The Fantasy Fallacy
11 March 2013, 07:50
Thomas Nelson | 2012 | ISBN: 0849964695 | PDF | 794.5KB
Erotica has invaded more than our minds – it has exploded onto our bestseller lists and into our bedrooms.
Many are looking to sexual and emotional fantasies as avenues to fulfillment.
Our fantasies, however, are not reliable guides into the future—they are actually rocky road maps from our past. Best-selling author Shannon Ethridge theorizes, “Fantasies are simply the brain’s way of trying to heal itself from unresolved tragedies and traumas. We mentally compartmentalize our pain to make room for pleasure.”
Fantasies have deep psychological roots, and if acted on many of them can do deep psychological damage. Rather than let fantasies rule us, let’s take out the sting and bring them under God’s rule, allowing the Lord to heal us from the brokenness and insecurities that cause inappropriate fantasies to haunt us.
Without being judgmental or condemning, Shannon helps us dissect several common and often-disturbing topics, such as:
- a distorted fascination with pornography
- the mental pursuit of multiple partners
- the lure of gay and lesbian desires
- bondage, domination, and sadomasochism (BDSM)
With tips for controlling unwanted fantasies and resources for providing a safe haven for recovery, The Fantasy Fallacy helps us recognize and heal our emotional pain and equips us to help others do the same.
Sex on the Brain: 12 Lessons to Enhance Your Love Life
11 March 2013, 07:32
2007 | ISBN: 0307381501 | EPUB | 720.38KB
"The vast majority of love and sex occurs in the brain. Your brain decides who is attractive to you, how to get a date, how well you do on the date, what to do with the feelings that develop, how long those feelings last, when to commit, and how well you do as a partner and a parent. Your brain helps you be enthusiastic in the bedroom or drains you of desire and passion. Your brain helps you process and learn from a breakup or makes you vulnerable to depression or obsession."
While plastic surgeons, diet gurus, and the pharmaceutical industry may have convinced you that they hold the secret to a fulfilling sex life, the truth is that you already have the only thing you really need: a brain. As the largest and most sensitive sexual organ in the body, a healthy human brain enhances your sex life and heightens sensation. A troubled brain, however, makes emotional and physical connection with others difficult. So forget the implants, the fad diets, and the pills. Learning about this intriguing and sexy organ is the key to your sexual satisfaction.
Based on Dr. Daniel Amen's latest research in practical neuroscience, Sex on the Brain shares 12 lessons that help you enhance your love and sex lives through understanding and improving brain function. Filled with practical suggestions and information on how sex can save your life, Sex on the Brain reveals:
- How sex helps prevent heart disease, improve memory, stave off cancer, and boost your immune system
- How the differences between men's and women's brains affect our perceptions and interest in sex--and how you can understand these differences to make the most of the opportunities with your partner
- Why breakups hurt so much, and what you can do to ease the pain
- Surefire techniques to fix common problems--depression, PMS, ADD--that get in the way of good sex
- How to make yourself unforgettable to your partner
Everyone wants to know how to improve his or her love life, but so few of us understand the integral role that the brain plays in getting us in the mood, keeping us excited about our partner, and helping us achieve greater satisfaction. Sex on the Brain explains everything, showing you how use your brain to create a healthy, happy, and hot sex life.
Dr Moyad's Guide to Male Sexual Health
11 March 2013, 07:29
Spry Publishing | 2012 | ISBN: 1938170067 | EPUB | 768.49KB
There is perhaps no medical topic that is discussed less than male sexual health. True that it is the basis of countless tasteless jokes, but seldom is the subject approached in a frank and understandable fashion. Renowned expert on male sexual health and complementary medicine, Dr. Mark Moyad provides men with the "look under the covers" that they have been searching for.
What factors contribute to erections and what can a man do as he ages to promote a healthy sex life? What is the connection between diet, health, and sexuality? Are there true aphrodisiacs? What about the testosterone replacement therapy that commercials tout? Are there supplements that actually work to enhance male sexual function? Dr. Moyad takes an unvarnished and candid look at all the topics that men and their partners have wondered about and answers the questions that they have been afraid to ask.