Reclaiming Desire

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- I'm so busy and tired, how can I find time for sex?

- How can I go from mommy one minute to passionate lover the next?

- What medicines or natural herbs can I take to improve my libido?

At some point in their lives, most women experience a decline in their sexual desire. Yet despite the vast number of books devoted to sex, surprisingly few focus on the problem of low ...

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Overview

- I'm so busy and tired, how can I find time for sex?

- How can I go from mommy one minute to passionate lover the next?

- What medicines or natural herbs can I take to improve my libido?

At some point in their lives, most women experience a decline in their sexual desire. Yet despite the vast number of books devoted to sex, surprisingly few focus on the problem of low libido. Fewer still offer any practical advice to the woman who has lost her sex drive and longs to find it again.

Finally available in paperback, Reclaiming Desire presents the holistic approach that gynecologist Andrew Goldstein and clinical psychologist Marianne Brandon—co-founders of the Sexual Wellness Center in Annapolis, Maryland—use to successfully treat women with low libido. Capitalizing on their combined medical and psychological expertise, they reveal how a complex set of physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual factors—as well as specific life-changing events such as marriage, pregnancy, childbirth, divorce, and menopause—can affect female sex drive. Reading this book, women will come to understand that low libido isn't “all in their heads”—or all in their bodies, for that matter. The problem is real and it’s diverse—but it’s curable.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605298269
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/9/2009
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 517,366
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

ANDREW GOLDSTEIN, MD, and MARIANNE BRANDON, PHD, specialize in treating women’s sexual health problems. Dr. Goldstein divides his time between Annapolis, Maryland, and New York City. Dr. Brandon resides in Annapolis.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction ix

Part I Why Desire Fades-And How You Can Bring It Back

Chapter 1 Rethinking Low Libido 3

Chapter 2 Getting to Know Your Sex Drive 10

Chapter 3 The Sexual Desire Self-Test 24

Part II The First Key: Physical Health

Chapter 4 Start with Your Body 33

Chapter 5 In Touch with Physical Pleasure 49

Chapter 6 The Hormone Factor 72

Chapter 7 Testosterone for Your Sex Drive 85

Chapter 8 Boosting Dopamine for Better Libido 101

Chapter 9 Aphrodisiacs from Medicine and Nature 107

Part III The Second Key: Emotional Resilience

Chapter 10 The Emotional Building Blocks of Libido 121

Chapter 11 Cultivating a Healthy Body Image 135

Chapter 12 Depression, Anxiety, and Stress: Adversaries of Sex Drive 147

Chapter 13 The Hidden Impact of Sexual Trauma 165

Chapter 14 The "Benefits" of Not Wanting Sex 180

Part IV The Third Key: Intellectual Fulfillment

Chapter 15 How Your Thoughts Affect Your Libido 193

Chapter 16 Inside Your Sexual Mindset 204

Part V The Fourth Key: Spiritual Contentment

Chapter 17 The Soul of Your Desire 217

Chapter 18 Sex and Your Spiritual Self 222

Part VI Life Passages and Your Libido

Chapter 19 From Infatuation to Intimacy 231

Chapter 20 The Miracle of Motherhood 253

Chapter 21 Not Your Mother's Menopause 276

Chapter 22 Surviving and Thriving after Divorce 291

Epilogue 307

For More Information 309

Index 313

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