Sexual Life pp 24-36 | Cite as

The Psychological Organization of Our Sexual Selves

  • Stephen B. Levine
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)


The mind functions as though it is constantly integrating seven sexual components. These components guide our understanding of sexual health and distress.


Gender Identity Sexual Desire Sexual Arousal Sexual Identity Sexual Satisfaction 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen B. Levine
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  1. 1.Center for Human Sexuality, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospitals of ClevelandCase Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA

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