Kim Chernin, PhD

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Kim Chernin, Ph.D., offers interactive and intuitive listening for people who seek to know and understand themselves in an emotional, introspective, and supportive environment. Her listening has been influenced by more than three decades of study of psychoanalysis, meditation and spirituality.

As a writer, Kim has appeared on Phil Donahue, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose Show and The Today Show. She was included in two documentary films widely viewed on PBS: If Women Ruled the World: A Washington Dinner Party, July 1999, produced by Richard Karz, and Remembering the Goddess, Canadian Film Board. She has been featured on dozens of radio stations across the U.S., including NPR, KQED Forum and Larry King Radio. Her have appeared in New York Times Magazine, Focus Magazine and Tikkun, and her work has been featured in New York Times Book Review, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, LA Times, Newsday and more.

She is a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts in Fiction.

Her work is being collected by the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe.


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What's In the Book

i. What is Sex?


ii. Instruction Guide

For the Sex Survival Kit

A Dialogue (Kim and Renate)

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Challenge 1

Butch and Femme —
The Habit of Roles

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Challenge 2

One Roof, Four Generations
Women Who Love
Too Many

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Challenge 3

You Always, I Never -
Grudges and Bed Death

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Challenge 4

Time IN/Time OUT -
The Power of Never Now

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Challenge 5

The Ravenous Beast —
Sex After Menopause? 

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Challenge 6

Myths of Desire —
Passion and Pain vs. Pleasure

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Challenge 7

The Genital Corset —
Loosen up 

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Challenge 8

The Other Woman —
Hot Burn/Slow Burn

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Challenge 9

In The Ring —
Fighting Fairly

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Challenge 10

To Sex or Not To Sex

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Challenge 11

The Make-Over Marriage —
Those Tricky Expectations

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Challenge 12

Tying the Knot —
Reinventing Marriage

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