The Book of Love

The Book of Love

by Laura Berman
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Overview

The Book of Love by Laura Berman

Let expert sex and relationship therapist Dr. Laura Berman teach you how to become connected and sexually satisfied with a useful mix of relationship and sex advice, including the best communication and listening approaches, how to talk about sexual needs, tips for creating romance, ways to seduce your partner, what sex positions and techniques to try to increase intimacy and build passion, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465402097
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 12/17/2012
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Laura Berman, PhD, is a bestselling author and renowned sex therapist, as well as America's leading expert in female sexual health. She is the founder and director of the Berman Center in Chicago, which specializes in sexual health and therapy, and assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and obstetrics/gynecology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.

Table of Contents

Putting love first 6

The connected couple

Your committed relationship 10

Intellectual compatibility 12

The art of chemistry 14

Past influences 16

Complementary roles 20

The communicating couple

Building trust 26

Emotional honesty 30

The art of communicating 34

Active listening 36

Expressing your needs 40

Discussing life goals 46

The stable couple

Cohabitating happily 52

Finding time together 56

Nurturing individual interests 60

The art of conquering jealousy 62

Beating stress 64

The art of fighting 68

Raising a family 70

Dealing with change 74

The intimate couple

Everyday romance 78

The art of thoughtfulness 82

Connecting through touch 84

Flitting 88

Dating 90

Getting away 92

Increasing desire 96

The art of seduction 100

Sensual rituals 102

The erotic couple

Sexual response and orgasm 110

The art of talking about sex 114

Masturbation 116

Foreplay 120

Erotic stroking 124

The art of orgasm 128

Manual sex 130

Oral sex 134

Tried-and-true positions 138

Becoming adventurous 146

Sex for your schedule 152

Introducing variety 160

The art of sexual creativity 168

Building passion 170

The adventurous couple

Sex toys 178

Shopping for sex toys 180

Love games 184

The art of erotic play 188

Sex outside the bedroom 190

Sharing fantasies 194

The art of fantasy 198

Role play 200

S&D and S&M 202

The long-term couple

Planning for the future 208

The art of longevity 212

Maintaining communication 214

Maintaining connection 216

Maintaining passion 218

The healthy couple

Personal care 222

Contraception 224

Practicing safer sex 226

Pregnancy 230

Identifying sexualproblems 232

Surviving an affair 236

Sex therapy 238

Restoring sexual confidence 240

Erogenous zones map 242

Conclusion 246

Resources 248

Index 252

Acknowledgments 256

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The Book of Love 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
crystalCA More than 1 year ago
The cover may look like a text book, but the inside is definitely not! Although the book is basic and has the mood of pop-psychology....it is a good book to inspire couples back to basics.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago