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Making Love the Way We Used to . . . or Better: Secrets to Satisfying Midlife Sexuality

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Making Love the Way We Used to . . . or Better is the definitive guide for reviving sexuality at midlife. Groundbreaking research has shown that sexual problems such as decreased libido and arousal, as well as sexual boredom and dissatisfaction, may have treatable hormonal or other medical causes 90 percent of the time. This reassuring book will help you and your partner uncover the secrets in the bedroom and banish them with the newest medical information and most effective ...

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Overview

Making Love the Way We Used to . . . or Better is the definitive guide for reviving sexuality at midlife. Groundbreaking research has shown that sexual problems such as decreased libido and arousal, as well as sexual boredom and dissatisfaction, may have treatable hormonal or other medical causes 90 percent of the time. This reassuring book will help you and your partner uncover the secrets in the bedroom and banish them with the newest medical information and most effective communication techniques.

Alan Altman, M.D., is assistant clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School and is an expert on menopause and midlife sexuality.

Laurie Ashner is an educational therapist.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809224982
  • Publisher: NTC Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Alan Altman, M.D., is assistant clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School and is an expert on menopause and midlife sexuality.

Laurie Ashner is an educational therapist.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction: Why Don't We Make Love the Way We Used To? xv
1 "Listen. Do You Want to Know a Secret?"
Discovering the Secrets in the Bedroom--and a Five-Step Plan for Ridding Yourself of Them Forever 1
2 The Secret: "It Hurts So Much When We Have Sex That I Wonder If There's Something Seriously Wrong with Me."
Rx: What You Can Do About Dry, Painful Sex 15
3 The Secret: "I'm Always Too Exhausted to Make Love, So I Usually Fake It."
Rx: What to Do When You're Too Tired for Sex 45
4 The Secret: "I Can't Sleep, I'm Forgetting Everything, I Feel Anxious and Strange, and I Could Take Sex or Leave It. What's Happening to Me?"
Rx: Understanding Perimenopause: The Hormonal Transition Doesn't Have to Be a Sexual Transition 73
5 The Secret: "I Thought These Hormones Were Supposed to Help Me!"
Rx: Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)--the New Options 103
6 The Secret: "Libido? Where Did It Go?"
Rx: Making Love the Way You Used To 135
7 The Secret: "Sex Is OK as Long as the Lights Are Out and I'm Wearing a T-Shirt!"
Rx: How to Overcome a Negative Body Image When You're Making Love 171
8 The Secret: "He Seems More Interested in Having Hot Chat on the Internet than Being with Me, His Willing Wife."
Rx: Understanding Sexual, Intellectual, Emotional, and Cyber Affairs--Why They Happen and What to Do If It Happens to You 203
9 The Secret: "My Ever-Ready Man Has Turned into the Never-Ever Man. Don't I Turn Him On Anymore?"
Rx: Understanding Aging and Sexual Response--What's Normal and What's Not 233
10 The Secret: "The Little Blue Pill Is Causing More Problems in Our Relationship than It Solves."
Rx: Facing the Emotional Side of Viagra 261
11 Ten Smart Ways to Age-Proof Your Sex Life
A Private Consultation with Dr. Altman 279
Appendix 301
Index 303
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