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

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According to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, 43 percent of American women are sexually dysfunctional: they don't desire sex or don't enjoy it. In The Return of Desire, Dr. Gina Ogden draws on decades of clinical experience as well as on her own sex research to understand this startling statistic and offer new approaches to reviving women's sexual desire and pleasure.

While there are several books available about the problem of low sex drive among women, Dr. Ogden resists the trend of seeing low libido as a primarily physiological problem. Instead of recommending pills or patches, Dr. Ogden takes a holistic perspective, helping readers to understand how mental and emotional patterns and relationship dynamics can stifle sexual desire--and how to help desire flow more freely. Low desire is the number one reason that women have come to Dr. Ogden for treatment, and in this book she shares the insights and exercises that she offers to her clients and at workshops around the country.

Readers learn:

How to assess where you are blocked sexually--is the problem primarily physical, emotional, mental, a problem with the relationship, or a combination of these elements?

How double messages from childhood and from the media (good girls don't but be desirable) can leave women deeply conflicted about sex

How to reconnect with your own personal sense of what is sexy and arousing

How dynamics in your relationship can enhance or reduce sexual desire

How to say yes to pleasure and passion on your own terms

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

This is much more than just a sex book. Its illuminating guidance for

transforming our whole lives-body, heart, mind, and spirit. Dr. Gina

Ogden invites readers to look beyond sexual performance (how much,

how many, how often) and offers engaging ways we can say yes to

pleasure on our own terms. She suggests wise and lively approaches for

overcoming roadblocks to intimacy, and encourages us to expand our

capacity for love, creativity, compassion, and sacred union.

Dr. Ogden has a distinguished career as a marriage and family

therapist and is an authoritative and passionate voice in the field of

womens sexuality. She draws on decades of clinical experience and her

pioneering survey of women and men all over America to combine the

latest research with scores of moving stories and useful exercises and

resources. The result is a smart, sophisticated, refreshing book.

Youll want to share it with your partner-and all your friends.

Youll discover innovative ways to:

* Open up to the four energies that spark desire

* Create heart-to-heart communication in your sexual

partnerships

* Transcend guilt, shame, and good-girls-dont messages

* Heal the sexual wounds of abuse, addiction, affairs, and low

self-esteem

* Enjoy sexual pleasure and joy throughout your lifespan-from

new love, to parenthood, and even into your golden years,

when desire can ripen, like fine wine.

About 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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ozzy85, July 19, 2010 (view all comments by ozzy85)
Right, so, can someone refer me to a book like this for men?. Am 25yrs old and some advice I could really do with...
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Elizabeth Larson, July 21, 2008 (view all comments by Elizabeth Larson)
Gina Ogden has written another good book, "The Return of Desire." I've just finished reading it. She explores the theory and practice of helping women in long-term relationships restore and/or maintain their erotic connection with their partners.

As a sex therapist, I have many clients who will benefit from her information and suggestions. I would also encourage other clinicians and educators to include this book in their basic reading.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781590303641
Author:
Ogden, Gina
Publisher:
Trumpeter
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Intimacy (psychology)
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Sexuality
Subject:
Couples.
Subject:
Women -- Sexual behavior.
Subject:
Psychology : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.95 x 5.91 x .6 in .7 lb

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Product details 224 pages Trumpeter - English 9781590303641 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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

"Synopsis" by , This is much more than just a sex book. Its illuminating guidance for

transforming our whole lives-body, heart, mind, and spirit. Dr. Gina

Ogden invites readers to look beyond sexual performance (how much,

how many, how often) and offers engaging ways we can say yes to

pleasure on our own terms. She suggests wise and lively approaches for

overcoming roadblocks to intimacy, and encourages us to expand our

capacity for love, creativity, compassion, and sacred union.

Dr. Ogden has a distinguished career as a marriage and family

therapist and is an authoritative and passionate voice in the field of

womens sexuality. She draws on decades of clinical experience and her

pioneering survey of women and men all over America to combine the

latest research with scores of moving stories and useful exercises and

resources. The result is a smart, sophisticated, refreshing book.

Youll want to share it with your partner-and all your friends.

Youll discover innovative ways to:

* Open up to the four energies that spark desire

* Create heart-to-heart communication in your sexual

partnerships

* Transcend guilt, shame, and good-girls-dont messages

* Heal the sexual wounds of abuse, addiction, affairs, and low

self-esteem

* Enjoy sexual pleasure and joy throughout your lifespan-from

new love, to parenthood, and even into your golden years,

when desire can ripen, like fine wine.

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