Critical Introduction - Old Silent Assumptions

1. The Myth of a "Natural" Human Sexuality

Treating "Dysfunctions"
Apart from their belief in "natural" sex, the various past therapeutic interventions did not necessarily have very much in common. Indeed, over the centuries they often pursued opposite strategies.

What was strengthened as a natural function at one time was weakened as an unnatural excess at another time, and behavior that was recommended as healthy by one physician was denounced as pathological by another.

[Course 5] [1. "Natural" Sexuality] ["Dysfunctions"] [Masturbation] [Disguised Values] [Therapy] [Treating "Deviance"] [Homosexuality]