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Anal Pleasure and Health - A Guide for Men and Women

Anal Pleasure and Health - A Guide for Men and Women Image

Jack Morin. Yes Press, 1981

Key Elements: This book contains research into the subject of anal sex from a personal user friendly and clinical point of view and can be used by anyone who is interested in the topic for personal knowledge, to have better anal sex or to understand more about the topic to professional reasons. The book also includes research into how personal therapy was used to help individuals to feel more comfortable having anal sex. Contains few facts from an American perspective and the chapters also have a part on how to experience what is covered in each specific chapter.

Chapter One – Anal Pleasure and the Anal Taboo
The history and social background of the anal sex taboo, and the possible functions of the anal sex taboo
Chapter Two – The Anal Taboo and the Helping Professionals
Anal taboo in medicine, and taboo is psychology and counselling and their history in those fields is covered. Sex therapy and anal concerns (what they generally think about the topic and taboos that one may be holding on to), includes reducing anal tension.
Chapter Three – How to Use This Book
The structure of the book, how it’s to be used and the other relevant points to consider when using the text
Chapter Four – Looking and Touching
Self-exploration of the anal area (and ideas of how to develop a better relationship with your anal area)
Chapter Five – Beneath the Skin
The anatomy of the anal area, this chapter includes male and female diagrams of the pelvic muscles
Chapter Six – Mind and Body
The link between emotions and the anal area also includes the anal reactions to stress
Chapter Seven – Inside the Anus
The anatomy and physiology of the anal canal, includes a diagram of the internal and external anal sphincter muscles, has information on anal douching (enemas) and lubrication
Chapter Eight – Anal Eroticism
Sexual responses and the anus includes the four phases of sexual responses with a description of the phases according to Master’s and Johnson and how they relate to anal pleasure, drugs and anal eroticism are also covered
Chapter Nine – Discovering the Rectum
The anatomy and physiology of the rectum, with diagrams of the rectum and the effects that that angles of entry have on rectal penetration, fisting is mentioned, objects used for rectal stimulation are also covered (anal stimulators, candles, soft vibrators, small vibrators) with the details of how to experience the things mentioned in this chapter
Chapter Ten – Attitudes towards Rectal Stimulation
How to deal with the psychological blocks associated with anal sex, includes the psychological blocks to feces, the ideas of homophobia linked to anal sex, and the masculine and feminine identity roles socially related to anal sex
Chapter Eleven – Opening a Dialogue
How to discuss the topic openly and honestly with another
Chapter Twelve – Mutual Exploration
How to choose a partner, and ways of mutual anal discovery
Chapter Thirteen – Anal Intercourse
Includes diagrams of positions for anal intercourse, and details how experience and explore anal sex safely
Chapter Fourteen – Power and Anal Pleasure
The interpersonal dynamics that occur during anal sex, including the issues of power, symbols of power, and the sexual excitement of power, and anal sex and power
Chapter Fifteen – The Context of Anal Pleasure
The private side of anal sex, finding a physician and maintaining a private life
Appendix A: Common Problems of the Anus and Rectum
Appendix B: Research Process and Findings

Anal Pleasure and Health - A Guide for Men and Women

Anal Pleasure and Health - A Guide for Men and Women Image

Jack Morin. Yes Press, 1981

Key Elements: This book contains research into the subject of anal sex from a personal user friendly and clinical point of view and can be used by anyone who is interested in the topic for personal knowledge, to have better anal sex or to understand more about the topic to professional reasons. The book also includes research into how personal therapy was used to help individuals to feel more comfortable having anal sex. Contains few facts from an American perspective and the chapters also have a part on how to experience what is covered in each specific chapter.

Chapter One – Anal Pleasure and the Anal Taboo
The history and social background of the anal sex taboo, and the possible functions of the anal sex taboo
Chapter Two – The Anal Taboo and the Helping Professionals
Anal taboo in medicine, and taboo is psychology and counselling and their history in those fields is covered. Sex therapy and anal concerns (what they generally think about the topic and taboos that one may be holding on to), includes reducing anal tension.
Chapter Three – How to Use This Book
The structure of the book, how it’s to be used and the other relevant points to consider when using the text
Chapter Four – Looking and Touching
Self-exploration of the anal area (and ideas of how to develop a better relationship with your anal area)
Chapter Five – Beneath the Skin
The anatomy of the anal area, this chapter includes male and female diagrams of the pelvic muscles
Chapter Six – Mind and Body
The link between emotions and the anal area also includes the anal reactions to stress
Chapter Seven – Inside the Anus
The anatomy and physiology of the anal canal, includes a diagram of the internal and external anal sphincter muscles, has information on anal douching (enemas) and lubrication
Chapter Eight – Anal Eroticism
Sexual responses and the anus includes the four phases of sexual responses with a description of the phases according to Master’s and Johnson and how they relate to anal pleasure, drugs and anal eroticism are also covered
Chapter Nine – Discovering the Rectum
The anatomy and physiology of the rectum, with diagrams of the rectum and the effects that that angles of entry have on rectal penetration, fisting is mentioned, objects used for rectal stimulation are also covered (anal stimulators, candles, soft vibrators, small vibrators) with the details of how to experience the things mentioned in this chapter
Chapter Ten – Attitudes towards Rectal Stimulation
How to deal with the psychological blocks associated with anal sex, includes the psychological blocks to feces, the ideas of homophobia linked to anal sex, and the masculine and feminine identity roles socially related to anal sex
Chapter Eleven – Opening a Dialogue
How to discuss the topic openly and honestly with another
Chapter Twelve – Mutual Exploration
How to choose a partner, and ways of mutual anal discovery
Chapter Thirteen – Anal Intercourse
Includes diagrams of positions for anal intercourse, and details how experience and explore anal sex safely
Chapter Fourteen – Power and Anal Pleasure
The interpersonal dynamics that occur during anal sex, including the issues of power, symbols of power, and the sexual excitement of power, and anal sex and power
Chapter Fifteen – The Context of Anal Pleasure
The private side of anal sex, finding a physician and maintaining a private life
Appendix A: Common Problems of the Anus and Rectum
Appendix B: Research Process and Findings

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