Neuroscience has uncovered fascinating insights into the brain processes involved in human drives and sexual behaviour, and romantic relationships are now a particular focus of attention. With advanced imaging techniques and hormone testing methods, neurotransmitters and brain regions in humans can now be investigated. This allows researchers to describe the complex neural patterns that enable us to feel desire, exhilaration, and commitment to a partner. Sex in the Brain provides insights into how the brain impacts on sexual behaviour on every level. Each chapter describes the empirical studies that are particularly relevant, while the summaries and case examples that end each chapter give clear suggestions on how neurobiological knowledge can become a valuable part of therapeutic methods.
This book is ideal for therapists unsure how to raise the subject of sex in the consulting room and for those already experienced in working with sexual issues. It is also ideal for anyone keen to learn more about their own responses and interactions with a partner, and includes a helpful glossary.