecutedp. 301
Sexual Deviations: Paraphilias and Sex Offenses
DSM-III-R Classification of Paraphilias: Sexual Deviationsp. 304
Multiple Diagnoses of Sex Offenders and Deviantsp. 321
Sex Offensesp. 323
Etiology of Sex Offenses and Deviationsp. 329
Assessment of Sex Offendersp. 346
Treatment of Sex Offenses and Deviationsp. 347
Evaluation of Treatment of Sex Offendersp. 360
Response to Treatment of Different Sex Offensesp. 362
Preventionp. 362
Referencesp. 365
Indexp. 401
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ISBN: 9780306441776
ISBN-10: 0306441772
Series: Applied Clinical Psychology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 414
Published: 31st March 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.78