Sex Outside the Lines: Authentic Sexuality in a Sexually Dysfunctional Culture
by: BenBella Books
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It’s socially acceptable to spend a day watching sports or sitcoms, but it’s shameful and embarrassing to admit to the same about erotic media. Why is it that sex is so often deemed inappropriate” and considered something we must keep private or even ignore?
Our culture is afraid of sex. We feel the need to label what is normal and what isn’t, and as a result, we live in a relational and sexually unhealthy culture. In reality, far more harm is caused by labeling sexual expression as obscene” than by celebrating it.
In Sex Outside the Lines: Authentic Sexuality in a Sexually Dysfunctional Culture, Chris Donaghue, PhD, explores and challenges the negative ideals that have warped society’s view of sex. Sex Outside the Lines is not a dogmatic rule book, but a valuable guide to help you on your journey to sexual self-discovery and, most important, self-acceptance. Donaghue encourages you to not only explore your capacity for pleasure, but to be proud of it and to take a look at how you could be living.
In his years of training in sex and couples therapy, Donaghue has developed highly successful methods for freeing clients from sexual hang-ups, enabling them to let go of shame and embarrassment. The goal isn’t to be normal”there is no such thing. Donaghue pulls apart cultural phobias with a sex-positive therapy practice, as well as a kind of sexual deprograming that helps people see and accept that the desires they haveeven if they don’t align with society’s expectationsare actually natural, healthy, and part of having a great sex life.
Sex Outside the Lines addresses our diversity, challenges conventional psychiatric wisdom as classifying perfectly normal behavior as disorders, and disregards conventional advice from leading experts. It isn’t advocating a liberal” approach to modern conceptsit is seeking to redefine them altogether.
Posted in Love & Romance Tagged with: Authentic, BenBella Books, Culture, Dysfunctional, Lines, Outside, Sexuality, Sexually
You & I, Inc.: The Connection of Sexuality and Spirituality
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“As your desire is, so is your will.
As your will is, so is your deed.
As your deed is, so is your destiny.”
The words printed on the back of the business card sent a chill through Lenea’s body, causing her to question what it is she desires most in life: a partner. But how could this be her destiny when she doesn’t trust men? The answer awaits in an erotically mysterious dance studio, where a broken-hearted yet hopeful Lenea joins a group of like-minded women who are taught that any desire they have can be realized through dance lessons, an intriguing objective.
Things start to go awry when Lenea discovers the studio is haunted by a spirit of the past-when the building once served as a brothel in the late 1800’s. She grasps for a hold on reality as she seeks to understand the connection between the supernatural occurrences and her growing relationship with an incredibly hot, talented artist who seems to have caught the eye of more than just Lenea.
Ultimately the navigation through her rock-strewn journey leads to her own sexual awakening, and the truth about the one thing she believes matters most in a partnership: trust.
Posted in Contemporary Women Tagged with: BalboaPress, Connection, Inc., Sexuality, Spirituality