Intimacy: A Green Light for Red Hot Sex

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After 50+ years of clinical experience, the authors believe that the fuel for an enduring, passionate love affair is an ever-growing depth of intimacy.
The essence of intimacy is feeling open, real, and accepted. Intimacy creates a comfort level, and when it is the basis for a loving relationship, the depth and possibilities for sexual exploration become infinite.
Who needs a "playbook" on sex? Any couple can benefit and make their sexual ...
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Overview

After 50+ years of clinical experience, the authors believe that the fuel for an enduring, passionate love affair is an ever-growing depth of intimacy.
The essence of intimacy is feeling open, real, and accepted. Intimacy creates a comfort level, and when it is the basis for a loving relationship, the depth and possibilities for sexual exploration become infinite.
Who needs a "playbook" on sex? Any couple can benefit and make their sexual relationship and their relationship in general even better, as intimacy is the juice that keeps the relationship alive, vital, and ever new.
Both authors are sex therapists, experienced with sexual issues, dysfunction, and marital therapy, and lead workshops integrating marital and sexual therapy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577330561
  • Publisher: Blue Dolphin Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

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Perhaps you can recall that your sexual relationship used to be hotter. Maybe you have always wanted to make changes in your sexual relationship. Perhaps you and your partner sincerely want to put more sizzle in your sexual life. Regardless of your personal reasons for choosing to follow this program, it is important for those who are experiencing serious sexual dysfunction, such as erectile problems, inorgasmia, pre-ejaculation, etc., to consult a qualified sexual specialist.

When you have completed this playbook, you will have many tools to promote the ongoing evolution of your sexual relationship as well as your complete relationship. We believe strongly that the quality of one's sexual relationship is directly related to the depth of intimacy experienced in the overall relationship.

Format

Each chapter is a different topic. We have carefully designed this playbook so that optimal results will be obtained if read and practiced in the order presented. If for some reason you do not like the order or wish to skip around, each chapter stands on its own. Be sure you and your partner have a mutual agreement to do that. Try to complete each chapter. You will get more out of it.

Each chapter will take about two to four hours to complete. We hope you will want to do the entire chapter at one time. Each chapter includes information as well as practices to speed your learning. Doing the practices completely and in order will dramatically increase the benefits you receive. However, it is always better to do some rather than do nothing. (We don't give bad marks if you don't follow the instructions.) In each chapter we introduce real people and actual couple situations to remind you that you are not alone and are not the first to have a challenge in your love life.

Making Time: The First Step

For any long-term relationship to be successful, each partner must give it top priority in their life. In other words, your relationship must come first - before friends, family and work. This may sound bold or weird, but remember the intimacy and eagerness you both felt when courting. Recall the amount of time you spent thinking about your partner, not to mention the time the two of you actually spent together. By giving your relationship greater time and attention, you can recapture much of the excitement and passion you once felt for one another. It truly can be as simple as that.

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Table of Contents

Foreword viii
Introduction x
Section 1 The Foundation for a Great Relationship 1
1. Sex and Sexual Beliefs: What Is Sex and What Are My Beliefs 3
2. Attitudes that Promote Personal Growth 11
3. Communicating for Greater Intimacy 20
4. Rescue in Relationship or How to Ruin a Good Relationship Fast 36
5. Emotional Intimacy for Going Deeper 43
6. Emotional Support and Stroking 51
7. Passion in Everyday Life 57
8. Balancing Our Lives for Health and Joy 65
9. Self-Esteem and Body Image 72
Section 2 Sex, Love and You 79
10. Gender Differences: Yes, Virginia, Men and Women Come from Different Planets 81
11. Anger and Sex Make Terrible Bed Partners 88
12. Love and Affection 96
13. Romance to Warm Up Your Nights and Days 101
14. Health and Hygiene 110
15. Good Sex Is Letting Go 114
16. Touch to Enhance Your Life 120
17. Self-Pleasuring Is for Grown-Ups 128
18. Advanced Pleasuring When You're Ready 137
19. Giving Yourself Permission to Be Fully Sexual 147
20. Thinking Passionately: You Are What You Think 153
21. Arousal and Desire: It's More Than Biology 159
22. Loveplay, Every Day in Every Way 165
23. Keeping It Playful for Eternal Loving 172
24. Spirituality and Sex 181
25. Putting It All Together for Sexual Ecstasy for a Lifetime 187
Appendix 203
Reading List 203
Sexual Dysfunction 207
Safer Sex, Smart Sex 212
Information for Therapists Using This Playbook 214
Index 215
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