Sex and the Psyche

Sex and the Psyche : The Untold Story of Our Most Secret Fantasies Taken from the Largest Ever Survey of Its Kind

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Explicit, sometimes shocking, always thought-provoking, "Sex and the Psyche" reveals the true nature of British sexual fantasies for the first time. Although we talk about sex with increasing candour, we tend to be much less willing to discuss our private sexual fantasies. This book gives us an unprecedented insight into the hidden world of our sexual imagination, showing, as never before, that we are far from alone in our unspoken desires and secret thoughts. Using rigorous methodology, psychotherapist Brett Kahr has conducted the largest survey ever in the field, over a period of five years, bringing together responses from over 19,000 British adults, with more than a 1,000 fantasies featured in this volume. He explores the full richness and variety of our sexual fantasies, with categories ranging from exhibitionism to celebrities, infidelity to violent scenarios, and seeks out answers to all manner of questions such as: What constitutes a normal sexual fantasy? Why do we have such active imaginations? Do men and women fantasize differently? Should we share our fantasies with our partners? What are the origins of our fantasies?
Most fundamentally, he asks what our sexual fantasies tell us about ourselves. Frank, engaging and truly mind-blowing, "Sex and the Psyche" opens up the secret world inside us all.
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  • Hardback | 656 pages
  • 160 x 238 x 46mm | 1,120.38g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0713999403
  • 9780713999402
  • 1,443,693

About Brett Kahr

Brett Kahr is Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health at the Centre for Child Mental Health in London, and the Winnicott Clinic Senior Research Fellow in Psychotherapy at the Winnicott Clinic. He is also a Visiting Clinician at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships at the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology, and has worked for many years as a Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Marital Psychotherapist. A graduate of the Tavistock Clinic, Tavistock Marital Studies Institute, the Portman Clinic and the School of Infant Mental Health, he is a former Marshall Scholar at the University of Oxford and former Fellow at the Yale Psychological Services Clinic at Yale University. He is the author of four previous books on psychological topics, including the first biography of Dr. Donald Winnicott, which won the Gradiva Award for Biography. Additionally, Brett Kahr is a Consultant in Psychology at the John Bowlby Centre in London, a Trustee of the Institute of Psychotherapy and Disability, and a Member of the Executive Committee of the Society of Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists. He maintains a private practice for individuals and couples in North London. An experienced broadcaster for more than 20 years, he has served as the Resident Psychotherapist on BBC Radio 2, as Spokesperson for the BBC mental health campaign "Life 2 Live", and has presented various psychological programmes on television.
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