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Sexual Life pp 49-65 | Cite as

The Paradoxes of Sexual Desire

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Sexual Behavior Sexual Dysfunction Sexual Desire Sexual Identity Sexual Life 
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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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