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Description - Sex Is Not A Natural Act & Other Essays by Leonore Tiefer

A newly revised collection of provocative essays on Sex and its many meanings in our culture by one of the most original and highly regarded sexologists working in the field today. This newly updated collection of pioneering sexologist Leonore Tiefer's essays includes popular as well as professional writings on the social construction of sexuality and includes a new section on Tiefer's most recent essays on female sexual dysfunction (FSD). Tiefer's background as a sexologist is unusually broad, including animal mating behavior research, sex therapy, classification of dysfunctions, and feminist and cultural analysis. Her wit and passion are evident in such recent essays as "Doing the Viagra Tango: Sex Pill as Symbol and Substance," "From Viagra to Niagara: Why is it so Hard to Just Talk About Sex?," and "A New Sexual World-Not" as well as the now classic pieces "The Kiss," "Women's Sexuality: Not a Matter of Health",and "Am I Normal? The Question of Sex. " This newly revised collection by one of the foremost sex researchers today explores sex and its "experts" in colorful, original, and perceptive ways. 0813316596 Sex Is Not a Natural Act and Other Essays

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813341859
ISBN-10: 081334185X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 13-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Leonore Tiefer

Leonore Tiefer is clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine in New York City and has a private practice in sex therapy and psychotherapy in Manhattan. Recently, Dr. Tiefer has become internationally known as the primary spokesperson for a movement that challenges the medicalization of women's sexual problems by the pharmaceutical industry. Both the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and the Association for Women in Psychology selected her for their Distinguished Scientific Career Awards in 2004.

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