But in all the earnest outpourings of everyday clinicians and sex-therapy experts, are we forgetting the ordinary fun, adventure, and sheer childlike wonder at the heart of sex? This Reading Course, comprised of three articles, explores this fascinating meeting of imagination and the body, and leaves students with a broader vision of the erotic.
Erotic Intelligence: Reconciling Sensuality and Domesticity by Esther Perel
Satori in the Bedroom: Tantra and the Dilemma of Western Sexuality by Katy Butler
Inside the Sexual Crucible: The Thrill of Connection Opens Us to the Terror of Loss and Pain by David Schnarch
1. Discuss impact of our culture's goal orientation on sexuality
2. Develop interventions for couples to bring playfulness to their sexual relationship
3. Identify how the sexual relationship relates to the couple's communication
4. Develop interventions for couples focused on giving one another pleasure without orgasm