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Sexual Attraction: The Psychology of Allure James Giles

Sexual Attraction: The Psychology of Allure

James Giles

Published June 30th 2015
ISBN : 9781440830013
Hardcover
258 pages
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Incorporating interviews, research findings, and excerpts from romantic and erotic literature, Sexual Attraction: The Psychology of Allure explores a subject that is central to the human experience and highly relevant not only in personal, intimateMoreIncorporating interviews, research findings, and excerpts from romantic and erotic literature, Sexual Attraction: The Psychology of Allure explores a subject that is central to the human experience and highly relevant not only in personal, intimate interactions but also other relationships as well, yet remains a neglected, rarely researched topic--how we experience and perceive others in terms of their sexual attractiveness.Scholar James Giles presents jargon-free information that is accessible and fascinating to the general reader as well as highly useful and informative to students and researchers in social psychology, sexology, sex and marital therapy, and relationship counseling. The book explores subjects such as how sexual attraction is fundamentally different from other forms of interpersonal attraction and how at the heart of sexual attraction lies the experience of allure--something that makes one feel helplessly drawn towards an intimate physical joining with the other person. Heterosexual cross-sex friendships are addressed, revealing the subtle sexual attraction that frequently exists between males and females who are ostensibly just friends. The text also deals with psychological and physiological effects and results of sexual attraction, be it sex, love, or a long-term relationship.