Women's Sexualities is
a guide to self-understanding and self-acceptance.
With it you can thoughtfully consider your own sexuality and compare
your experiences of sex and sexuality with the experiences of many
other women, including some older than you are now unless youve reached
age ninety. In this book you will find narratives from interviews
with women aged twenty to ninety and responses and comments from 2,632
women born between 1905 and 1977 who participated in a national survey
on how women experience and express their sexuality. As you read this
book, you will find yourself recognizing some of the same influences
on your own sexual development as those described by the women who
took part in the Survey.
is a source of information that will deepen your understanding
of pleasurable lovemaking and enhance your lovemaking skills. The
Survey has much to tell us about how women create their own erotic
pleasure and sexual satisfaction. Furthermore, in this book, I share
some of the secrets of sexual choreography that I have learned working
as a psychologist with individuals and couples on issues of sexuality
and intimacy for more than twenty years.
is a facilitator for sexual decision making. As you will see,
women of all ages, even in their eighties, still have decisions to
make about their sexuality. Also, Womens Sexualities is a valuable
resource for the guidance of others, of any age, whose sexuality you
Finally, Women's Sexualities
is also a stimulus for discussion. You may want to organize
or join a womens Sexual Self-Acceptance (SEXSA) Circle in which to
talk with other women about sex, sexuality, and each members unique
sexual develo pment.
In the Resource section you will find questions to use
for such discussions. Some topics, such as sexual development in childhood
or sexual trauma, could generate a series of discussions. SEXSA Circles
can be peer groups or intergenerational.