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The Velvet Rage

Author : Alan Downs
ISBN : 9780738215853
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 46.55 MB
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Today’s gay man enjoys unprecedented, hard-won social acceptance. Despite this victory, however, serious problems still exist. Substance abuse, depression, suicide, and sex addiction among gay men are at an all-time high, causing many to ask, “Are we really better off?” Drawing on contemporary research, psychologist Alan Downs’s own struggle with shame and anger, and stories from his patients, The Velvet Rage passionately describes the stages of a gay man’s journey out of shame and offers practical and inspired strategies to stop the cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behavior. Updated to reflect the effects of the many recent social, cultural, and political changes, The Velvet Rage is an empowering book that has already changed the public discourse on gay culture and helped shape the identity of an entire generation of gay men.
Category: Psychology

The Velvet Rage

Author : Alan Downs
ISBN : 9780738215853
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 81.75 MB
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Today's gay man enjoys unprecedented, hard-won social acceptance. Despite this victory, however, serious problems still exist. Substance abuse, depression, suicide, and sex addiction among gay men are at an all-time high, causing many to ask, "Are we really better off?" Drawing on contemporary research, psychologist Alan Downs's own struggle with shame and anger, and stories from his patients, The Velvet Rage passionately describes the stages of a gay man's journey out of shame and offers practical and inspired strategies to stop the cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behavior. Updated to reflect the effects of the many recent social, cultural, and political changes, The Velvet Rage is an empowering book that has already changed the public discourse on gay culture and helped shape the identity of an entire generation of gay men.
Category: Social Science

The Velvet Rage

Author : Alan Downs
ISBN : 1611746469
Genre : SOCIAL SCIENCE
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The historic, groundbreaking examination of the psychology of homosexuality: why it has lead many men to feel ashamed of their own identity and how to overcome that sense of shame.
Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Straight Jacket

Author : Matthew Todd
ISBN : 9781448111107
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 81.58 MB
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'This is an essential read for every gay person on the planet' - Elton John WINNER BOYZ BEST LGBT BOOK 2017 SHORTLISTED FOR THE POLARI BOOK PRIZE 2017 Straight Jacket is a revolutionary clarion call for gay men, the wider LGBT community, their friends and family. Part memoir, part ground-breaking polemic, it looks beneath the shiny facade of contemporary gay culture and asks if gay people are as happy as they could be – and if not, why not? Meticulously researched, courageous and life-affirming, Straight Jacket offers invaluable practical advice on how to overcome a range of difficult issues. It also recognizes that this is a watershed moment, a piercing wake-up-call-to-arms for the gay and wider community to acknowledge the importance of supporting all young people – and helping older people to transform their experience and finally get the lives they really want.
Category: Self-Help

The Velvet Rage

Author : Alan Downs
ISBN : 9780738215853
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 29.57 MB
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Today’s gay man enjoys unprecedented, hard-won social acceptance. Despite this victory, however, serious problems still exist. Substance abuse, depression, suicide, and sex addiction among gay men are at an all-time high, causing many to ask, “Are we really better off?” Drawing on contemporary research, psychologist Alan Downs’s own struggle with shame and anger, and stories from his patients, The Velvet Rage passionately describes the stages of a gay man’s journey out of shame and offers practical and inspired strategies to stop the cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behavior. Updated to reflect the effects of the many recent social, cultural, and political changes, The Velvet Rage is an empowering book that has already changed the public discourse on gay culture and helped shape the identity of an entire generation of gay men.
Category: Psychology

Cruise Control

Author : Robert Weiss, MSW
ISBN : 9780985063344
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 57.20 MB
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Cruise Control is the premiere book on the growing problem of sex addiction in gay men. This second edition explores how technology has impacted the instant ability to "meet up" and the implications of being in recovery in a committed relationship. Accessible resource for achieving sex addiction recovery including a "30 day test" and a dating plan.
Category: Self-Help

What Every Mental Health Professional Needs To Know About Sex Second Edition

Author : Stephanie Buehler, PsyD, CST-S
ISBN : 9780826174451
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 59.10 MB
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The second edition of this acclaimed guide to understanding sexuality and working with clients on sexuality issues is extensively updated to reflect recent scientific, practical, and social developments in the field. It provides updated information on relevant disorders in the DSM-5, new theoretical approaches, new pharmacological treatments, updated information on STDs, new understandings of transgender individuals, the impact of same-sex marriage laws, controversies over sex addiction, and much more. Chapters are enhanced with the addition of new take-away points, additional worksheets, and a glossary. Distinguished by an easy-to-read, down-to-earth approach, the text provides plentiful information, tools, and exercises to increase the confidence and comfort of both trainee and experienced mental health professionals treating sexual issues. Based on the premise that the therapist must be comfortable with his or her own sexuality in order to provide effective treatment, the book discusses the characteristics of healthy sexuality for both client and therapist and addresses issues of discomfort that may arise for the therapist. New to the Second Edition: Sexual and other disorders in DSM-5 New understandings of sexual identity and fluidity, including transgender Legal status of same-sex marriage New pharmacological treatments for sexual issues New methods of sexological research Updated and expanded coverage of assessment tools Mindfulness interventions Supplemental Instructor's Manual with quizzes and chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint slides Updated Practitioner Resources including informational handouts and illustrations
Category: Psychology

Bi

Author : Shiri Eisner
ISBN : 9781580054744
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 24.39 MB
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Depicted as duplicitous, traitorous, and promiscuous, bisexuality has long been suspected, marginalized, and rejected by both straight and gay communities alike. Bi takes a long overdue, comprehensive look at bisexual politics--from the issues surrounding biphobia/monosexism, feminism, and transgenderism to the practice of labeling those who identify as bi as either “too bisexual” (promiscuous and incapable of fidelity) or “not bisexual enough” (not actively engaging romantically or sexually with people of at least two different genders). In this forward-thinking and eye-opening book, feminist bisexual and genderqueer activist Shiri Eisner takes readers on a journey through the many aspects of the meanings and politics of bisexuality, specifically highlighting how bisexuality can open up new and exciting ways of challenging social convention. Informed by feminist, transgender, and queer theory, as well as politics and activism, Bi is a radical manifesto for a group that has been too frequently silenced, erased, and denied--and a starting point from which to launch a bisexual revolution.
Category: Social Science

Paths To Recovery For Gay And Bisexual Drug Addicts

Author : Paul Schulte
ISBN : 9781442249998
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 70.35 MB
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Paths to Recovery for Gay and Bisexual Drug Addicts: Healing Weary Hearts reflects and provides practical advice on the problems that confront counselors, friends, and family members in their efforts to help gay or bisexual men with drug and alcohol addiction. Paul Schulte explores the different medical, psychological, psychiatric, and spiritual issues that contribute to both addiction and treatment. His advice and programs for recovering addicts addresses a range of issues from health problems to the gay self-image, in particular dealing with shame and the all too frequent issue of adolescent sexual abuse. Schulte offers fresh, concise advice and programs for recovery providing hope for a population which is three times more likely to have issues with drugs and alcohol than the general population.
Category: Psychology

Becoming A Man

Author : Paul Monette
ISBN : 9781480473867
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 51.94 MB
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Paul Monette’s National Book Award–winning memoir hailed as a classic coming-out story Paul Monette grew up all-American, Catholic, overachieving . . . and closeted. As a child of the 1950s, a time when a kid suspected of being a “homo” would routinely be beaten up, Monette kept his secret throughout his adolescence. He wrestled with his sexuality for the first thirty years of his life, priding himself on his ability to “pass” for straight. The story of his journey to adulthood and to self-acceptance with grace and honesty, this intimate portrait of a young man’s struggle with his own desires is witty, humorous, and deeply felt. Before his death of complications from AIDS in 1995, Monette was an outspoken activist crusading for gay rights. Becoming a Man shows his courageous path to stand up for his own right to love and be loved. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Paul Monette including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the Paul Monette papers of the UCLA Library Special Collections.
Category: Biography & Autobiography