Modern Sexuality by Aaron Michael
Human sexuality today stands at the crossroads between biological diversity and social conformity and a battle between the two rages in the media in social institutions and in our daily lives. As a sex therapist Michael Aaron witnesses this struggle each and every day as it plays out on his therapy couch. Modern Sexuality: The Truth about Sex and Relationships examines how biology and society collide head-on in the realm of human sexuality. Here Aaron carefully and convincingly debunks some of the most commonly held beliefs about sexuality - that it is learned and can be changed; that 'abnormal' sexual behavior is pathological; that healthy sexuality involves intimacy; that intimacy is the same to everyone; and that sexuality must have a clearly defined purpose. Using groundbreaking brain-imaging studies and cutting- edge psychological insights Modern Sexuality presents the overwhelming case for sexual diversity including orientation non-traditional relationships and even specific fantasies and kinks. In a world where sexual 'outsiders' battle for acceptance this work helps to explore the variety of sexual expressions from a normative standpoint helping readers to understand that their own desires and those of others can happily exist on the same continuum.