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Myth of Sex Addiction

by David J. Ley Rowman and Littlefield
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In this controversial book, David Ley debunks the myth of sex addiction, showing how labeling it a disorder has wrested responsibility away from philandering men and excused their bad behavior as being out of their control. He takes on those who would label it a disease and challenges us to reexamine our approach to male sexuality.


1: How Many Definitions Do You Need? The History of the Sexual Addiction Concept
2: Distinguishing Sex from Drugs
3: Valley Girl Science
4: Eric Sevareid's Law
5: Sexual Healing
6: Feeling Sexy
7: Culture and Sexuality
8: Morality and Law
9: Gender and Libido
10: Men and Women: Separated before Birth
11: Watching It
12: The Expression of Male Sexual Desire
13: The Ignored Aspects of Masculinity
14: Reclaiming Our Sexuality

Selected Bibliography
About the Author

David J. Ley is a clinical psychologist in practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He provides clinical and consultative services in numerous other states. Dr. Ley currently serves as Executive Director of a large outpatient behavioral health agency in Albuquerque and maintains a current caseload of clients. He is the author of Insatiable Wives: Women Who Stray and the Men Who Love Them (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009).