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Description - Talking About Sex by Derek C. Polonsky

This work takes a no-nonsense look at the sexual issues that many people wonder about, but do not know how to ask about. Selected letters from readers of a national women's magazine provide the basis for this easy-to-read book, which offers a wealth of information on a variety of sexual topics, including sexual physiology, relationships, problems with sexual functioning, and treatment approches. Dr Polonsky's straightforward style and his question-and-answer format enables the reader to thumb through the book and to focus only on those topics important to the reader at the time. Or the reader may choose to read the book from cover to cover for a complete sex re-education. Readers may even find themselves asking "Why didn't they teach that in sex education?". Although the book is not able to offer any magical cures, it does aim to offer a frank and open discussion about people's sexual lives - fears, the family, childhood sexual abuse, surgery and illness, and AIDS and sex. Although the book is written for adults, "Talking about Sex" provides parents with factual information they can use in communicating with their children about sex. The questions are from real-life. The doctor's answers are reassuring. Throughout the book, he puts a positive emphasis on healthy sexual development.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780880487191
ISBN-10: 0880487194
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 150mm x 25mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 30-Nov-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Derek C. Polonsky

Derek C. Polonsky, M.D., is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and teaches in the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts. He has a private practice, treating both individuals and couples who have sexual difficulties. He has been involved in teaching theories of couples and sex therapy to a wide range of audiences and has made instructional films for those who wish to try a self-help approach.