Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Erotic AttunementParenthood and the Ethics of Sensuality between Unequals$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Cristina L. H. Traina

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780226811383

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226811376.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 27 September 2021

Pleasure and Protection

Pleasure and Protection

Chapter:
(p.217) Chapter Nine Pleasure and Protection
Source:
Erotic Attunement
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226811376.003.0010

This chapter investigates two feminist approaches that criticize Western culture's tradition of sexual exploitation, but that disagree about strategies for its correction. It argues that both are valuable but neither is adequate. Carter Heyward argued that contorting what she saw as evolving mutual friendship to fit the acceptable inegalitarian structure of wise therapist and vulnerable client injured both her and her therapist by cutting off an opportunity for mutual creativity and benefit. Like Heyward, Marie Fortune wanted to eroticize equality and encourage a vibrant sensuality. Like Fortune, Pamela Cooper-White saw therapy as helpful empowerment and insisted on the maintenance of clear boundaries. Cooper-White's reflections on pastoral counseling showed the roots of several parenting contradictions encountered. Relational psychotherapy and massage therapy predicted unintentional boundary transgression and encouraged practices that reduce errors of both intentional and unintentional sorts.

Keywords:   sexual exploitation, Carter Heyward, equality, sensuality, Marie Fortune, Pamela Cooper-White, massage therapy, relational psychotherapy, pastoral counseling

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.