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The Paradoxes of Sexual Desire

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


Drive, motive, wish, lust, affection, love, and maturity are the elements contained within the dramas of sexual desire. Long-term observation of the fluctuating alignment of these ingredients may transform the clinician into a student of love.


Sexual Behavior Sexual Dysfunction Sexual Desire Sexual Identity Sexual Life 
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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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