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Elusive Orgasm: A Woman's Guide to why She Can't and how She Can Orgasm

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Are you one of the thirty percent of women who has difficulties with orgasm? Do you want to experience greater sexual satisfaction? In easy to read language, The Elusive Orgasm provides a full overview of women's sexual pleasure, covering sexual triggers, stages of arousal, the power of mind, and how women differ from men. Longtime clinical psychologist and sex therapist Dr. Vivienne Cass reveals all the causes of women's orgasm difficulties — and how to remedy them. In The Elusive Orgasm, you'll learn: What an ...
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Overview


Are you one of the thirty percent of women who has difficulties with orgasm? Do you want to experience greater sexual satisfaction? In easy to read language, The Elusive Orgasm provides a full overview of women's sexual pleasure, covering sexual triggers, stages of arousal, the power of mind, and how women differ from men. Longtime clinical psychologist and sex therapist Dr. Vivienne Cass reveals all the causes of women's orgasm difficulties — and how to remedy them. In The Elusive Orgasm, you'll learn: What an orgasm is How the clitoris is much more than "a little button" The stages of a woman's arousal The five types of orgasm difficulties The twenty-five causes of those difficulties Self-awareness via quizzes and questionnaires Sexual and non-sexual changes to help you orgasm Step-by-step plans to help you and your partner An extraordinarily thorough, all-inclusive exploration of every possible reason why women have orgasm challenges, The Elusive Orgasm gives you the tools to discover the source of your own orgasm difficulties, along with straightforward remedies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600940231
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 214,945
  • Product dimensions: 8.16 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author


Vivienne Cass, PhD is a clinical psychologist and sex therapist with over thirty years of experience. She has taught courses on sexual therapy and sexuality and is the author of many articles and academic papers. Dr. Cass is a member of The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, The New York Academy of Science, and The International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health. She lives in Australia.
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Table of Contents


List of illustrations     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction: the elusive author     xv
To begin with...     1
But first, are you ready to orgasm?     15
What is orgasm?     20
Why me? Women who never or only occasionally have orgasms     54
What changed Women who used to have orgasms (and now don't)     83
Is there a pattern? Women who can orgasm at some times and not others     106
Where do I go from here? Making changes     135
Making lifestyle changes     146
Changing your personal style     156
Doing it differently: Changing sexual practices     180
Making relationship changes     203
Dealing with health factors     214
Learning to orgasm in private: Your personal change program     232
Learning to orgasm with a partner: The couple change program     267
My final word     302
Notes     305
Index     307
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