When Dr. Brandy Engler opened her sex therapy practice for women in Manhattan, she got a big surprise. Most of the calls were from men. They wanted to talk about relationships, sex and the ever present question: what is love?
The Men on My Couch is a diary of lessons learned by a young psychologist on her unexpected journey into the erotic minds of men. Readers are allowed into the therapy room for a fly- on-the-wall perspective of the provocative interactions that uncover the real motivations for the modern man's sexual behavior.
Challenged to help these everyday men with issues that include womanizing, pornography, prostitutes and sex addiction, Dr. Engler explored their desires and fears in search of understanding. This engaging memoir reveals her private reactions to the men's revelations and their impact on her own difficult love affair. Although her work was initially disconcerting, as Dr. Engler helped her patients, they in turn helped her to evolve professionally and personally, and to reconcile her idealized notions of love with the raw truths she heard in the office.
TheMen on My Couch is not a book of maxims about men. Dr. Engler and David Rensin move beyond facile conclusions and pejorative generalizations to arrive at a unique psychology of sex that will inevitably cause readers to reconsider their ideas about sex, love and men.
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