Paedophiles exist and we must develop ways of living with this fact whilst ensuring that children are kept safe. This ground-breaking book demystifies the field of adult sexual attraction to children, countering the emotionality surrounding the topic of paedophilia in the popular media by careful presentation of research data and interview material. Addressing how we can work together to reduce sexual offending in this population, this text bridges the gulf in understanding between those who want to protect children and those who feel sexual attraction to children – and recognises that they are sometimes the same people. Sarah D. Goode provides an overview of the topic by defining the term 'paedophile' and discussing how many adults there may be in the general population who find themselves sexually attracted to children. She looks at how the Internet has acted as an enabler, with an explosion of child pornography and 'pro-paedophile' websites. Drawing on data from a sample of fifty-six self-defined paedophiles living in the community, she explores themes including self-identity, the place of fantasy and the forms of support available to paedophiles. Her research highlights the scale of debate within the 'online paedophile community' about issues such as the morality of sexual contact with children and encouragement to maintain a law-abiding lifestyle. Throughout, she draws careful distinctions between sexual attraction to children and sexual contact with children. The book concludes with a valuable discussion on how adult sexual contact harms children and examples of a range of initiatives which work to protect children and prevent offending. Suitable for all professionals who work with children or sexual offenders, this book gives clear guidance on what one needs to know and do to ensure children are kept safe. It will also be of interest to students studying child protection, paedophilia and child sexual abuse within other social science disciplines.
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How and why does sexual attraction happen? This book is an exploration of the universal yet highly individualized experience of being sexually attracted to another person. • Identifies the numerous elements that surround and affect sexual attraction, including bodily features, relationships, and social factors, and examines each to illuminate the individualized experience of attraction that takes place in each case • Pinpoints the triggers for sexual attraction and identifies how men and women, though equally compelled, often express their attraction differently • Explains how males and females typically give attention to the various objects of attraction in distinctly different ways, allowing readers to better understand the complexities of heterosexual interaction • Reveals the relationships between sexual attraction, opposite-sex friendship, and romantic attraction, showing how these can blend together in various ways • Enables readers to understand the basis for sexual experiences and the role it plays in his or her life—a topic that is of great significance for many individuals, yet not a subject that is often or readily discussed
Today’s youth struggle with difficult questions of sexual identity. How can a youth worker offer wise care and counsel on such a controversial and confusing subject? Mark Yarhouse, Director of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity, writes to equip youth ministers so they can faithfully navigate the topic of sexual identity in a way that is honest, compassionate, and accessible. Reframing the focus away from the culture wars, Yarhouse introduces readers to the conversation beginning with the developmental considerations in the formation of sexual identity—all of which occurs in the teen years. He offers practical and helpful ways to think about people who experience same-sex attraction. Sections of the book are also dedicated to helping parents respond to their children and teens who struggle with questions of sexual idenity, as well as how youth ministry can become more relevant in the lives of youth who are navigating these issues.
You are an evangelical man and you have same-sex attraction. You want sexual purity and peace, but may not know where to turn to find support and practical solutions. Sanctification Coaching will help. In Evangelical Man, Same-Sex Attraction, author and counselor Dr. Mike Rosebush shares his unique approach to achieving sexual purity and peace in dealing with same-sex attraction. Rather than focusing on changing sexual orientation, it instead focuses on Christlike sexual behavior from a traditional biblical worldview. Sanctification Coaching is compassionate, practical, and effective, and it is based on the ground-breaking method that helped Dr. Rosebush and numerous clients over the past two decades. You were personally selected by God the Father to temporarily represent Jesus. Your calling is of priceless value and is a gift from God that is much more valuable than merely your same-sex attractions. By experiencing a renewed hope, direction, and receiving phone coaching from a renowned expert in the field, at long last you can find sexual purity and peace.
Sexual Attraction is a very interesting and creative study on how humans get attracted to their opposite sex, presenting scientific basis of sexual attraction among humans. This book begins by elaborating on sexual arousal in humans, which is followed by a discussion on what is sexually desirable for a person. This discussion examines physical appearance of humans that contributes to sexual attraction. The two subsequent chapters are devoted to examining sexual behaviors, particularly the interesting topic of “love at first sight and the concept of love. This book then explains how attraction can lead to marriage, explaining how two persons sexually attracted to each other successfully prolong the attraction and have a lasting relationship. This book ends by explaining the responses of other people who believe their unattractive appearance is the cause of their dull social and sexual lives. This book will surely be of interest to anyone interested in exploring sexual attraction. Because this book is science-based, it is helpful as well to those in the field of psychology and counseling.
Sexual Attraction in Therapy presents new findings frommultiple perspectives into the complex phenomenon of sexualattraction in therapy. Detailed clinical examples and strategiesfrom expert contributors demonstrate how therapists can engage withsexual attraction, when it arises, in positive ways that facilitateclient progress and ensure appropriate professionalconduct. Challenges practitioners to think about sexual attraction as anormal dynamic developing through the unique intimacy of thetherapy encounter Presents new findings from research to enrich understanding ofthe lived experience of therapists and how they confront, avoid,make use of the process of sexual attraction Provides clinical examples to highlight common challenges facedby practitioners, the strategies they use to overcome them and howthey normalize the ‘taboo’ of sexual attraction to makepositive use of it in therapy Makes an important contribution to current literature onprofessional practice, an area of increasing importance as moreemphasis is placed on issues of ethics, ongoing supervision andappropriate professional conduct Expert contributors include Doris McIlwain, Michael Worrell,John Sommers-Flanagan and Martin Milton
The fruit of years of training, research and counseling experience, Janelle Hallman has drawn together a comprehensive resource for those who are interested in understanding and counseling women in conflict with same sex attraction. In this ground-breaking work, Hallman sets forth the unique dimensions of struggle that women experience through the presentation of research, interviews and clinical experience. This is an indispensable guide for understanding and a manual for counseling adult women seeking to ''mature in giving and receiving love in all of [their] relationships, and no longer be restricted by destructive relational patterns.''