sexual health

If you think sexual and spiritual bliss can't be found in today's fast-paced world, you haven't experienced Urban Tantra. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Urban Tantra, acclaimed sex educator Barbara Carrellas radically updates the ancient practice of Tantra for modern sexual explorers desiring to discover new frontiers. With a juicy mix of erotic how-to and heart-centered spiritual wisdom, this updated edition includes a brand-new introduction, up-to-date references and resources, a new take on the possibilities and responsibilities of Tantra in today’s world, plus new and cutting-edge information to reach an expanded community—added information on multi-partner play, more intersections for Tantra and BDSM, practices for asexuals and aromantics, expanded practices for trans and gender nonconforming people, and more. 


With more than one hundred easy-to-follow techniques for expanded orgasmic states and solo and partner play (as well as more adventurous practices), this in-depth guide reveals the delicious worlds of ecstasy available to all, no matter one's gender, sexual preference, or erotic tastes. Urban Tantra expands the notions of pleasure and opens new heights of intimacy and sexual fulfillment.

Making Peace with Herpes is the most thought-provoking and original book ever written on the subject of herpes. Christopher Scipio started off as a victim of the virus and transformed himself into one of the most experienced holistic practitioners who treats herpes in North America. He is an outspoken advocate of treatment without drug therapy". While it is a subject that many people would rather avoid, Scipio points out that 60% of the sexually active population in North America has either herpes simplex 1 or 2. "70% of the people who have it either don't know they have it, won't admit they have it or are not treating it," Scipio explains "For some people having herpes can make you feel like a leper. There are no public fundraisers or celebrity spokespersons championing the cause of herpes. In fact you would be hard-pressed to get anyone to admit in public that they have 'the gift.' " "The good news and the ironic news is that herpes is one of the easiest diseases to manage naturally. There is absolutely no need for drug-therapy for herpes. This book isn't just about how to have fewer outbreaks or how to stop having outbreaks; just doing that isn't enough to be healthy. This book is about holistically healing your herpes and living a healthy, happy and balanced life. Holistic health is about much more than making symptoms go away." Making Peace with Herpes is a must read for everyone. Whether you have herpes, are in a relationship with someone with herpes or you just want to educate yourself on the worlds fastest growing pandemic; it's a self-empowerment guide of the first order.

Using an inclusive, empowering approach, this book explains how every woman — heterosexual, lesbian, bisexual or solo — can add relish to sexual encounters and increase her pleasure through use of tantric methods. In a warm, knowledgeable tone, Christa Schulte explains all the basics of tantric sex, including how to become more body-aware, how to cultivate pleasure using all five senses and how to practice "Tara-tantra," a woman-centered tantric method of her own creation.

Exercises form the heart of the book and cover numerous practical strategies for helping women enhance their sensitivity, remove barriers to fulfilling experiences, and explore the spiritual dimension of their sexuality. Not only does Tantric Sex for Women show its readers how to expand and enhance sexual gratification, it promotes an attitude of remaining open to the many ecstasies of everyday life.

This book contains crucial information for women of every sexual orientation interested in fulfilling their sexual and sensual potential.

Is falling in love or lust just a matter of chemistry? We may think emotions rule our sex lives, but our hormones largely determine our physical attractions, drives, and behaviors. By understanding these hidden hormonal agendas, we can influence them in return and enjoy happier, more fulfilling lives and relationships, while fully appreciating the characteristic differences between the sexes.

Dr. Theresa Crenshaw, a renowned sex therapist, explains how body chemicals dictate our sexual peaks and cycles from adolescence to old age. The result of three decades of research that incorporates the most up-to-date findings, including the latest information on DHEA's potential health benefits, The Alchemy of Love and Lust is an eye-opening tour of key hormones and their link to moods, desires, and feelings in both men and women. Dr. Crenshaw shows how:




Hormones may be behind the phenomenon of "love at first sight" 

Couples can become addicted to each other through scent and touch 

A specific hormone may keep men from making commitments 

Menopause can actually be prevented -- while sexual pleasure is increased 

Sex hormones improve the quality of life and, in many cases, our longevity 

This first volume of Best Sex Writing of the Year features a number of significant bloggers and some of the most important stories of the past two years. Alexandria Goddard is the blogger who made the important connections in the historic Steubenville Rape Case; Epiphora is the most renowned and saucy sex toy reviewer who has legions of dedicated followers; Lux Alptraum has recently sold the wildly successful Fleshbot and taken an editorial position at Nerve. These contributors (and many others) know the words that sell online, and their presence in this collection will carry tremendous weight with readers. 

At the same time, this anthology features topics that have not received as much attention in previous editions. Jiz Lee raises exasperated hands to the ongoing ban of fisting in porn. Internationally acclaimed musician Ember Swift recounts her sexual appetites while she was pregnant. David Henry Sterry remembers his experience as a sex worker providing service to an 82-year-old woman. People -- including those beyond the sex community -- are learning to consider sex from many different angles, and this collection covers a great number of them.

This book shows how new scientific understandings of the brain and nervous system can guide us in creating expanded sexual happiness. With accessible theory, real-life stories, and over 100 evidence-based practices, you will learn to: • unwind the effects of trauma and neglect, and feel safer in your skin • use neuroplasticity to feel more pleasure • create a ‘sexual happiness feedback loop’ with your own neurochemistry • integrate body, mind, spirit and emotions • understand genital anatomy and sexual reflexes • rewire relationship patterns • cultivate and communicate desires • feel more excited arousal and relaxed enjoyment • explore the science of sex and spirit

Stuck in a rut? Feeling adventurous? Moderately flexible? Spice up your sex life by luring your partner out of the bedroom! 

There's a saying: Everyone remembers their first, and everyone remembers their worst. And there should definitely be some special moments in between. That's where 101 Places to Have Sex Before You Die comes into play. This fun, portable workbook provides a list of everyday places where venturesome people can have sex -- without too much difficulty. Each location features: 

- a difficulty rating (cakewalk to sexperts only) 

- helpful icons to indicate certain hazards or special considerations for each place (for instance, if there's a chance you might get arrested; if there are time constraints; if there's a risk of embarrassment; if any special equipment is needed, etc.) 

- a box to check once you've successfully completed the deed 

- a place to mark whether or not it's worth a repeat performance 

Whether you're feeling romantic, adventurous, sporty, lazy, or just plain naughty, 101 Places to Have Sex Before You Die is a must-have for anyone who enjoys a good roll in the hay (or on a floating dock, or even in the reptile house at the zoo).

Keep him begging for more . . . 
 
It’s nothing to be ashamed of.  When it comes to performing oral sex, most people fall somewhere between fumbling and clueless. But now, in Blow Him Away you’ll find practical, easy-to-master techniques that will give you the confidence and skills you need to become an expert in the delicate art of fellatio.
 
Inside you’ll find:

• Exercises to whip your tongue, lips, and jaw into shape so you can perform with exquisite control. 
• An anatomy class you need to pass. 
• Sensual kisses to get you both ready for the main event. 
• No-nonsense instructions for how to perform sensational oral sex, blow-by-blow. 
• Advice on how to keep your mind from spoiling your head. 
• Advanced techniques to wake up the neighbors. 
• Positions that will make his knees melt. 
 

" V Is for Vagina answers more questions about your vagina, more conditions it might suffer from and more ways to obtain pleasure from it than you ever thought to ask. It's a thorough - very thorough - examination of your friend and mine, the vagina." 
- Isadora Alman, MFT 
Breaking the mold on women's health guides, V Is for Vagina tells you the good, bad and time-for-a-trip-to-the-pharmacy truths. Covering everything from STDs and daily care to getting Brazilians and giving birth, this frank and funny guide will help every woman keep her lady flower happy and healthy.
Featuring the most up-to-date, medically sound views on every V-jay related issue in a handy A–Z format, including:
H is for Hormones The real scoop on hot flashes, libidos and everything in between
O is for Orgasm Everything you ever wanted to know about The Big O (how to give 'em, get 'em and make them even more intense)
P is for Pap What's really going on during your annual exam and what you should never be afraid to ask your doctor
T is for Toys How to pick the most fun new accessories

More than ever before, women everywhere are devouring the hottest stories from behind closed doors, tales of sexual encounters designed to create new frissons of excitement with each turn of the page. But the fantasies in this book aren’t fiction. They are the real erotic imaginings of real women . . . and nothing is more exciting than that. 

Nancy Friday, whose collections of women’s sexual fantasies include My Secret Garden and Forbidden Flowers, offers up “a smorgasbord of sensual scenarios” (New Women) in this explicit New York Times bestseller that puts women in control of their sexual destinies. Nearly two hundred women contributed, in their own uncensored words and through interviews with the author, the shocking, daring, amusing, untamed, and pulse-pounding imaginings that turn them on the most. “The fantasies are fascinating,” raves Esquire magazine, no doubt because unlike anything any novel could ever truly capture, they allow open access to what women really desire.

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