By Frances Cohen Praver
Riveting vignettes convey the interior and outer lives of girls engaged in extramarital affairs. In spotlighting the various impacts that spur ladies to cheat—from marital discord, adolescence histories and sociopolitical heritage to pop and postmodern culture—Dr. Praver neither condemns nor condones such affairs. as an alternative, she goals to assist other halves and husbands query their very own wishes and activities, realize their very own roles in marital difficulties, and turn into encouraged to discover inventive ideas. This paintings is an intimate and accomplished exam of other halves' wishes for extramarital affairs. It comprises vignettes from more youthful and older better halves, in addition to operating, stay-at-home and remarried better halves, from people with and with no youngsters, and from those that flip to same-sex affairs. The authoritative and scholary underpinnings are awarded in a reader-friendly type that may attract all girls, in addition to to clinicians and academics.Readers who're excited about or contemplating extramarital affairs will suppose supported, demonstrated, and encouraged to go into right into a discussion for switch. This booklet and its shiny case experiences, choked with discussion that enables readers a front-row seat within the remedy room, motivate one to hear and study with no harsh perjorative judgments. whereas the problems listed below are profound, the e-book is usually evocative and stress-free.
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But whom did they help? is the question. Doctors manually massaged their female patients’ genitals until the women reached orgasm. 42 I wonder who got more relief, the female patient or the male doctor! Some even more daring wives had extramarital affairs. 43 Mabel Todd defied the double standard in the quiet college town of Amherst, Massachusetts. The cultural historian Peter Gay44 quoted from the diaries and private correspondence where Todd recorded her plentiful orgasms with her husband and also her erotic experiences with her lover.
Will our current culture promoting moralistic sanctions on sexuality backfire? Will history repeat itself ? Join me in a tour of the ghastly effects of the double standard on women not so long ago. You may be shocked by some of the egregious acts committed on women simply because of their gender. 18 DARING WIVES THE NINETEENTH CENTURY There have been women in the past far more daring than we would need to be now, who ventured all and gained a little, but survived after all. —Germaine Greer Female Fate Due to the Double Standard The double standard of the nineteenth century had horrific repercussions on women and on society at large.
13 Family sitcoms promoting the bliss of traditional marriages were the rage. Television wives were not subjects of their own desires, nor did they dream of extramarital affairs. Self-sacrificing objects to their husbands and children, wives were under the dominion of their husbands. The family sitcoms shaped and were shaped by the social and sexual conformity of the times. As mistresses of their homes, wives never worked. They were nice and neat and gratefully accepted their lives as perfect homemakers.
Daring Wives: Insight into Women's Desires for Extramarital Affairs by Frances Cohen Praver