Wanting Sex Again: How to Rediscover Your Desire and Heal a Sexless Marriage [NOOK Book]

Overview

“I never want to have sex again.”



If you feel like sex just isn’t worth the effort, you’re not alone. Forty million American women are frustrated by their lack of sexual passion. They know something’s missing—and their husbands know ...
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Overview

“I never want to have sex again.”



If you feel like sex just isn’t worth the effort, you’re not alone. Forty million American women are frustrated by their lack of sexual passion. They know something’s missing—and their husbands know it, too—but the emotional, physical, and mental obstacles to healthy desire can be a knot that seems too tangled to unravel.



Drawing on twenty years of clinical experience, Laurie Watson shows that it really is possible to restore the thrill of sex, using proven psychological methods and personal accounts from actual therapy sessions. Her strategies will:



• Offer a glimpse into the reality of other people’s bedrooms

• Address the sexual problems that can develop with life changes—from marriage to motherhood to menopause

• Uncover the hidden factors that impact desire—stress, cultural messages, emotional connection, chemical and hormonal challenges, physical appearance issues, and more

• Show how joyful, meaningful, satisfying sex can be yours again



Candid, practical, and much needed, this book can help you rediscover your sexual self or discover it for the first time. Instead of dreading bedtime, you can look forward to it again.  
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
For someone who pegs wedding cake as a kind of anti-aphrodisiac, sex therapist and Psychology Today blogger Watson is surprisingly optimistic—most sexless marriages, she asserts, “can be saved.” Always frank, Watson begins by debunking the common fear that one’s sex life is unusual, or that a marriage’s problems are unique; the loss of libido after “I do” is not an unusual problem, she argues, but in order to address it, both partners will need to put in a lot of effort, time, and honest communication. In broad strokes, Watson discusses individual and marital circumstances that can affect one’s sex drive—such as hormonal changes and having kids—while offering more detailed advice and practical bedroom tips. She tackles the “lusive” female orgasm, discusses how to negotiate expectations regarding foreplay, and explores how erotica, sex toys, and masturbation can be used to revivify one’s libido and bring a partner back into physical intimacy. She also delves into possible personal hangups, such as childhood misconceptions regarding sex and the difficulty of recovering from an affair. Though aimed at the fairer sex, men and women alike will find plenty of guidance in this compendium of expert advice and case studies. Agent: Stephany Evans, FinePrint Literary Management. (Dec.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101613535
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/4/2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 137,159
  • File size: 642 KB

Meet the Author

Laurie Watson is a sex therapist certified by the American Association of Sexual Educators, Counselors, and Therapists and a licensed couple’s therapist. She writes the “Married and Still Doing It” blog in Psychology Today’s online magazine, and frequently lectures at Duke University Medical School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and East Carolina University. 
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Table of Contents

Introduction: You're Not the Only One 1

1 Wedding Cake and Other Anti-Aphrodisiacs: Early Marital Problems 11

2 Tug-of-War: Getting the Right Closeness/Distance 31

3 The Big, Elusive O: Getting to Orgasm 50

4 Kiss What?! Conflicts over Specific Acts 72

5 The Chore Wars 89

6 It's All in Our Heads 109

7 Seduce Me Like You Mean It! 132

8 The Birds and the Bees: Effects of Childhood Messages 145

9 Making Peace with Aversion 167

10 Easy Prey No More 179

11 Too Sad for Sex 193

12 Don't Touch My Stomach 205

13 The Inevitable Big M 227

14 When Sex Hurts 251

15 Desperate Smoke Signals: I Can't Stand the Way We're Living 276

16 Tough Conversations and Conflicts 299

17 I Should Have Meant More to Him: Affair Recovery 316

18 When "No" Means "I Don't Love You Anymore" 334

Afterword 347

Notes 351

Bibliography 355

Index 361

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2013

    Therapy...

    This book reads like one of my therapy sessions. I'm curious to know if others seriously understood what they were purchasing.

    The short description given before you decide to purchase is completly misrepresentive of the book. I purchased this book so I could overcome my fear of making love with my husband again. This book does not and did not help me, it was a total waste of money, infact not only do I think I deserve a refund, but I think the author, publishing company, someone should be paying us to read this misguided self-help book.
    I hope that the author chooses not to grace the bookshelves with a sequel!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Laurie Watson is an incredible writer. Her book is factual and i

    Laurie Watson is an incredible writer. Her book is factual and interesting, and the cases that she uses gives a lot of insight into the problems that people face in marriage. I couldn't put the book down, and read through it in just 2 days. Even if you have no problems in your marriage, reading this will encourage you to cherish your own marriage. If you do have problems her no nonsense approach to solving problems will give you direction to work to solve any issues.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 18, 2014

    Laurie's writing tells personal stories of her clinical work. Un

    Laurie's writing tells personal stories of her clinical work. Unlike other works of literature in sex psychology, she writes with a very personal demeanor and not clinical at all. Her characters are interesting and the book is written in a way that could be personally attributed to myself. I would recommend this to anyone, with or without sexual intimacy problems. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2014

    This book is so helpful! The author makes the realities of marr

    This book is so helpful! The author makes the realities of marriage and sex understandable and she gives you hope that things can not only get better but be great. This book helped me understand the pursuer and distancer dance in marriages. There are great exercises at the end of each chapter. I like the subtitles for easy referencing and stopping points. I wish I had this book years ago and I wish more couples would read this early in their marriages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    I was very disappointed in the book all it was talking about was

    I was very disappointed in the book all it was talking about was therapy sessions with her patients very unrealistic and boring not much of a self help book. rating 1

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2013

    Ally to all guys

    Im 14, hrny, sexy, and tight! I want someone to fuq me!!! What book???

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2013

    Alexis

    Oh. :(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    Sophia to all

    Lesbians with fetishes description at lesbian fetish res.3 rp at res.2

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    There can be more then one sarah Daaaa

    Daaaaa

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    Sarah

    Being a se.xy bytch got hor.ny one day at school so naturaully she grabbed the new kid and threw him in the supply closet before he could respond she had taken off her shirt and bra revieling her nice size bo.obs and had her hand down his shorts he started to moan and he took off his shorts and boxers where she gave him a blow.job then she slidown her shorts revealing a hairy wet pu.s.sy which the new kid immediatly inserted his di.ck in it was a9inch and she moaned as he pum.ped her then she had a orga.nism and they fuqed for the rest of the day

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