Having sex, wanting intimacy : why women settle for one-sided relationships
- ISBN: 9781442220201 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 1442220201 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 9781442220218 (electronic)
xi, 233 pages ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 
- Copyright: ©2013
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-223) and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Preface -- The quick fix : sextimacy defined -- Perfect little dolls : cultural and societal factors -- Sugar, spice, all things nice : family and social influence -- Drama : developing emotional awareness -- Chatterbox : building direct communication -- Dress up : developing healthy self-esteem -- Kissing a frog : dating with self-awareness -- Good girls : developing an authentic sexual self -- Housekeeping : putting it all together -- Bibliography -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- About the author.|
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Having Sex, Wanting Intimacy : Why Women Settle for One-Sided Relationships
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Clinical psychologist Weber exhorts girls and women to stop offering sex in the hope of gaining emotional intimacy with men, a process she terms "sextimacy." In a self-help volume more aptly targeted toward today's hook-up culture than Harville Hendrix's well-regarded Getting the Love You Want, Weber contends that women too often invalidate their own desires in partnerships that unilaterally meet the needs of the man. She describes the female biological need for bonding and urges women to expect mutual fulfillment and to refuse sex with partners who are unwilling and/or unable to provide emotional intimacy and safety outside of sex. The inclusion of contributing family pattern descriptions and self-assessment questions adds depth and utility to this excellent book. VERDICT The author's dedication page reads simply "To Girls." Most sexually active females will see themselves or someone they know in this compassionate and helpful book. Recommended.-Linda Petty, Wimberley, TX (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.