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An essential handbook of women's sexuality, 2v.


An essential handbook of women's sexuality, 2v.

Castaneda, Donna.



719 pages



Women's psychology


In this two-volume set, Castaneda (psychology, San Diego State U.-Imperial Valley) compiles 14 writings on women's sexuality by psychology, philosophy, communications, nursing, anthropology, and political science specialists from North America, Europe, Australia, India, and New Zealand. Topics include sexual desire; sexual satisfaction among heterosexual women; women's sexuality in close relationships and across various developmental stages; women's bodies, the media, and sexuality, including the effects of binge eating disorders, media influences on women's decisions to not have children, and the difference between erotica and pornography and how they affect sexuality; and international perspectives and human and sexual rights for women, including female initiation rituals and sexuality socialization in Mozambique, issues among Vietnamese women, the context of women's sexualities, sexual rights, and violence in Mexico, and the struggle for sexual rights in Muslim societies. The second volume addresses diversity, health, mental health, and violence, including lesbian love, sex, and relationships; women's sexuality and bisexuality; intimacy in the lives of trans women; sexuality for women with physical disabilities, First Nation women, Latinas, Asian and Asian American women, and African American women; the effects of breast cancer; HIV/AIDS; pregnancy; the role of power in sexual interactions that include BDSM; sexual trauma; mental illness; approaches to sexual problems; abusive relationships; how the sexualization of women and girls promotes violence against them; and sex trafficking and exploitation.

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