The Return of Desire [EPUB]

The Return of Desire [EPUB]
The Return of Desire: A Guide to Rediscovering Your Sexual Passion by Gina Ogden
2011 | EPUB | 0.7MB

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

Sacred Pleasure [EPUB]

Sacred Pleasure [EPUB]
Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth, and the Politics of the Body – New Paths to Power and Love by Riane Eisler
2012 | EPUB | 1.67MB

From Sumer to ancient Athens and Rome, medieval Europe, the Islamic world and traditional China, rigidly male-dominated societies, argues feminist historian Eisler, relied on pain or the fear of it to maintain hierarchical relations of dominance and submission. Patriarchy, she believes, represses sexuality, distorts the natural bonds of erotic pleasure and love between men and women and diminishes women's status.

Drawing on archaeological evidence and Paleolithic and Neolithic art, Eisler argues that prehistoric societies were relatively free of the domination, exploitation and misogyny that have marked Western societies up to the present. She emphasizes that Christianity's hostility toward sex and, particularly, women's sexuality has conditioned men and women to accept coercion and repression. Discussing abusive child-rearing practices, genital mutilation, natural childbirth, abortion, sex education, the men's movement, AIDS and much else, Eisler outlines a new sexual ethic that aligns pleasure with our capacity to feel and act empathically. Her visionary, passionate scholarship is a revealing psychosexual exploration of love and power relations.

Cupid's Poisoned Arrow [PDF]

Cupid's Poisoned Arrow [PDF]
Cupid's Poisoned Arrow: From Habit to Harmony in Sexual Relationships
2009 | PDF | 4.28MB

Zing! Cupid’s arrow skewers a primitive part of the brain. Obediently, we fall in love amid showers of passionate fireworks, bond for a time … and then often get fed up with each other and grow irritable or numb. Perhaps we try to remodel our mate, seek solace online, or pursue a new love interest. Ancient sages recognized this biological snare and hinted at a way to dodge it: use lovemaking to balance one another and harmony arises naturally.

With an entertaining blend of personal experiences, the latest neuroscience, and forgotten insights from around the globe, Cupid’s Poisoned Arrow confronts current assumptions about sex and love and offers a refreshing, practical approach to sexuality.

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