This highly practical manual is an indispensable guide to the nature and causes of the six major sexual dysfunctions -- inhibited female excitement, female orgastic dysfunction, vaginismus, impotence, retarded ejaculation, and premature ejaculation -- and the therapeutic sexual techniques used in overcoming them. For each of these dysfunctions, three that afflict women and three that afflict men, Dr. Kaplan describes the various behavioral techniques or erotic tasks assigned to couples during their course of treatment. Because these assignments are best demonstrated through the use of illustrations, drawings form the core of this book. Tasteful but explicit, they complement the compassionate directness of the text. The clear, accessible language and exquisitely rendered drawings combine to make this book an essential addition to the libraries of practitioners, teachers and students of medicine and psychology -- and most important, of those who experience sexual dysfunction themselves. Book jacket.