"Dr. Bader calls us back from our current temptation to censor and judge sexuality and reminds us that understanding erotic life is the best cure for what ails it."---Kim Cattrall, Star of Sex and the City
"In this sophisticated and gripping analysis, [Bader] shows us why male sexual behavior is often shaped by needs for love and safety that are frequently misunderstood."---Tikkun Magazine
"...should prove accessible and thought-provoking among couples, singles, and academics."---Publishers Weekly
"Michael Bader Knows men. He probes the multiple layers of male sexuality with a kindness and compassion that are rare. This book is such a good read---I kept thinking `Yes, he gets it.'"---Esther Perel, Columbia University, author of Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence
"Michael Bader's Male Sexuality is a fascinating and brilliant book that will appeal to men and women who wish to understand and improve their sexual relationships. Clearly and beautifully written, enlivened by vignettes from Dr. Bader's extensive clinical practice, this book is a must-read for everyone interested in what makes both male and female sexuality what it is."---Louis Breger, The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis; author of Freud: Darkness in the Midst of Vision
At first glance the sexual male seems easy to understand, but beneath the surface lie complexities that disrupt lives and relationships. Why can men be so distant in bed? Why do many men love porn so much? And can men love porn and still love their wives?
Respected psychologist Michael Bader takes an honest look at the nuances of male sexuality, addressing issues such as sexual boredom, Internet sex, and sexual fantasies that can leave women bewildered and men ashamed. Illustrated with engaging examples from his practice, Male Sexuality gives readers, both women and men, deeper understanding of male behavior from the flamboyant to the mundane. Through increased awareness of the psychology behind the sex, Bader aims to enhance individual self-esteem and improve communication in relationships.