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More Than Sex: Reinventing The Black Male Image

George Edmund Smith, George Edmond Smith

ISBN 1575664984
Publish Date 1/1/2000
Format Hardcover
Categories Kensington, Self Help
Currently out of stock

"Our collective history and our individual experiences conspire, all too often, to create in us a fragmented, distorted, or incomplete sense of what it means to be a man. This, in turn, has an immense impact on African American women and children." —George Edmond Smith, M.D.M.Ed.

A happy home-life, a loving relationship, a good feeling about the future, and fulfilling sex—this goal is within the reach of nearly every African American man. Yet millions of black men experience only the pain, frustration, and sense of loss when relationships don't last and families fall apart. Now a prominent black physician offers understanding and practical help to overcome the roadblocks society puts between African American men and the relationships they need.

A book of major importance, MORE THAN SEX challenges society's myths about the sexuality of African American men, and offers dramatic evidence that these widely accepted stereotypes lie behind a host of personal and relationship problems for black men and women. Drawing on real case histories and a candid assessment of his own life, Dr. George Edmond Smith shows how negative images of black men as animalistic and sexually-focused beings has eroded the essential foundation for loving relationships—intimacy. Then he addresses the most urgent concerns of black men today, and of the women who love them.

Packed with eye-opening information and sensible advice, MORE THAN SEX provides a history-making look at the emotional and social components of black male sexuality. It takes on tough problems about sex and love and answers difficult questions about alcohol, drugs, promiscuity, and emotional health. The result is a book that can change lives...and, one man at a time, change our world.

George Edmond Smith, M.D. M.Ed., is a Board Certified Family Practice physician in the Greater Philadelphia area. He is also Assistant Professor of Medicine at Hahnenmann School of Medicine in Philadelphia.

A Prominent Physician
Shows African American Men And Women
How To Go Beyond Society's Myths To Create
Strong, Satisfying Relationships That Last.

Find Out:

  • What specific stereotypes sabotage relationships between black men and women...and how to spot them

  • Why sex doesn't live up to black men or women's fantasies...or fill their most intimate needs

  • What anger and abuse in a sexual relationship mean...and how to change hurtful behavior, before it ruins your life

  • How sex, money and status can drive black couples apart...and keep black men from knowing their true self-worth

  • What to do about sexual problems, the best kept secret of black men...it's easier than you think

  • What black women want from black men...and what black men need from black women

  • How to master the basics of intimate communication...and stop fighting—a must-read for black women

  • How to give sons a positive role model for sex and what it really means to be a man

A Breakthrough Book—The First Of Its Kind To Explore The Sexuality Of Black Men

About George Edmond Smith:

George Edmond Smith, M.D., M.Ed., F.A.A.F.P., is a Board Certified Family Practice Physician in the Greater Philadelphia area and Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at Hahnenmann School of Medicine in Philadelphia. As a family physician, community educator, researcher, and author, Dr. Smith has presented research papers at many peer conferences and community forums and has been featured on television. In 1997, his community-based research paper entitled “African American Males and Prostate Cancer: Assessing Knowledge Levels in the Community” was published in the June 1997 issue of the Journal of the National Medical Association (JNMA). Dr. Smith works in partnership with the American Heart Association, The American Diabetes Association, The American Cancer Society, and many pharmaceutical companies. In addition, he provides internet health education for African Americans nationwide through his web site. Dr. Smith lives in Philadelphia.

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