Getting the Sex You Want

Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together

Author: Tammy Nelson

Publisher: Quiver

ISBN: 9781592335268

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 7696

Here is a proven couples counseling method applied to sex for the very first time. Communication problems can erode a relationship in and out of the bedroom. This guide takes a proven communication method, which has been used to counsel millions of couples, and applies it to sex for the very first time. The Imago Relationship Therapy, which was pioneered by Harville Hendrix in the national bestseller and self-help classic Getting the Love You Want, shows readers how to understand and build trust with their partners through a unique form of dialogue. New in paperback, Getting the Sex You Want teaches readers how to build sexual communication skills quickly and connect with their partner in a new way. Readers learn exercises that enable them to communicate their sexual needs and desires, get past old issues, and revive passion in their relationship.
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Pleasure

A Woman's Guide to Getting the Sex You Want, Need and Deserve

Author: Hilda Hutcherson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101143436

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 6014

Written in the tone of a supportive and savvy friend who just happens to be a top sex expert, this invaluable guide explores: Redefining pleasure: why the quest for female orgasms is overhyped - and how to relax and truly enjoy sex, with or without them Discovering the female body's pleasure zones Communicating with a partner about what feels good (and what doesn't) Exercising and eating to improve your sex life Sex positions 101...and 201 A lifetime of pleasure: great sex after pregnancy, after fifty, and more
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Getting the Sex You Want

A Woman's Guide to Becoming Proud, Passionate, and Pleased in Bed

Author: Sandra R. Leiblum,Judith Sachs

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059528972X

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 8470

Why are so many women eager to kindle or re-kindle their interest in sex and get the satisfaction they deserve? Sandra Leiblum, Ph.D. and Judith Sachs have been to the trenches to talk to women of all ages and all stages of life, and they know that sex is a topic of great concern. Women want pleasure but have no idea how to go about getting it. They may be uncomfortable in their bodies, tired at the end of the second shift, confused about their relationships with men and/or other women, and totally mystified as to how to turn themselves on. "GETTING THE SEX YOU WANT" will help you to understand the cycles of interest and boredom over your lifetime and discover--or rediscover--the joys of your sexuality. Leiblum and Sachs have synthesized the latest research into women's sexuality and desire with exciting results. As warmly intimate as it is savvy, this clear, accessible, inviting guide includes the voices of dozens of women speaking out for sex--hot, mysterious, elusive, but always delicious--at every stage of life.
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The New Monogamy

Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity

Author: Tammy Nelson

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781608823154

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 220

View: 9495

Helps couples get over past infidelity, draft a definition of monogamy and stick to it so that they can have a lasting relationship. Original.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Women, Sex, Power, And Pleasure

Author: Evelyn Resh, CNM/MPH

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401936326

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 199

View: 9651

In her new book, Women, Sex, Power & Pleasure, Evelyn Resh, a sexuality counselor and certified nurse-midwife, takes an innovative approach to helping women create the lives – and sex lives – they want. With a funny and compassionate, yet tell-it-like-it-is style, she looks at the relationship between feeling powerful in life and accessing life’s pleasures, and their combined effect on sexual desire. Resh introduces six essential qualities that women must have to live healthfully, stating that when these are out of balance women seem to exist in lives devoid of pleasure, self-empowerment, and sex. These markers of emotional well-being are: • Self-confidence and self-esteem • Healthy Habits • Spiritual Satisfaction • Creativity • Self-assurance/re-assurance • Compassion and Empathy Once the six traits are laid out, Resh devotes the rest of the book to exploring how, when one or more of a woman’s markers of emotional well-being are off kilter, their reasons for avoiding sex mount exponentially. She looks at some of the most common excuses she’s heard over her many years as a sexuality counselor – I Feel Nothing, It’s All He Thinks About, I’m Too Busy!, I’m Too Fat to Have Sex – and outlines the specific imbalances that create this void of sexual desire and activity. With practical guidance, self-assessment questions, and stories from her practice and personal life, Resh explains to modern women how to regain their emotional wellness and live a powerful life that includes a steady relationship with pleasure and sexual satisfaction. This book is a must read for all women. From housewives to sophisticated urban corporate types, from new moms to post-menopausal women – this book will help any woman who feels estranged from her sexual energy and a sense of empowerment, and deprived of pleasure, or who views sex as just another thing to tick off her overwhelming to-do list.
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Have the Sex You Want

A Couple's Guide to Getting Back the Spark

Author: Andrew G. Marshall

Publisher: Marshall Method Publishing

ISBN: 9780957429796

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 252

View: 2704

No more excuses for a sexless relationship. Here's a program that finally gets to the root of a silent epidemic. Andrew G. Marshall, Great Britain's premier relationship expert and author, brings to the States his research-based program for ending obligatory 'going through the motions' sex. In Have the Sex You Want, Marshall moves away from the symptoms and causes of low-sex and sexless relationships, and digs immediately into offering the cure—a 10-week program that strips lovemaking down to its basics and eliminates bad habits that are driving couples apart. Couples relearn how to turn each other on, set their fantasies free, and introduce new ideas that will turn their lovemaking into an erotic, passionate, connected experience. At the heart of Marshall's program is establishing safe communication and trust without feeling fear, shame, or resentment.Marshall's secret to engaging in fulfilling and plentiful sex, is to avoid it completely—a paradox that has proven time and time again to work. From the beginning of the program, couples engage in A Month of Sensuality—four weeks of understanding their own erogenous zones, discovering their partner's body, and introducing sensual touching and kissing. This back-to-basics approach, which put sex off limits, takes the pressure off, does wonders for libido, teaches couples how to slow down and be present and check-in with each other about their pleasure, and urges them to schedule intimate time—time that is usually hijacked by hectic schedules, demanding children, and household and career duties. After they have completed A Month of Sensuality, couples graduate through two more phases that lead them to learn about different types of fantasy, orgasm, masturbation, and communication regarding what they want and need to not only have the sex they want, but the sex they always imagined they'd have. Andrew Marshall's progressive methods to bring a couple back together physically, sexually, and emotionally are practical and pleasurable and guaranteed to give you what you and your partner deserve—an active, erotic, transformative sexual relationship.
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Getting the Love You Want

A Guide for Couples

Author: Harville Hendrix

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805068955

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 303

View: 5467

A marriage therapist and pastoral counselor explains that most of the feelings of receiving inadequate love come from unresolved childhood conflicts and describes how adults can learn to flourish as loving and loved people, in a new edition of the best-selling handbook. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
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What Your Mother Never Told You about Sex

Author: Hilda Hutcherson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399528538

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 372

View: 7774

Covers every aspect of sex, from male and female anatomy and self-care to the pleasures and problems of sex, shattering preconceived myths and distorted views, and encouraging women to make informed decisions about sex and sexuality.
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Talk to Me First

Everything You Need to Know to Become Your Kids' ""Go-To"" Person about Sex

Author: Deborah Roffman

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0738215872

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 296

View: 1447

We live in a time when kids of all ages are bombarded with age-sensitive material wherever they turn; "sexting" and bullying are on the rise at an increasingly younger age, and teen moms are "celebrified." What is a concerned--and embarrassed--parent to do? With wit, wisdom, and savvy, Deborah Roffman translates her experiences gleaned from decades of teaching kids and parents, and as a mom, into strategies to help parents navigate this tricky terrain. Talk to Me First is for any parent who wants to become and remain the most credible and influential resource about sexuality in their children's lives.
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Healing Sex

A Mind-Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma

Author: Staci Haines

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458767035

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 500

View: 5676

Healing Sex is the encouraging, sex-positive guide for all women survivors of sexual assault - heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian, coupled, and single - who want to delight in their own sexuality. While most books on the topic broach sexuality to reassure women that it's all right to say ''no'' to unwanted sex, Healing Sex encourages women to learn how to say ''yes'' - to their own desires and on their own terms
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Fearless Sex

A Babe's Guide to Overcoming Your Romantic Obsessions and Getting the Sex Life You Deserve

Author: Joy Davidson

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

ISBN: 9781592330973

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 6546

Fearless Sex will transform your erotic life!This is the exhilarating and enlightening guide to loving passionately, shamelessly, and confindently. It stems from Dr. Joy's experience that desire is more than what you feel on the way to the bedroom, it's the very spark that ignites your life.Fearless Sexis your guide to excelling in the art of pleasure, and the skill of making important relationships work!
Posted in Psychology

Sex Without Pain

A Self-Treatment Guide To The Sex Life You Deserve

Author: Heather Jeffcoat

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483528030

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 100

View: 3866

Sex doesn't have to hurt! Whether your pain during intercourse (or your partner’s) began with a first sexual experience or after pregnancy or injury, this step-by-step guide - developed by a leading women’s health physical therapist - can put you on the path to recovery, and to enjoying the sex life you deserve. Women who experience painful intercourse, including those diagnosed with vaginismus, overactive pelvic floor, vulvodynia, vulvar vestibulitis, vestibulodynia, dyspareunia, and interstitial cystitis, have all benefited from author and physical therapist Heather Jeffcoat's unique treatment program. Now, after years of experience and countless successes, Heather is sharing her insights and making her proven methods available as a self-treatment guide women and their partners can use in the comfort and privacy of their own homes. Using her orthopaedic background as a foundation, Heather's approach begins with a simple, but often overlooked, truth; pelvic muscles are muscles, and should be treated that way. Her program showcases the IRAS MethodTM (pronounced "erase"), a series of physical therapy treatment techniques with proven results. In this book, she explains the anatomy of the pelvic floor and guides readers through the use of a self-treatment tool called a dilator to provide massage and other muscle relaxation - gentle stretching techniques designed to return a women's muscles back to a resting state. Detailed medical illustrations, step-by-step instructions, additional exercises for progressive relaxation and large muscle groups, and helpful links to a variety of resources - along with Heather's wealth of solid medical advice and encouragement - make this book a must-read for any woman pursuing the goal of a satisfying, pain free sex life.
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The Sex Myth

The Gap Between Our Fantasies and Reality

Author: Rachel Hills

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451685807

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 4188

From a bold new feminist voice, a book that will change the way you think about your sex life. Fifty years after the sexual revolution, we are told that we live in a time of unprecedented sexual freedom; that if anything, we are too free now. But beneath the veneer of glossy hedonism, millennial journalist Rachel Hills argues that we are controlled by a new brand of sexual convention: one which influences all of us—woman or man, straight or gay, liberal or conservative. At the root of this silent code lies the Sex Myth—the defining significance we invest in sexuality that once meant we were dirty if we did have sex, and now means we are defective if we don’t do it enough. Equal parts social commentary, pop culture, and powerful personal anecdotes from people across the English-speaking world, The Sex Myth exposes the invisible norms and unspoken assumptions that shape the way we think about sex today.
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Tell Me What You Want

The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life

Author: Justin J. Lehmiller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0738234974

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 350

A leading expert on human sexuality and author of the blog Sex and Psychology offers an unprecedented look at sexual fantasy based on the most comprehensive, scientific survey ever undertaken. What do Americans really want when it comes to sex? And is it possible for us to get what we want? Justin J. Lehmiller, one of the country's leading experts on human sexuality and author of the popular blog Sex and Psychology, has made it his career's ambition to answer these questions. He recently concluded the largest and most comprehensive scientific survey of Americans' sexual fantasies ever undertaken, a monumental two-year study involving more than 4,000 Americans from all walks of life, answering questions of unusual scope. Based on this study, Tell Me What You Want offers an unprecedented look into our fantasy worlds and what they reveal about us. It helps readers to better understand their own sexual desires and how to attain them within their relationships, but also to appreciate why the desires of their partners may be so incredibly different. If we only better understood the incredible diversity of human sexual desire and why this diversity exists in the first place, we would experience less distress, anxiety, and shame about our own sexual fantasies and better understand why our partners often have sexual proclivities that are so different from our own. Ultimately, this book will help readers to enhance their sex lives and to maintain more satisfying relationships and marriages in the future by breaking down barriers to discussing sexual fantasies and allowing them to become a part of readers' sexual realities.
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Sex Bible for Women

The Complete Guide to Being a Great Lover, and Getting the Orgasm You Want

Author: Susan Crain Bakos

Publisher: Quiver

ISBN: 1616735597

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 7164

Most books on sexuality teach women that satisfying their partner is the key to a great sexual experience. However, for most women, great sex is predicated on understanding their own bodies and desires first. Moreover, a woman’s sexual desires and preferences aren’t fixed—they are greatly impacted by physical changes such as pregnancy, menopause, and hormonal fluctuations. This sensual yet practical guide provides a comprehensive overview of all the sexual options available for women throughout their lifetime. Intrepid sex journalist and expert Susan Crain Bakos shows women how to sexually satisfy themselves and their partners, through masturbation, touching, oral sex, and intercourse. Racy, full-color photographs instruct women on positions, foreplay techniques, and how to use sex toys on themselves or others. Women gain a deeper understanding of their own unique physiology, how to achieve orgasm, and how to stay healthy as they explore different sexual options.
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The Return of Desire

A Guide to Rediscovering Your Sexual Passion

Author: Gina Ogden

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834822870

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 9713

Drawing on three decades of experience as a sex therapist and sex researcher, Dr. Gina Ogden shows you how to: • Open up to the four energies that spark desire • Create heart-to-heart communication with your partner • Transcend guilt, shame, and "good-girls-don't" messages • Help heal the sexual wounds of abuse, addiction, affairs, and low self-esteem • Enjoy sexual pleasure throughout your life span—from new love, to parenthood, and into your golden years To learn more about the author, Gina Ogden, go to www.ginaogden.com.
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For Each Other

Sharing Sexual Intimacy

Author: Lonnie Garfield Barbach

Publisher: N A L

ISBN: 9780451204646

Category: Self-Help

Page: 371

View: 7075

This guide to sexual satisfaction explores the physical, psychological, and interpersonal problems that can inhibit sexual imtimacy and outlines effective therapeutic techniques, including specific exercises that women can do alone and with their partners. Reissue.
Posted in Self-Help

Moregasm

Babeland's Guide to Mind-Blowing Sex

Author: Rachel Venning,Claire Cavanah,Jessica Vitkus

Publisher: Avery Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781583333723

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 2549

Provides advice and tips on sexual intercourse and foreplay, including masturbation and intimacy techniques, and answers frequently asked questions involving sexual excitement, safe sex, and achieving orgasm.
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Why Women Have Sex

Understanding Sexual Motivations from Adventure to Revenge (and Everything in Between)

Author: Cindy M. Meston,David M. Buss

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429955225

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 3862

An unparalleled exploration of the mysteries underlying women's sexuality that rivals the culture-shifting Kinsey Report, from two of America's leading research psychologists Do women have sex simply to reproduce or display their affection? When University of Texas at Austin clinical psychologist Cindy M. Meston and evolutionary psychologist David M. Buss joined forces to investigate the underlying sexual motivations of women, what they found astonished them. Through the voices of real women, Meston and Buss reveal the motivations that guide women's sexual decisions and explain the deep-seated psychology and biology that often unwittingly drive women's desires—sometimes in pursuit of health or pleasure, or sometimes for darker, disturbing reasons that a woman may not fully recognize. Drawing on more than a thousand intensive interviews conducted solely for the book, as well as their pioneering research on physiological response and evolutionary emotions, Why Women Have Sex uncovers an amazingly complex and nuanced portrait of female sexuality. They delve into the use of sex as a defensive tactic against a mate's infidelity (protection), as a ploy to boost self-confidence (status), as a barter for gifts or household chores (resource acquisition), or as a cure for a migraine headache (medication). Why Women Have Sex stands as the richest and deepest psychological understanding of female sexuality yet achieved and promises to inform every woman's (and her partner's) awareness of her relationship to sex and her sexuality.
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Sex at Dawn

The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality

Author: Christopher Ryan,Cacilda Jetha

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062002938

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 3244

Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science—as well as religious and cultural institutions—has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer and fewer couples are getting married, and divorce rates keep climbing as adultery and flagging libido drag down even seemingly solid marriages. How can reality be reconciled with the accepted narrative? It can't be, according to renegade thinkers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethå. While debunking almost everything we "know" about sex, they offer a bold alternative explanation in this provocative and brilliant book. Ryan and Jethå's central contention is that human beings evolved in egalitarian groups that shared food, child care, and, often, sexual partners. Weaving together convergent, frequently overlooked evidence from anthropology, archaeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality, the authors show how far from human nature monogamy really is. Human beings everywhere and in every era have confronted the same familiar, intimate situations in surprisingly different ways. The authors expose the ancient roots of human sexuality while pointing toward a more optimistic future illuminated by our innate capacities for love, cooperation, and generosity. With intelligence, humor, and wonder, Ryan and Jethå show how our promiscuous past haunts our struggles over monogamy, sexual orientation, and family dynamics. They explore why long-term fidelity can be so difficult for so many; why sexual passion tends to fade even as love deepens; why many middle-aged men risk everything for transient affairs with younger women; why homosexuality persists in the face of standard evolutionary logic; and what the human body reveals about the prehistoric origins of modern sexuality. In the tradition of the best historical and scientific writing, Sex at Dawn unapologetically upends unwarranted assumptions and unfounded conclusions while offering a revolutionary understanding of why we live and love as we do.
Posted in Social Science