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

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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 ...

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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

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Editorial Reviews

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“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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590303641
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/15/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 332,406
  • 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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Table of Contents


Introduction: Refocusing the Conversation about Desire     vii
Discovering the Many Faces of Sexual Desire
Opening Yourself to Sexual Desire     3
The Four Energies That Spark Sexual Desire     13
What's "Normal"?     23
The Quest for Partnership     37
Menage a Moi     51
Why Women Say No to Sex-And How to Find Your Way Back to Yes
Losing Yourself in Your Partner     65
Are Men the Problem?     81
Bringing Up Baby     97
Beyond Monogamy     113
Living Curly in a Straight Culture     131
Abuse and Trauma     147
Expanding Your Beliefs about Sexual Desire
Sacred Union     169
What Women Want     183
Afterword: Like Fine Wine-When Desire Ripens with Age     191
The Extragenital Matrix     194
Suggested Readings (and Viewings)     196
Resources     203
Appreciations     206
Index     208
About the Author     214
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2014

    Hippie like

    This book was a reccomendation from a friend. I didn't care for it. There were some very valid points, and this lady obviously knows her stuff however I thought it would be more 'Christian' spiritual and not 'universal/mother nature' spiritual. This seems to place sex as an idol, not that it isn't important, it is a vital way to communicate with your spouse. I just don't like how she makes it out to be the center of everything, because it's not. I just had misplaced expectations and I should have read the sample first. It's not a bad book, but if you are looking for a Christ centered spiritual book about sex this is not it.

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  • Posted September 25, 2011

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    Sample & Real Book Not the Same?

    I just got done reading the 37 page sample & decided to buy the book. I sure hope it's not some scam because the book sounds pretty interesting, but... I just reopened the book and flipped pages to get back to page 37 where I left off and it's not where I left off anymore. I had to go all the way back to page 19 to get to the actual part I left off reading. Why the differences?

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