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Psycho-Physiological Combined Therapy on the Sexual Desire  [PDF]
Roohallah Bay, Shaiful Bahari Ismail, Fatemeh Bay
Open Journal of Urology (OJU) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/oju.2013.36049

Objective: Hypoactive Sexual Desire is characterized as a lack or absence of sexual fantasies and desire for sexual activity. The current study examines the effects of psycho-physiological therapy (stretch therapy combined with breathing exercise) on the sexual desire among heterosexual men. Methods: We used “convenience sampling” for this research; 80 people were recruited. For collection of data, we used an identical quasi-experimental design called “nonequivalent control group.” Therapy sessions each lasting (20) 90 to 120 min were carried out on 3 alternate days of week. The volunteers have been selected from heterosexual men with stable relationship, those who married minimum of 6 months, within 20 to 55 years old, who attended to HUSM Family Clinic. Pre-tests, post-tests, and follow-up tests were conducted in a HUSM clinic (Malaysia). For assessment we used Hurlbert Index of Sexual Desire (HISD). Results: The psycho-physiological group had better post-test scores compared to the control group. Also follow-up test scores were marginally better compared to the control group, but this difference did not reach statistical significance. Also age and education level of participants didn’t have any significant effect on this intervention.

Voluntary Control of Desire  [PDF]
Thomas W. Smythe
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2016.61010
Abstract: In this paper, I will investigate whether there is any way in which our desires or wants are under our voluntary control. I shall argue that even if our desires are not under our voluntary control, there are still significantly many cases in which we can properly be blamed, praised, or upbraided for having certain desires.
dESIRE Gloss: A Specimen
Kristen Alvanson,Nicola Masciandaro,Scott Wilson
Glossator : Practice and Theory of the Commentary , 2010,
Abstract: Presented here is a specimen of dESIRE Gloss, a collaborative commentary on a series of 100 photographs drawn from Kristen Alvanson’s dESIRE Project. Befitting the polysemy of the word gloss, dESIRE Gloss is designed to demonstrate the amorous relations between photography, commentary, and desire.
A multivariate analysis of the factors that influence the modification of sexual desire in oral hormonal contraceptive (OC) users  [PDF]
Mariano Martin-Loeches, Yadira Pallas, Pedro Lopez Sanchez, Manuel Lloret, Jose Jesús Lopez-Galvez
Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OJOG) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/ojog.2011.13024
Abstract: Objective. This work studied the influencing factors of age, level of education, family planning awareness, relationship with partner, the age at which sexual relationships were initiated, parity, the method of contraceptive previously used, the type of contraceptive pill used and the duration of oral hormonal contraception (OC) use in relation to the modification of sexual desire in OC users. Materials and Methods. Prospective study of 760 OC users at the Family Planning Center “Marina Alta” in Alicante (Spain). A logistical regression analysis was carried out to study the relative risk of reduction in libido, taking other risk factors into account. Results. In the simple analysis, women who initiated sexual relationships between 18 and 25 years of age had a lower sexual desire in comparison with women who were sexually active before the age of 18 (OR = 2.11; CI: 1.15 - 3.91). Nulliparous women had a reduced sexual desire compared with those women that had given birth (OR = 2.32; CI: 1.41 - 3.82). An OC use of between 6 months and 1 year reduced sexual desire in comparison with a use of less than 6 months (OR = 0.24; CI: 0.09 - 0.64). In the multivariate analysis, age (OR = 1.12; CI: 1.01 - 1.21) and the use of OC within an initial 6 month to a year period (OR = 0.24; CI: 0.09 - 0.64) presented a statistically significant relationship with the modification of sexual desire. The level of education, family planning awareness, relationship with partner, the method of contraception previously used and the type of contraceptive pill prescribed showed no statistical significance with the modification of sexual desire in OC users. Conclusions. Sexual desire in OC users decreases as a woman’s age increases and in an early stage of use in the first six months after beginning OC treatment.
Un/Controlling Desire, Becoming Others Negotiating Justice in the Hong Kong Milieu of Mainland Pregnant Women Influx  [PDF]
Man-Chung Chiu
Beijing Law Review (BLR) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/blr.2012.33012
Abstract: In the article, I attempt to construct a singular perspective of justice by comparing different paradigms of justice— Rawlsian philosophy, Buddhist ideology and Deleuzean theory in the context of Hong Kong where there has been increasing resistance among local people against the influx of Mainland pregnant women, who are regarded as outsiders depriving the local community the much needed local (medical) resources.
Use of Alternative and Complementary Medicine by Old Italians Adults: The Determinant of Choice  [PDF]
Silvia Platania, Giuseppe Santisi
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2015.37042
Abstract: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is the term for medical products and practices that aren’t part of standard care. Although using complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) is becoming increasingly prevalent in Italy, research in complementary and alternative therapy in older adults is limited. This study investigates the predictors and the determinant of choice of using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in older adult consumers [1]-[3]. The sample consisted of 150 Italian older consumers who used alternative medicine in the last year. The older adults interviewed were 52 males (34.7%) and 98 females (65.3%) and the average age was 65.4 (SD = 0.76). The results of this study showed a strong dissatisfaction of respondents with the tra-ditional medical treatments because the alternative’s medicine treatments are considered more invasive.
Subvers?es do desejo: sobre gênero e subjetividade em Judith Butler
Arán, Márcia;Peixoto Júnior, Carlos Augusto;
Cadernos Pagu , 2007, DOI: 10.1590/S0104-83332007000100007
Abstract: from judith butler's suggestion that gender is a norm, that is, a historical and contingent social construction, this work intends a critical analysis of the concepts of identification and sexuation in psychoanalysis, derived from a structuralist conception of the subject and the sexual difference. we start from the principle that even if gender and subjectivation are reiterations of the sexual norm, in the instability itself of the repetition of the same it is possible to glimpse the positivity of the subjectivation as resistance, singularity and production of difference.
N?o se sabe...
Corazza, Sandra Mara;
Educa??o & Sociedade , 2005, DOI: 10.1590/S0101-73302005000400005
Abstract: one does not know if its life consists in an individual existence, if its nature consists in a biological fact, or if its culture consists in a social way of being. there exist no further indications apart from the fact that it is absolutely not a rationale animal or an imago dei. until another -possible world? - arrived, it was identified to primordial existence. because of this origin, it was considered, along the ages, as the general human being. only recently was it perceived that its action can only be felt feel as something savage; thus situated at the antipodes of what is understood as being human.
Spinoza et la question éthico-sociale du désir: études comparatives avec épicure-Lucrece et Machiavel
Bove, Laurent;
Fractal : Revista de Psicologia , 2012, DOI: 10.1590/S1984-02922012000300002
Abstract: epicurus, democritus, lucrecius (in the letter 56 to hugo boxel) and machiavelli (in the political treaty) are the two streams of thought that spinoza cites in a quite eulogistic way. we propose to study here the affiliations and the differences between the philosophies of spinoza, epicurus and machiavelli in a comparative analysis, departing from the ethical and social issue of desire.
De desejos e de cidades: a difícil arte cotidiana da vida coletiva
Kuster, Eliana;
Fractal : Revista de Psicologia , 2009, DOI: 10.1590/S1984-02922009000200007
Abstract: the pleasures and difficulties of urban life are our starting point for this essay. we congregate some authors who had dealt with this subject: the 'desire of the city', strong motivation that impel the men for the collective life, and the 'desire in the city', the individual impulses that can make difficult the formation of this collective life. through sade, calvino and perec, we go to arrive at the greek polis, where the aspect politician of the collective life appeared for the first time. since the greeks, therefore, there is the question: how can be possible the life in the cities?
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