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February 10, 1989

Sexual Happiness: A Practical Approach

Author Affiliations

University of Texas at Dallas Southwestern Medical Center

University of Texas at Dallas Southwestern Medical Center

JAMA. 1989;261(6):925-926. doi:10.1001/jama.1989.03420060141056

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In the introduction to Sexual Happiness, authors Maurice Yaffé and Elizabeth Fenwick quite correctly query their readers, "Why yet another book about sex?" (p 7). Addressing the "nagging difficulties" about sexual behavior rather than the more severe pathologies in which a "self-help book" can be of only limited value, the authors have tackled and accomplished a worthwhile and difficult task. Sexual Happiness seems to be primarily directed toward the intelligent lay reader who possibly has a problem, shares a problem with a partner, or is just someone with or without professional license who wishes further enlightenment about a significant life arena.

With this goal in mind, the authors have divided the book into logical compartments, one section relating to women and one section to men. It is further subdivided into more or less identical subunits, respecting quite properly the inherent differences of the sexes and their concomitant concerns.

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