Daddy Lover God: a sacred intimate journey

Daddy Lover God: a sacred intimate journey

by Don Shewey
Daddy Lover God: a sacred intimate journey

Daddy Lover God: a sacred intimate journey

by Don Shewey


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The goal of sacred intimacy is to facilitate self-knowledge through erotic pleasure. Sacred intimates approach sexuality with the understanding that it's related to spirituality. They help people identify, embrace, and practice desire as holy, to see sexual embodiment as an expression of the soul. They hold the body as sacred and view erotic energy as a crucial component of human life and spiritual health. Their primary intention is that of healing -- not just addressing the wounds to the spirit and the flesh caused by sexual abuse, addiction, or disease but also acknowledging that the fun and the pleasure, the vitality and the divine mystery of sex have nourishing properties in and of themselves.

Inspired by the visionary teachings of Joseph Kramer and the Body Electric School, Don Shewey shares his journey of building a sacred intimate practice and cultivating the capacity to treat each client as a combination of Daddy, lover, and God. This unvarnished account of his unfolding discoveries will be both illuminating and validating to past, present, and future practitioners, to seekers of sexual healing, or simply to sentient beings with an interest in the varieties of human sexual experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732134430
Publisher: Joybody Books
Publication date: 06/27/2023
Pages: 402
Sales rank: 92,122
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Don Shewey is a writer, therapist, and pleasure activist in New York City. As a journalist and critic, he has published three books about theater and written hundreds of articles for the New York Times, the Village Voice, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and other publications. He has chronicled his psycho-sexual-spiritual adventures in essays that have been included in numerous anthologies, including The Politics of Manhood, Best of the Best Gay Erotica, The Queerest Art: Essays on Gay and Lesbian Theater, and Men Like Us: the GMHC Guide to Gay Men's Sexual, Physical, and Emotional Well-Being. His most recent book is The Paradox of Porn: Notes on Gay Male Sexual Culture. He is a New York state-licensed psychotherapist whose private practice specializes in sex and intimacy coaching ( In 2018 he completed training at California Institute for Integral Studies in psychedelics- assisted psychotherapy. His work as a teacher and community health activist revolves around healing through pleasure, adult sex education, and grounded daily spiritual practice. He is active on social media and maintains two blogs, Another Eye Opens (cultural commentary) and Food for the Joy Body (smart thinking about sex, intimacy, and life in a body). An archive of his writing is available online at
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