The Return of Desire: A Guide to Rediscovering Your Sexual Passion

The Return of Desire: A Guide to Rediscovering Your Sexual Passion

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by Gina Ogden
     
 

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Drawing on three decades of experience as a sex therapist and sex researcher, Dr. Gina Ogden shows you how to:

   • Open up to the four energies that spark desire
   • Create heart-to-heart communication with your partner
   • Transcend guilt, shame, and "good-girls-don't"

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Overview

Drawing on three decades of experience as a sex therapist and sex researcher, Dr. Gina Ogden shows you how to:

   • Open up to the four energies that spark desire
   • Create heart-to-heart communication with your partner
   • Transcend guilt, shame, and "good-girls-don't" messages
   • Help heal the sexual wounds of abuse, addiction, affairs, and low self-esteem
   • Enjoy sexual pleasure throughout your life span—from new love, to parenthood, and into your golden years

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This book is the prescription women need to finally come home to themselves and to the vital life force that is their sexual desire.”—Christiane Northrup, MD

“To read this book is to bask in the radiance of the wisest of sexual guides. Ogden gently and lovingly takes readers on a magnificent journey."—Ian Kerner, author of She Comes First and Passionista

“Gina Ogden probes the intricacies of female sexuality with subtle depth and understanding. I plan to recommend this book to any woman on her path to finding greater sexual self discovery and self acceptance, and ultimately ecstasy.”—Esther Perel, author of Mating in Captivity

“Engaging, accessible, well-researched, and full of wonderful anecdotes from women across the life span. A delightful invitation for all readers to explore the full range of our own desires.”—Judy Norsigian and Lynn Rosenbaum, for Our Bodies Ourselves

“Gina Ogden listens to women.  Her book lifts the language of desire from competition and dysfunction to caring, empathy, and a powerful new consciousness that expands our lives and our partnerships.”—Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and the Blade and The Real Wealth of Nations

“Ogden, a seasoned therapist, shares her considerable wisdom about rekindling sexual passion. No quick fixes promised but a thoughtful recognition and celebration of the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual dimensions of our sexuality.”—Sandra R. Leiblum, PhD, author of Getting the Sex You Want

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590303641
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
07/15/2008
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,155,663
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Gina Ogden, PhD, has had a distinguished career as a marriage and family therapist, sex therapist, teacher, researcher, and author. She is the author of several books, including Women Who Love Sex and The Heart and Soul of Sex, and has been a featured guest on numerous radio and television programs including Oprah. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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