In this book on sexual psychology the author explores a largely taboo subject - the sexual relationship between men in authority and the women they are meant to help. He examines the psychodynamics of these relationships (how to recognize a potential abuser as well as a woman's own capacity for being a victim), and explores what men look for in sex, how their sexual fantasies differ from those of women, and how men could benefit by becoming more in touch with their feminine aspect. He offers reassurance and advice to the victims, both men and women, of such encounters. Peter Rutter is a psychiatrist in private practice.
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In this moving and controversial book on sexual psychology, Peter Rutter explores the epidemic of sexual relationships between men in authority and the women they are meant to help. What motivates men to give up their professional oaths and protective roles to realise the intoxicating erotic fantasy of forbidden sex with those who come to them for healing or professional help? Why do women, who may have no sexual interest in these men, often compromise themselves and their other intimate relationships?
Drawing on case reports and interviews with more than 1,000 people, Peter Rutter shows how to recognise a potential abuser and investigates a woman's capacity for being a victim. He offers valuable insights and humane and healing wisdom to all men and women who have been deeply and often disastrously affected by these encounters.
"This is a landmark book. It explores the dynamics of power in male-female interactions, and the tragic consequences when those with power betray their trust. It should be read by physicians, therapists, teachers, clergy, and lawyers."
CAROL C. NADELSON, M.D.
Past President, American Psychiatric Association; Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine
"A conspiracy of silence still surrounds this subject in Britain which is why the publication of 'Sex in the Forbidden Zone' is to be welcomed. Peter Rutter not only gives credence to the harm that can be done to women by exploitive male therapists, he also explores the complexities of the situation, explaining why it can take years for the recognition of abuse to be uncovered."
MIND (National Association for Mental Health)
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Book Description Mandala, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0044405847
Book Description Mandala, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110044405847