Sex on the Brain: 12 Lessons to Enhance Your Love Life

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Everyone wants to know how to improve his or her love life, but so few of us understand the integral role the brain plays in getting us in the mood, keeping us excited about our partner, and helping us achieve greater satisfaction. Based on Dr. Daniel Amen's cutting-edge research in practical neuroscience, Sex on the Brain shares twelve lessons that help you enhance your love and sex lives through understanding and improving brain function. Filled with practical suggestions and information on how to have better ...
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Overview

Everyone wants to know how to improve his or her love life, but so few of us understand the integral role the brain plays in getting us in the mood, keeping us excited about our partner, and helping us achieve greater satisfaction. Based on Dr. Daniel Amen's cutting-edge research in practical neuroscience, Sex on the Brain shares twelve lessons that help you enhance your love and sex lives through understanding and improving brain function. Filled with practical suggestions and information on how to have better sex, Sex on the Brain reveals: How the differences between men's and women's brains affect our perceptions and interest in sex, The science behind why breakups hurt so much, and what you can do to ease the pain, Surefire techniques to fix common problems-depression, PMS, ADD-that get in the way of good sex, How to tap into your senses-taste, touch, smell-and find "the spot" How sex can save your life.
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Editorial Reviews

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Physician and psychiatrist Daniel G. Amen insists that most of us have been looking for sex in all the wrong places: We obsess about genitalia, but the vast majority of sex occurs in our brain. Dr. Amen's book serves as a corrective to mind-numbing mechanical and pharmaceutical approaches to sex and love. With a winning directness, he lays out 12 lessons that both men and women can apply to their love lives. In the process, he offers added incentives, noting that sex can help prevent heart disease, improve memory, reduce the threat of cancer, and boost the immune system.
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A distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Amen (psychiatry, Univ. of California, Irvine; Change Your Brain, Change Your Life) is well known for his research on neuropsychiatry and brain imaging. He holds that differing levels of activity in various parts of the brain, as revealed by a brain scan, greatly aid the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral problems. Here, he applies that approach to sexual issues like attraction, gender differences in sex behavior, dangerous partners, sex addictions and fetishes, erotic enhancement, and problematic and mood-related behavior. There are self-tests, case studies, and suggestions for balancing brain activity through diet, exercise, supplements, and (as prescribed by a physician) medications. This fascinating, clearly written book is supported by a glossary, extensive references, and a detailed description of how brain scans work. However, Amen's approach is somewhat controversial, so it may not convince all readers. For large public libraries.
—Martha Cornog Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information

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"Patrick Lawlor handles the sexual aspects of the book gracefully and is clearly attuned to the author's desire to improve people's lives.... [A] memorable listening experience." —-AudioFile
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400104024
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged CD
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 5.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Daniel G. Amen, M.D., is a clinical neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and brain-imaging expert who heads the world-renowned Amen Clinics.

An AudioFile Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist, Patrick Lawlor is also an accomplished stage actor.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Brain Is the Largest Sex Organ (and Size Matters!)     1
Methuselah's Secret: Sexuality, Longevity, Health, and Happiness     7
No Forethought Equals no Foreplay: Understanding and Optimizing the Brain Systems of Sex     23
The Chemistry of Love: Ingredients of Attraction, Infaturation, Commitment, and Detachment     50
Rules for Him, Rules for Her: Navigating Gender Differences in the Brain     73
Look Closely: Brain Imaging Secrets to Enhance Your Love Life     89
Use Your Brain Before You Give Away Your Heart: Warning Signs of Trouble     101
The Brain is a Sneaky Organ: Addictions, Weird Sex, Fiends, and Fetishes     116
The "Oh God!" Factor: Sex As a Religious Experience     141
Brain Sex Tricks: Sex Potions, Passion, and Finding the Damn Spot     150
Make it Last, Make it Unforgettable: Embedding Yourself in Your Partners Memory     169
Fix the Brain Issues That Get in the Way of Sex: PMS, Depression, ADD, Substance Abuse, Denial, and Being a Jerk     183
A Healthier Brain Equals a Sexier You: Strategies to Improve Your Brain and Life     210
The Amen Clinic Brain System Questionnaire     227
Why SPECT?: What Brain-SPECT Imaging Can Tell Clinicians and Patients That Cannot Be Obtained Elsewhere     231
Glossary     245
References and Further Reading     249
Acknowledgments     259
Index     261
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