Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal

Presents thriteen essays and four interviews on topics ranging from Jack Kerouac to AIDS

Author: Gore Vidal

Publisher: Cleis Press

ISBN: UOM:39015043047441

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 292

Presents thriteen essays and four interviews on topics ranging from Jack Kerouac to AIDS
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sexually Speaking

Sexually Speaking

Thorough coverage of many issues surrounding human sexuality combined with thought-provoking exercises make this workbook a terrific addition to the human sexuality field.

Author: J. Davis Mannino

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 0072893478

Category: Psychology

Page: 340

View: 804

Sexually Speaking by J. Davis Mannino is an interactive "hands on" workbook that challenges students to re-evaluate their own thoughts and feelings about sexuality. Students are encouraged to use critical thinking skills, synthesize related concepts and learning, and explore their own thoughts regarding sexuality throughout the course of the workbook. The workbook has been designed to act as a supplement to any one of the major human sexuality textbooks, as the base for a self-paced study project, as a reference guide, or it can be the main text for a course when combined with a professor's lecture notes. Thorough coverage of many issues surrounding human sexuality combined with thought-provoking exercises make this workbook a terrific addition to the human sexuality field.
Categories: Psychology

Sexually Speaking

Sexually Speaking

Combining the latest medical information from Dr. Amos with Dr. Ruth's reassuring and refreshingly candid style, this book gives you everything you need to take charge of your health.

Author: Ruth K. Westheimer

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0470643358

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 714

The ultimate women's guide to sexual health—new from Dr. Ruth In this down-to-earth guide, celebrated sex expert and bestselling author Dr. Ruth Westheimer teams up with prominent gynecologist at Cornell and New York Presbyterian Medical Centers, Dr. Amos Grunebaum, to address the most pressing health issues women face today. Written in Dr. Ruth's refreshingly candid and lively style, it gives you everything you need to take charge of your health—from finding a gynecologist to having a happy sex life to planning or avoiding a pregnancy. With practical advice and information for every age and stage of a woman's life, Sexually Speaking is an invaluable reference you will turn to again and again. Covers everything you've ever wanted to know about women's health—from celebrated sex expert and therapist Dr. Ruth and top gynecologist Dr. Amos Addresses questions related to sexuality, hormones, STDs, pregnancy, menopause, fibroids, ovarian cancer, and other women's health concerns Helps you overcome embarrassment and other common obstacles to understanding and safeguarding your personal health Combines Dr. Ruth's straightforward, reassuring approach to some of the more challenging and uncomfortable concerns related to women's health and the expertise of Dr. Amos, who has seen it all—from routine exams to high risk births
Categories: Self-Help

Sexually Speaking

Sexually Speaking

Author: Jason Bassi Rubenstein

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:77073073

Category: Popular culture

Page: 204

View: 127

Categories: Popular culture

Musically Speaking

Musically Speaking

This is a book full of color, verve, humor, and wisdom, unfolding gracefully through the beloved music of the Jewish holidays, the lullabies of childhood, the songs that sustained an orphan and roused the courage of a young woman, the ...

Author: Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812208351

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

View: 726

"Music, I have come to realize, is for me a kind of golden thread running through my life. It has helped maintain my connection with the past that otherwise might have been severed by catastrophe and time. I am often asked—indeed, I often wonder myself—why it is that I should always have had such joie de vivre in the face of the losses and dislocations I had to endure in my early years. The answer I always gave was that the warmth and security of my early childhood had a remarkable power and influence. This is certainly true. But now I have realized that there is another part to the answer. And that is music."—from the introduction Who among us does not have a song that triggers vivid memories—of jubilation, of belonging, of sorrow, of love? In Musically Speaking, Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer, one of America's most beloved personalities, has written a warm and contemplative book about the role music has played in her life and the ineradicable traces it has left on her thoughts, emotions, her very being. In this memoir through song, Dr. Ruth invites us to share her story from a uniquely musical perspective. By the time she was thirty, Ruth Westheimer had lived in five countries, each with a distinctive musical culture, each with a different hold on her sensibility. For the first ten years of her life, the comforting melodies of childhood helped drown out the anthems of Nazism to be heard elsewhere in her native Germany; as an adolescent refugee in Switzerland, she came to be aware that, however loudly she sang the patriotic songs of the land that gave her shelter, she could never truly be at home there. Present at the creation of the modern state of Israel, she sang and danced to the new music of a new nation; as a young woman eagerly absorbing all that Paris had to offer in the way of romance and worldliness in the early 1950s, the songs of Edith Piaf, Mouloudji, and Yves Montand were her tutors. An almost accidental emigration to America brought new challenges and new stability, as she became a wife, mother, and professional; tremendous and unforeseen celebrity came later, and with it the giddy opportunity to indulge her love of music as never before. Always, the classical repertoire of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and Brahms has drawn Westheimer to a German culture that has belonged—and not belonged—to her throughout her life. And always, the music of the Jewish tradition has given her strength and comfort beyond words. Affording a view of Dr. Ruth from a rare private vantage point, Musically Speaking offers wondrous testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. This is a book full of color, verve, humor, and wisdom, unfolding gracefully through the beloved music of the Jewish holidays, the lullabies of childhood, the songs that sustained an orphan and roused the courage of a young woman, the melodies that enable a widow grieving for her husband to recall, from deep within the years of love, companionship, and happiness.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Sexuality and Illness

Sexuality and Illness

This evidence-based guide educates and informs health professionals about promoting sexual wellbeing in the context of challenges from physical and mental health.

Author: Anne Katz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000432008

Category: Medical

Page: 176

View: 711

This evidence-based guide educates and informs health professionals about promoting sexual wellbeing in the context of challenges from physical and mental health. Sexuality is an important aspect of quality of life for many people but can be affected by a wide variety of health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, mental illness, menopause, diseases of ageing, neurological diseases and spinal cord injuries, combat injuries, and cancer. Building readers’ confidence in initiating and encouraging open communication on this often-neglected topic, Sexuality and Illness includes case studies that illustrate how to talk about sexuality and support patients with concerns about it. Making recommendations for practice and further reading, it takes into account gender, sexual, race and ethnic diversity. This accessible text demystifies a topic that is sometimes difficult to discuss. It is essential reading for healthcare practitioners interested in providing comprehensive and person-centred care.
Categories: Medical

Sexually Speaking who Am I

Sexually Speaking  who Am I

Author: Anne C. Blanchard

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:4764125

Category: Sex instruction for youth

Page: 95

View: 674

Categories: Sex instruction for youth

Dr Ruth s Pregnancy Guide for Couples

Dr  Ruth s Pregnancy Guide for Couples

This book offers helpful tips, case studies, and question and answer features about sexual activity, getting pregnant, being pregnant, delivering a baby, and keeping sex alive before, during, and after pregnancy.

Author: Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000101089

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 738

This book offers helpful tips, case studies, and question and answer features about sexual activity, getting pregnant, being pregnant, delivering a baby, and keeping sex alive before, during, and after pregnancy. It focuses on maintaining a healthy relationship and sex life during pregnancy.
Categories: Psychology

Sex For Dummies

Sex For Dummies

In this friendly, authoritative guide, renowned sex therapist Dr. Ruth gives you the latest on everything from oral sex and popular positions to new methods of birth control.

Author: Ruth K. Westheimer

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780470116777

Category: Self-Help

Page: 432

View: 208

Try new sexual positions The bestselling guide to a rewarding sex life and a deeper relationship Looking for the straight facts on sex? In this friendly, authoritative guide, renowned sex therapist Dr. Ruth gives you the latest on everything from oral sex and popular positions to new methods of birth control. She also debunks sex myths and covers new therapies to manage low libido, overcome sexual dysfunction, and enhance pleasure. Praise for Dr. Ruth and Sex For Dummies "Her energy level is higher than that of a charged particle." –People Magazine "Dr. Ruth writes the way she talks – enthusiastically, nonjudgmentally, and informatively. . . ." –Booklist "Her name and the distinctive thrill of her voice have become inextricably linked with the subject of sex." –New York Times Discover how to Enjoy the first time Enhance foreplay and afterplay with your partner Avoid STDs and have safer sex Discuss sex with your kids Navigate cybersex
Categories: Self-Help

First Love

First Love

Discusses the sensitive issues involved in teenage sexuality, examining such topics as the psychological and emotional impact of sex, rape, incest, venereal disease, pregnancy, contraception, and homosexuality.

Author: Ruth K. Westheimer

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

ISBN: 0446342947

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 816

Discusses the sensitive issues involved in teenage sexuality, examining such topics as the psychological and emotional impact of sex, rape, incest, venereal disease, pregnancy, contraception, and homosexuality.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Industrial Sexuality

Industrial Sexuality

Mechanizing women : industrial workers or women adrift? -- 4. Ladies in urban times : work, property, and gender in the modernity of the poor -- Pt. II. Industrial sexuality -- 5.

Author: Hanan Hammad

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477310724

Category: History

Page: 299

View: 843

Introduction. Townspeople, company people, and textiles : a woven history -- Pt. I. Gendered experiences -- 1. Competing masculinities : docile workers, aggressive afandiyya, and the mechanization of the modern subject -- 2. Urbanizing masculinity : workers, weavers, and futuwwat in violent alliances and fluid identities -- 3. Mechanizing women : industrial workers or women adrift? -- 4. Ladies in urban times : work, property, and gender in the modernity of the poor -- Pt. II. Industrial sexuality -- 5. Sexually speaking : unveiling the harassment of women, child molestation, homosexuality, and hetero-intimacy in industrial-urban space -- 6. Striking and sex-working : living with tuberculosis, syphilis, and other monsters -- Conclusion. The anxiety of transition
Categories: History

Sexuality and Illness

Sexuality and Illness

This evidence-based guide educates and informs health professionals about promoting sexual wellbeing in the context of ... She is internationally known as an engaging speaker and educator and the host of “Sexually Speaking with Dr. Anne ...

Author: Anne Katz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000432015

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 645

This evidence-based guide educates and informs health professionals about promoting sexual wellbeing in the context of challenges from physical and mental health. Sexuality is an important aspect of quality of life for many people but can be affected by a wide variety of health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, mental illness, menopause, diseases of ageing, neurological diseases and spinal cord injuries, combat injuries, and cancer. Building readers’ confidence in initiating and encouraging open communication on this often-neglected topic, Sexuality and Illness includes case studies that illustrate how to talk about sexuality and support patients with concerns about it. Making recommendations for practice and further reading, it takes into account gender, sexual, race and ethnic diversity. This accessible text demystifies a topic that is sometimes difficult to discuss. It is essential reading for healthcare practitioners interested in providing comprehensive and person-centred care.
Categories: Medical

Introducing the New Sexuality Studies

Introducing the New Sexuality Studies

And who is seen as vulnerable to the dangers of sexual corruption? In this chapter, I will show how what is considered right and wrong — sexually speaking — is not fixed and absolute, but has changed over time. Moreover, I will discuss ...

Author: Steven Seidman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136818097

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 914

Breaking new ground, both substantively and stylistically, Introducing the New Sexuality Studies, Second Edition offers students and academics an engaging, thought-provoking introduction and overview of the social study of sexualities. Its central premise is to explore the social construction of sexuality, the role of social differences such as race or nationality in creating sexual variation, and the ways sex is entangled in relations of power and inequality. Through this approach the field of sexuality is considered in multicultural, global, and comparative terms, and from a truly social perspective. The second edition of this definitive textbook consists of over seventy-five short, original essays on the key topics and themes in sexuality studies. It also includes interviews with fourteen leading scholars in the field, which convey some of the most innovative work currently being undertaken. Each contribution is original, presenting the latest thinking and research in clear and accessible terms, using engaging examples to illustrate key points. This topical and timely volume will be an invaluable resource to all those with an interest in sexuality studies, gender studies and LGBTQ studies.
Categories: Social Science

Sexual Intimacy in Marriage

Sexual Intimacy in Marriage

Sexually speaking , ignorance would have been bliss . The short - term pleasure is definitely not worth the long - term pain . Sadly , many patients have echoed Regina's words when they have told about past lovers who were " better ...

Author: William Cutrer

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 082542366X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 220

In a humorous and caring manner, Dr. Bill Cutrer provides medically and spiritually competent advice to the most common questions that couples would like to ask but often don't. This is not just another technical manual that leaves out the personal dimensions of sexuality.
Categories: Self-Help

Dr Ruth s Encyclopedia of Sex

Dr  Ruth s Encyclopedia of Sex

250 entries conveniently arranged in alphabetical order bring together, in one single, user-friendly volume, all the knowledge one needs to be sexually literate.

Author: Ruth Westheimer

Publisher: HarperElement

ISBN: 1852307978

Category: Health

Page: 319

View: 637

250 entries conveniently arranged in alphabetical order bring together, in one single, user-friendly volume, all the knowledge one needs to be sexually literate. Covering all aspects of sex - from the basic biological information to psychological, cultural, legal and religious concerns - the topics are treated with sensitivity and an open mind. Individual articles are written by over 50 researchers and practitioners - gynaecologists, psychologists, lawyers, educators and psychiatrists - who are at the forefront of their respective fields.
Categories: Health

Dr Ruth s Guide to Good Sex

Dr  Ruth s Guide to Good Sex

Author: Ruth Karola Westheimer

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: 0816140758

Category: Large print books

Page: 464

View: 409

Categories: Large print books

Handbook of the New Sexuality Studies

Handbook of the New Sexuality Studies

In this chapter, I will show how what is considered right and wrong – sexually speaking – is not fixed and absolute, but has changed over time. Moreover, I will discuss how past ways of thinking about sexuality have influenced what we ...

Author: Steven Seidman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134169221

Category: Social Science

Page: 498

View: 679

As the field of sexuality studies has become a growth area in academia and classes on sexuality studies are incorporated into various disciplines, the expanding book market has been filled with specialist oriented texts which are often theoretically focused and contain too many summaries for an undergraduate audience. Addressing this imbalance, this key new volume presents the field of sexuality in an accessible and engaging way for undergraduates. Breaking new ground, both substantively and stylistically, this book offers students, academics and researchers an accessible, engaging introduction and overview of this emerging field. Its central premise is to explore the social character of sexuality, the role of social differences such as race or nationality in creating sexual variation, and the ways sex is entangled in relations of power and inequality. Through this novel approach, the field of sexuality is considered, for the first time, in multicultural, global, and comparative terms and from a truly social perspective. This important volume consists of over fifty short and original essays on the key topics and themes in sexuality studies, and interviews with twelve leading scholars in the field which convey some of the most innovative work being done. Each contribution clearly conveys the latest research with examples. Ideal for students of gender and sexuality studies, this topical and timely volume will be an invaluable resource to all those with an interest in sexuality studies.
Categories: Social Science

Sexuality in Adolescence

Sexuality in Adolescence

Sexually speaking, man was to be the 'hunter' and initiator of sexual activity, the one with the more powerful and demanding sex drive and the strong figure in a heterosexual relationship. The traditional woman played her role through ...

Author: Susan M. Moore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134286263

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 300

Sexuality in Adolescence considers the latest theory and research on adolescent development, focusing on sexuality as a vital aspect of normal, healthy maturation. Biological changes are discussed within a social context, and the latest research is presented on key issues of our time, including changes in teenage sexual behaviours and beliefs, sexual risk-taking, body dissatisfaction, sex education, teen pregnancy and abortion. Susan Moore and Doreen Rosenthal explore the roles of parents, peers, the media, social institutions and youth culture in adolescent sexual adjustment. This volume covers topical issues ranging from the role of the internet in adolescent romance to the pros and cons of abstinence education versus harm minimization. Issues, such as whether there are male-female differences in desire, sexuality, motives for sex, and beliefs about romance are examined, along with the question of whether a sexual double standard still exists. Maladaptive aspects of sexual development, including sexual risk-taking, disease, unplanned pregnancy, and sexual coercion are also covered. This fully revised and updated second edition also addresses the crucial issues of: sexual minority adolescents the social determinants of adolescent sexuality sexual health as opposed to sexual illness. This book aims to promote sexual well-being, and argues for the importance of the adolescent period as a time for engendering healthy sexual attitudes and practices. It will be valuable reading for students in the social and behavioural sciences interested in adolescent development and the topic of sexuality, and for professionals working with young people.
Categories: Psychology