Sexual Intelligence: What We Really Want from Sex--and How to Get It

Sexual Intelligence: What We Really Want from Sex--and How to Get It

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by Marty Klein
     
 

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This is not your standard sex book. Sex therapist, sociologist, and Psychology Today contributor Dr. Marty Klein goes beyond the sex manuals to reveal how our mindsets during sex are more important than any tricks or techniques—and that the way to a healthier, more exciting, more fulfilling sex life lies in first developing our sexual intelligence. This

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This is not your standard sex book. Sex therapist, sociologist, and Psychology Today contributor Dr. Marty Klein goes beyond the sex manuals to reveal how our mindsets during sex are more important than any tricks or techniques—and that the way to a healthier, more exciting, more fulfilling sex life lies in first developing our sexual intelligence. This book is the antidote to the many gimmick-oriented sex guides and manuals; Dr. Klein shows us how to reorient how we think about sex in order to experience a truly different way of being sexual.

“Marty Klein is the Steve Jobs of sex advice. . . . Sexual Intelligence is a work of enormous wisdom and expansiveness, and will inspire readers, regardless of age, to realize their full sexual potential.”  —Ian Kerner, best-selling author of She Comes First

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Pursuing sexual expectations that are decades out of date with a body and lifestyle that can't support that vision isn't dysfunction; it's a culturally and psychologically driven mistake. So writes Klein, licensed marriage/family therapist and certified sex therapist, as he proposes a new way of thinking about sexual activity—to leave behind sexual baggage and learn to approach this area of life with awareness, openness, and renewed optimism. He uses his clinical experience and numerous case studies to demonstrate how creating a lasting physical and emotional connection with a partner is so much more important than orgasms. While Klein writes primarily for those over the age of 30, he offers a fresh, commonsense approach that can help most people in long-term relationships.
Psychology Today
“Read this if you want to let go of your inhibitions and improve your sex life. You might have to change your mind-set first, but Klein’s advice, quizzes, diagrams, and case studies will help you do just that.”
Ian Kerner
“Marty Klein is the Steve Jobs of sex advice. With beguiling ease, he takes complex issues and distills them down to their essence. Sexual Intelligence is a work of enormous wisdom and expansiveness, and will inspire readers, regardless of age, to realize their full sexual potential.”
Christopher Ryan
“Marty Klein’s is a calm voice of reason at the center of the storm raging around sex in America. His tolerant, informed approach to the unavoidable sexual difficulties we all face is a welcome antidote to the panic and ignorance clouding public discussion and private understanding.”
Harriet Lerner
“Sexual Intelligence will help you fire the sex cops who have set up roadblocks in your head, and replace them with some good ideas to ponder and put into action. Dr.Klein has truly given us a helpful guide to authentic sexual satisfaction.”
Paul Joannides
“If you read only one book on sex and relationships during your entire lifetime, this should be it. Dr. Klein confronts the problems that have plagued couples since the beginning of time with refreshingly simple and brilliant insight.”
Esther Perel
“Instead of a manual of better tricks, this book is a practical plan to improve your relationship with your sexuality. Klein liberates and provokes—and illuminates the way to change your sexual experience for good.”
Dr. Pepper Schwartz
“Klein is comforting and permission-giving, while presenting boundaries that you can discuss with a partner if you have concerns. This is an easy to read, smart book with loads of information and advice. Sexual Intelligence is an important contribution to the field and to the reader.”
Doctor - Pepper Schwartz
"Klein is comforting and permission-giving, while presenting boundaries that you can discuss with a partner if you have concerns. This is an easy to read, smart book with loads of information and advice. Sexual Intelligence is an important contribution to the field and to the reader."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062026064
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/07/2012
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,372,565
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

What People are saying about this

Esther Perel
“Instead of a manual of better tricks, this book is a practical plan to improve your relationship with your sexuality. Klein liberates and provokes—and illuminates the way to change your sexual experience for good.”
Ian Kerner
“Marty Klein is the Steve Jobs of sex advice. With beguiling ease, he takes complex issues and distills them down to their essence. Sexual Intelligence is a work of enormous wisdom and expansiveness, and will inspire readers, regardless of age, to realize their full sexual potential.”
Pepper Schwartz
“Klein is comforting and permission-giving, while presenting boundaries that you can discuss with a partner if you have concerns. This is an easy to read, smart book with loads of information and advice. Sexual Intelligence is an important contribution to the field and to the reader.”
Paul Joannides
“If you read only one book on sex and relationships during your entire lifetime, this should be it. Dr. Klein confronts the problems that have plagued couples since the beginning of time with refreshingly simple and brilliant insight.”
Christopher Ryan
“Marty Klein’s is a calm voice of reason at the center of the storm raging around sex in America. His tolerant, informed approach to the unavoidable sexual difficulties we all face is a welcome antidote to the panic and ignorance clouding public discussion and private understanding.”
Harriet Lerner
“Sexual Intelligence will help you fire the sex cops who have set up roadblocks in your head, and replace them with some good ideas to ponder and put into action. Dr.Klein has truly given us a helpful guide to authentic sexual satisfaction.”

Meet the Author

Marty Klein, Ph.D. has been a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist for more than thirty years. A former contributing editor to The New Physician, American Baby, and Modern Bride, he has written for Mademoiselle, Men’s Journal, Parents, and Playboy, as well as PsychologyToday.com and AlterNet.org. A sought-after lecturer and courtroom expert, Klein has been quoted in Newsweek, The New Yorker, and the New York Times. He has appeared on TV shows including 20/20, Nightline, and Penn & Teller. Klein lives in Palo Alto, California.

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Sexual Intelligence: What We Really Want from Sex--And How to Get It 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Romar7906 More than 1 year ago
This book could be helpful to people of any age. However, as one gets older, it provides a different way to look at our sexuality. It would help younger folks develop a healthier view of their sexuality as well. I would recommend this book to anyone, whether they think that they have an issue with their sexuality or not. It is very well written and easy to comprehend! Thanks Marty!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book with interesting views of how many of us can get hung up on what "normal" sex really means. The book wasn't quite what I expected, though, based on the title. There were some chapters that I could have done without, that dealt with pretty significant dysfunction and, dare I say, some sexual acts that most of society would likely view as "abnormal".