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Author Pancake, Rachel Marie, author.
Title Sex, shame and pleasure / by Rachel Marie Pancake.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  LB2369 .Z9533 2012 P36eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (vii, 100 pages) : illustrations, color.
Content Type still image
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.S. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 80-85).
Summary This project explores the negative impact of shameful sexuality on sexual pleasure and functioning. Shameful sexual socialization is enforced by the tabooed macro and micro cultural systems of the United States today. This includes religious influence, governmental policies involving spending, censorship, and abstinence-only-education programs, and parental upbringing. Such influences together create a conservative, sexually repressive mentality for many individuals. This suppression of sexuality is evident in the low rates of female pleasure as measurable through the prevalence of female orgasmic disorders. An alternative mentality is modeled by the therapeutic treatment of sexual dysfunctions in which pleasure is increased through exposing participants to the antidote to shame: sharing and empathy. The Sexy Talk Project website brings together the influences of group therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and psycho-sexual-education. The Sexy Talk Project is a comedic pop-culture outlet and an effective forum for people to begin sharing their secret sexual selves in order to experience acceptance.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on January 31, 2013).
Subject Women -- Sexual behavior.
Sex (Psychology)
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Education -- Educational Psychology and Counseling -- Marriage and Family Therapy.
OCLC number 850941576