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Women, Sex, Power and Pleasure: Getting the Life (and Sex) You Want

About the author:

    Evelyn Resh is a certified sexuality counselor with the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. She is also a certified nurse-midwife with over 20 years of experience as an integrative health and sexuality practitioner. In addition, she is a frequent speaker on the topic of sexual health and satisfaction to both professional and lay audiences. Her speaking style is equally known and appreciated for its thought-provoking contents as well as its warmth and humor. She is the author of The Secret Lives of Teen Girls: What Your Mother Wouldn’t Talk about but Your Daughter Needs to Know (Hay House, 2009).

About the book:

       Evelyn Resh takes an innovative approach to helping women create the lives—and sex lives—they want. With a funny and compassionate, yet tell-it-like-it-is style, she looks at the relationship between feeling powerful in life and accessing life’s pleasures, and their combined effect on sexual desire. Resh introduces six essential qualities that women must have to live healthfully, stating that when these are out of balance women seem to exist in lives devoid of pleasure, self-empowerment and sex.

       Once the six traits are laid out, Resh devotes the rest of the book to exploring how, when one or more of a woman’s markers of emotional well-being are off kilter, their reasons for avoiding sex mount exponentially. She looks at some of the most common excuses she’s heard over her many years as a sexuality counselor and outlines the specific imbalances that create this void of sexual desire and activity. With practical guidance, self-assessment questions, and stories from her practice and personal life, Resh explains to modern women how to regain their emotional wellness and live a powerful life that includes a steady relationship with pleasure and sexual satisfaction.

      This book is a must-read for all women. From housewives to sophisticated urban corporate types, from new moms to post-menopausal women—this book will help any woman who feels estranged from her sexual energy and a sense of empowerment, and deprived of pleasure, or who views sex as just another thing to tick off her overwhelming to-do list.