Arousal

The Secret Logic of Sexual Fantasies

Dr. Michael J. Bader

St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

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In this fascinating and provocative book, Dr. Michael Bader offers a groundbreaking new theory of sexual desire. Drawing on his twenty-five years as a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst, Dr. Bader demonstrates that rather than being programmed by biology or society, sexual fantasies and preferences are really psychological antidotes to unconscious dangers. Armed with this novel theory, man and women will no longer need to feel ashamed about what arouses them or confused about what arouses others.

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"Arousal represents an important advance in psychoanalytic thinking about sexual fantasies."—Nancy Friday, author of My Secret Garden

"Bader's story theory of sexual arousal is revolutionary. It has the potential to change forever the way we understand everything about sex. I believe that he has no equal among psychoanalysts in his understanding and elucidation of sexual passion."—Kim Chernin, author of In My Mother's House

"In this brilliant new work, Dr. Michael Bader offers an original and provocative theory that is the most definitive explanation I have ever read of both the psychological and social dynamics of sexual arousal. This highly readable and engaging book should be required reading not only for practicing psychotherapists but for all those who are interested in the how and why of sexual arousal."—Lillian B. Rubin, Ph.D., author of Intimate Strangers

"Bader is a clear, graceful writer, and he makes his points with rare facility in a way useful to both lay people and therapeutic professionals."—Library Journal

"An insider's look at what goes on behind the scenes of our desires."—Kirkus Reviews

"Bader comes across as a compassionate psychotherapist, dedicated to exploring desire in whatever shape it might take."—Library Journal

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Dr. Michael J. Bader

Dr. Michael J. Bader has more than two decades of experience as a clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst, educator, and social critic. He is a frequent contributor to mainstream psychoanalytic criticism, and his series of highly acclaimed articles for Tikkun magazine has been instrumental in bridging the gap between psychology and popular culture. He lives in San Francisco.

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Arousal
The Secret Logic of Sexual Fantasies
Dr. Michael J. Bader

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Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
January 2003
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312302429
ISBN10: 0312302428
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$16.99

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
January 2003
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ISBN: 9781466838956
ISBN10: 1466838957
304 pages
$9.99
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