Diary of a Legal Prostitute

Nevada Brothels

by Michelle Maverick


For men who want to know what it is like see a brothel prostitute, and women curious to know what it is like to be one. Michelle Maverick, a legal prostitute in Nevada, takes you inside the brothel where she works and gives a first-person account of her experiences there. Written in diary format, the book is an excellent source of information for people who frequent or are curious about brothels and also for women who are thinking about entering the business. Unlike other books written about brothels, this one is written by someone on the inside. From the interesting characters she meets and the details of their interludes to the issues faced by a working woman and mother, Michelle addresses it and shares it all in her own words.

by Pamela S. Haley


This dissertation concerns the structures and individual agency of Filipina brides who met their American husbands through Internet or pen pal advertisements. Popular media, legal scholars, and some feminists have largely described the phenomenon in terms of its oppressiveness toward the women involved, thus dismissing any agency on the part of the women. Similarly, much of the scholarship has located the American Internet grooms as ogres who are out to exploit these women for domestic and sexual services. If prominent researchers of this phenomenon are correct in their assessments that Filipina Internet brides operate as effective agents, then one also assumes these women continue that agency when they settle into their new lives as Filipina wives married to American men. Therefore, my c...

01 Lesson: Beautiful Women Prefer Nerds!

A Real Man's Guide on How to Find, Date, and Romance the Perfect Woman

by Ross Quigley


01 LESSON: BEAUTIFUL WOMEN PREFER NERDS! is a step-by-step men's textbook for beginners on how to find and attract the Perfect Woman or Dream Girl. Beginning with a diagnostic test, the book explains dating, falling in love, and finding romance in a concise and entertaining manner, showing all the clever strategies successful men use. Time-tested methods are illustrated with humorous anecdotes and memorable thumb rules. Test Your Knowledge Skill in romance is learned, not inherited. The following is a pre-test, which you can use to test your present knowledge of romance. Anson is a short, balding, very sensitive man (but he hides his feelings) who has many friends who are girls, but he doesn't have a girlfriend. Anson wins the lottery and gets two free tickets to an expensive ...

Creating Relationship Wellness

An Introduction to the Techniques of Mindfulness for Healthy Relationships

by Stephanie Wijkstrom


Creating Relationship Wellness is a tool book to be used by couples who want to gain the skill of relationship wellness. Each chapter offers evidence-based, and therapist verified techniques to gain insight into yourself and your partners world. Creating Relationship Wellness offers skills-based interventions that draw upon the fields of mindfulness and behavioral psychology, both recognized as pathways to enrichment. Each segment of this text builds upon the previous in an effort to lead the reader toward a mastery of relationship wellness. Divorce, separation, or disconnection do not always need to be the solution, a new approach to your problems will empower your path to reconnection. Prepare to break down specific methods of mindfulness and apply them during each chapter’s exercise...

Teaching Children to Clean

The Ready-Set-Go Solution That Works!

by Schar Ward


By the time a child is sixteen, they should be able to clean every room in the house. Schar Ward This book contains step-by-step instructions for teaching children and teenagers to clean an entire house. Plus many other life skills such as doing laundry, loading a dishwasher properly, and making a bed. Cleaning is not an option, it's a necessity! If your child doesn't learn, it'll plague them the rest of their lives. According to the latest research, teaching your child to clean may be the most important thing you ever do for them! You want your child to learn basic life skills, but finding the time for accomplishing this seems to get more difficult each day. What's the answer? A new approach, that practically does it for you! You'll find it in these pages and even more: * The resea...

Seduce Me!

How to Ignite Your Partner's Passion

by Darcy A. Cole


Remember the beginning of your relationship when you couldn t keep your hands off each other? When you could hardly concentrate on anything because your mind was always on your partner? When all you had to do was think about your partner and you became aroused? What happened? Where did the passion go? Seduce Me! examines the difficulties couples experience in maintaining satisfying sex lives and offers specific methods for creating or re-creating the passion for sensational sex. Via scientific and anecdotal evidence, Seduce Me! unlocks the mysteries of love, lust, and sexual arousal and how to use that understanding to trigger intense desire in you and your partner. In Seduce Me! you ll discover How to rekindle that magic spark the secrets of the world s best lo...

Self-Help Groups for Parents of Children with Intractable Diseases

A Qualitative Study of Their Organisational Problems

by Tomofumi Oka


The purpose of this dissertation is to examine the organisational problems, and in particular the leadership problems, of self-help groups in Japan for parents whose children have intractable diseases. Since 1993, I have been involved with these parent groups, and have conducted three sorts of qualitative interview: thirteen informal conversational interviews, six focus group interviews, and fourteen guided interviews, involving the members of twenty-one parent groups. Part of the research was carried out as participatory action research in which a research team was formed and authorised by the parent groups. My findings have shown that the groups' most serious problems...

Love, Marriage & Green Cards

Immigration to the United States as the Husband or Wife of an American Citizen

by Stephen J. Zawacki


If you are thinking about moving to the United States as the spouse of an American citizen, this book is for you. While most immigration books can only be understood by lawyers, this book is different. The author, an immigration lawyer, describes the American immigration process using everyday English and many examples. Chapter One describes what is a marriage in the eyes of the American immigration system. Chapters Two through Five cover specific time frames in the immigration-processing of a marriage-based visa: Courtship and Marriage, Forms Preparation, The Marriage Interview and Denials. Chapter Six discusses fiancé visas - what they are and how they work. Chapter Seven provides some typical "questions and answers" to marriage-related immigration topics.

Redefining Babes, Booze and Brawls

Men Against Violence -- Towards A New Masculinity

by Luoluo Hong


Despite evidence that 90% of violent crimes are committed by men, higher education professionals and researchers still understand relatively little about the process by which male students acquire the attitudes, knowledge, values and skills which serve as deterrents to perpetrating violence against women and against other men. Men Against Violence is a peer advocacy organization at a large, public Research I institution in the South which focuses on the special and unique responsibility men have to end violence. Through participation in a wide array of service learning, community action and leadership opportunities, MAV members challenge cultural norms which link masculinity with violence. Types of violence targeted by MAV include: fighting, domestic violence, rape, vandalism, hazing, h...

by Janelle Burrill


This dissertation summarizes the research of 30 court referred, custody dispute cases assessing the behaviors of the parents and their children to determine the presence or absence of Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS). The criteria to determine the parent and their children's behaviors is Dr. Gardner's definition of Parental Alienation Syndrome. The parents were placed in three categories (mild, moderate or severe) based on their symptoms and behaviors. Their children (59) were then categorized into three groups (mild, moderate, severe). This investigation seeks to determine additional information regarding the presence or absence of PAS. Reluctance by the courts and mental health community to accept the validity of PAS probably contributes to the perpetuation of the disruption of par...

Alcohol and the Chosen Few

Organizational Reproduction in an Addictive System

by James C. Arnold


This dissertation is an interpretive case study that examines alcohol use by a specific subculture of undergraduates, a college fraternity. Based on nearly three years of investigation using interviews, observation, and document analysis, this study takes a detailed look at the organization's indoctrination process and the ways that their practices are explained by its most astute observers, specifically high-status insiders. Various elements of the author's biography are integrated into the text and used to enhance understanding of the phenomenon under investigation. The multiple purposes of this research were to offer a thick description of college student drinking practices, to describe and understand the organization's socialization processes, and, ultimately, to present an analysis of...

by Betty L. Creamer


During the adolescent years, young people seek to leave behind childhood and the age of "informed consent"--i.e, the years when adults informed and expected children to consent! Teenagers strive for adult roles and passionately seek ways to prove their maturity to themselves, peers, and adults. This quest for adult roles leads teens through a variety of rites of passage both formal and informal. Some rites of passage which involve youth/adult partnerships delineate the movement from childhood to adulthood in positive ways while young people (psychological orphans) who do not have adult support for rites of passage often create their own rites which involve dangerous risk-taking and destructive behavior. Aching to Age explores rites of passage both ancient and modern, formal and informa...

by Brad M. Hastings


This study is designed to show how personality dispositions and cognitive variables may combine with social norms to influence wife abuse. Prior research examining the role of individual differences in wife abuse has been sparse, unsystematic, and appear questionable for two reasons. First, these studies have not considered that contextual norms and cognitive variables are likely to interact with dispositional variables to either facilitate or discourage abuse. Second, the theoretical relationship between dispositional variables and macrolevel approaches (i.e. feminist and sociological) has not been investigated. How demographic variables, contextual norms, and individual differences interact may have important implications for the study of wife abuse. The present project addresses th...

Adolescents' Recollection of Early Physical Contact

Implications for Attachment and Intimacy

by Mark D. Oleson


Two hundred ninety-three college students responded to a measure designed to examine retrospective accounts of the physical affection received during early childhood. The study looked exclusively from the perspective of the adolescent. Assessing the importance of touch in human development, and the role it plays in adult attachment and the ability to form and maintain close and intimate relations with others was the purpose of the study Six separate measures were used to assess the role of touch in adolescent development: three items from Gupta and Schork to assess physical affection (touch); Simpson's attachment style measure; Gerlsma, Arrindell, Van der Veen, and Emmelkamp's parental warmth measure; and Rosenthal, Gurney, and Moore's Erikson Psychosocial Inventory Scale to assess i...

Cultural Values and the Family beyond Year 2000

Principles, Policies and Reality

by Jacob K. Hevi


Culture is dynamic. But in cultural (ethnic) groups certain elements of culture such as cultural values relating to the family are regarded indispensable for social order, and therefore for the survival of the society. Accordingly those concerned strive to maintain social order by rediscovering what they regard as traditional cultural values. The thesis of this study is: the process of the development of cultural values relating to the family can be defined as "Spiral Involution"; namely a development through interparticipative stages, each stage (past or present) participating in the other, as impulse to further development. Therefore the proposition of this study is: dialogal-value-system-concordance, a conscious intervention by those concerned through dialogue towards optimal social ord...

by Barbara W. Cummings


America is a mobile nation and frequent relocation is a way of life for many corporate families. This qualitative review of literature relating to the sociological impact of relocation on the corporate family appears to show that relocation has short-term and long-term implications for the family system. Relocation is not an isolated event but a process of adjustment over time involving emotional stages similar to the stages of grief and loss. Each family member may experience the relocation differently and progress through the stages at a different rate. This creates a period of disorganization and disorientation for the family similar to a prolonged jet-lag, which I call Relo-Lag™. This period of adjustment for the family system is the most frequently cited short-term effect and c...

by Hilda Shirk Wenger


Scope of Study: This dissertation explores what motivates not-for-profit social service agencies to merge and whether the merger achieves what was intended. It also looks at unanticipated problems and changes to mission statements as a result of the merger. A triangulation methodology incorporated a quantitative survey instrument and case studies to conduct the research. The agencies included in the study have experienced a merger since 1988 and are members of the Alliance for Children and Families, a national organization of family and child-serving agencies. Findings and Conclusions: This study shows that agencies are merging to share resources and improve client services, in contrast to the findings of the literature that focus on mergers as a response to survival. This pro-active...

Child Abusers

Research and Treatment

by Christopher R. Bagley


This book is about men and women who neglect and abuse children, physically, emotionally and sexually. A number of key themes emerge: Emotional abuse causes the most long-term harm to children, although combinations of emotional with physical and/or sexual abuse cause the most harm to long-term mental health. Because of the long-term burden which abuse imposes on its victims, it is crucial to intervene effectively with abusers (potential and actual) to prevent them from either beginning abuse, committing further abuse, or entering the victim-to-abuser cycle. Abusers have often experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect in their own childhoods. The role of disordered attachments to adult figures in the victim-to-abuser cycle is considered in detail, including ways ...

Determinants of High Risk Sexual Behavior

The Advocate Study of Gay Men

by Harry Drasin


AIDS has become a ubiquitous disease of catastrophic proportions. In this 'sex study' included as part of the Advocate magazine in 1994, attitudes and sexual activities of 13,000 gay men nationwide were surveyed. A set of research hypotheses were made, these were: that there would be a relationship between various sociodemographic, intepersonal and relational, substance use, sexual, experiential, and health care variables and high-risk sexual behavior. Some of these hypotheses were confirmed, while others were not. The particular value of this study is that it was nationwide, contained large numbers of participants and large numbers of variables, included all sizes of metropolitan areas, and specifically defined high-risk sexual activity. While many of the results confirm previous studi...

by Al Link & Pala Copeland


Adult content, beautifully erotic, tastefully explicit. - 108 pages - 21 black & white erotic photos and 14 illustrations - 125 internal links and 190 external links - Bonus Articles on aphrodisiacs, making first sex fabulous, how to be here now in bed, and more! - Get free updates in electronic format for one year after date of purchase. Is this an all too familiar scenario? Hot and heavy loving with hungry kisses and tender caresses that promise orgasmic bliss for both you and your eager partner when all of a sudden you're one thrust past the edge, the dam bursts and it's over. You're finished, "spent" and ready for sleep. She's still waiting for more. Most ordinary men believe that ejaculation is the best part of sex. But there is something better orgasms without...

by Al Link and Pala Copeland


Adult content, beautifully erotic, tastefully explicit. * 131 pages * 100 large format erotic photographs and illustrations * 183 internal document links * 120 external product and information links * Get free updates in electronic format for one year after date of purchase. Expand your lovemaking repertoire and increase your pleasure with this photo manual of Tantra and Kama Sutra sex positions. In this modern interpretation of classic love postures each of the color photos appears in large format on a single page. They capture the emotional and energetic connection of sacred lovemaking as well as illustrating sexual positions and techniques. Each photo is accompanied by comments on how and why the position is used. We also include useful information ...

Awakening Women's Orgasm

A Guide for Women and Their Lovers

by Pala Copeland and Al Link


- Beautifully erotic, tastefully explicit - Downloadable PDF and LIT Formats - Internet Interactive Edition with more than 50 Color Photos & Line Drawings - Easy to navigate with 110 Internal Links & 145 External Links Women have a capacity for orgasm that is truly awesome. It is a power of pleasure that ranges from sweet to sublime to superlative and it is one that almost every woman can unleash. You simply need to learn a few new things and unlearn a few old ones. In this eBook you will learn about the many different types of orgasm a woman's body is waiting to give her. You will understand that sex is more than physical, it is also an emotional and energetic experience. Exercises for mind, heart and body help women open up to their sexual selves, on their own and with their partne...

by James M. Strawbridge, Ph.D


For several decades, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has played a major role in the lives of people recovering from alcohol dependence. For many, AA is a first-line treatment, while others join AA during inpatient or outpatient substance abuse treatment programs. Many AA members are middle-aged and older adults. However, in an organization that does not keep formal records, it is difficult to discern what proportion of older members classify as early onset or late-onset alcohol dependents. The research question was: What is the experience of long-term sobriety for men ages 55 through 65 who are currently members of Alcoholics Anonymous? Older adults have historically been neglected in research on AA, as they have been in research on substance abuse in general. A key source of AA’s strength lie...

Constructing Professional Identity Through an Online Community

Distance Supervision in a Graduate Counseling and a Graduate Marriage and Family Therapy Program

by C. Wayne Perry


While distance education is solidly entrenched in the American educational scene, clinical training using distance learning technology is not yet so clearly accepted. A review of the literature found very few studies of the use of Internet technology for clinical training. This study used semi-structured interviews combined with Giorgi's method of phenomenological analysis of experiences of students and site supervisors involved in the Amridge University clinical training program. The purpose of the study was to examine the process by which master's degree students are able to construct their professional identity in a virtual environment. Both supervisors and students reported phenomenological evidence that professional identity can in fact be constructed through group interactions based ...