Ripple Effect: How Better Sex Can Lead to a Better Life

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Finally. The thinking woman’s guide to great sex. Bookshelves sag under the weight of guides and manuals that tell readers that their sex lives will be transformed if only they are limber enough to hoist leg A into position B. Many women have found that transformation underwhelming to say the least. Sex is physical. But as best-selling author and television commentator Dr. Gail Saltz writes, "Seeing sex in only physical terms is an old-fashioned and ineffective approach that is based on a fundamental ...

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Finally. The thinking woman’s guide to great sex. Bookshelves sag under the weight of guides and manuals that tell readers that their sex lives will be transformed if only they are limber enough to hoist leg A into position B. Many women have found that transformation underwhelming to say the least. Sex is physical. But as best-selling author and television commentator Dr. Gail Saltz writes, "Seeing sex in only physical terms is an old-fashioned and ineffective approach that is based on a fundamental misunderstanding, like treating tuberculosis with breathing exercises, which we did before we knew that tuberculosis was caused by a bacterium. We know better now." With a dose of good humor, Dr. Saltz explains how women can approach their sexuality from the inside out and create a ripple effect that will change how they think, feel, and behave in every aspect of life.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781605298771
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/31/2009
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

DR. GAIL SALTZ is a contributor to the Today show, an associate professor of psychiatry at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell School of Medicine, and an affiliate of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. She has a private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and is also a columnist, best-selling author, and television commentator who has appeared on Oprah, Dateline, CBS News, and CNN. She lives in New York with her husband and three daughters.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 The Ripple Effect 1

Chapter 2 How Your Sexuality Came To Be 21

Chapter 3 Creating Your Own Ripple Effect 45

Chapter 4 When You Think You Don't Know What You're Doing 63

Chapter 5 When You Think You Don't Deserve What You Have 85

Chapter 6 When You Think You Want What You Don't Have 111

Chapter 7 When You Think You're Emotionally Vulnerable 129

Chapter 8 When You Think You're Physically Vulnerable 149

Chapter 9 Me, Myself, And I 171

Chapter 10 The New You 179

Appendix A Just The Facts, Ma'am: The Illustrated Guide To You 191

Appendix B The Top 10 Fantasies 193

Acknowledgments 197

About The Author 199

Index 201

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