Every chapter is comprised of information that is sound, evidence-based, and grounded in current literature to provide readers with the most accurate and up-to-date information. Case studies and application exercises throughout the book bring concepts to life and give students an opportunity to apply what they learn to real-world situations. A new Contextualized Sexuality Model, which presents a framework for understanding sexuality, helps professors plan their courses. The book’s focus on the nature of professional identity, its value to the profession and the professional, and ways to further development of professional identity during professional practice provides students with valuable guidance they can use throughout their careers.

Positive Sexuality: A New Paradigm for Sexuality Counseling

Positive sexuality: A new paradigm for sexuality counseling

I am definitely sure that safe, frequent, and satisfactory sexual activity is not only fun, but also a powerful booster of health!

—Jannini, Fisher, Bitzer, & McMahon, 2009, p. 2642

It should go without saying that sex is, or at least can be, a fun, satisfying, and pleasurable aspect of life and intimate relationships. Except, of course, sometimes it isn’t. Therein lies the challenge for counselors and, more broadly, for nearly everyone in modern society. We live in a society in which people are bombarded with messages about both the pleasurable aspects of sex and sexuality (e.g., “Have amazing orgasms today!” and “Please your partner, improve your relationship.”) and the problems ...

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