The G – Spot and Other Discoveries About Human Sexuality
by Beverly Whipple, PhD, Alice Ladas, EdD and John Perry, PhD
- “The groundbreaking New York Times bestseller that combines the science of sexual function with the study of sexual satisfaction.”
- “Timeless…Read it and learn how to access and experience this most natural and uniquely feminine pleasure.”
The Elusive Orgasm: A Woman’s Guide to Why She Can’t and How She Can Orgasm
by Vivienne Cass, PhD
- “The best book, hands down, for women whose orgasms play hard-to-get.” Identifies women’s orgasm difficulties and offers advice on how to overcome them.”
The Heart and Soul of Sex: Making the ISIS Connection
by Gina Ogden, PhD
- “To read this book is to remember and reawaken to the melody of the life force that both created and sustains our bodies and our life.”
- “Redefines female sexuality, letting us discover our own brand of sexual pleasure… a holistic, non-performance-based model for women…re-awakening our sexual spirits…”
My Rights to Intimacy and Pleasure
(from “The Heart and Soul of Sex” by Gina Ogden)
- I have a right to my own body and all its sensations, including pleasure and pain.
- I have a right to think my own thoughts, whatever they may be.
- I have a right to feel the full range of my emotions—excitement, joy and anger, sorrow and depression, love and fear—whether or not my feeling them is acceptable to others.
- I have a right to acknowledge my memories, whether they are memories of delight or abuse, and to base present relationship decisions on them.
- I have a right to be—or not to be—a sexual person at all ages and stages of my life, and a right to choose how I define what I mean by sexuality.
- I have a right to expect that my partner respect my body, thoughts and feelings, and general well-being, and a right to insist on respect, if necessary.
- I have a right to ask for what I want.
- I have a right to say no to any sexual encounter that feels unsatisfying or threatening—physically, emotionally, spiritually, or sexually.
- I have a right to say yes to pleasure that is physically, emotionally, spiritually, and sexually safe.
- I have a right to feel good about saying both yes and no.
Journeys by Heart: A Christology of Erotic Power
by Rita N.Brock
- “An emotionally provocative book; a revisioning of Christianity, it stretches traditional concepts and sheds new light on the fact that through our acts of love and lovelessness we create each other.”
- “What I find most powerful in this book’s approach to the gospel is its emphasis on the need to break out of death-dealing, hierarchical patterns of life in our families and communities.”
Transcendent Sex: When Lovemaking Opens the Veil
by Jenny Wade, PhD
- “What could be better than sex? How about lovemaking that sweeps people into new realities, producing altered states of consciousness a thousand times more powerful than the most earth-shattering orgasm? Lovemaking so spectacular that it truly is a religious experience.”
Private Thoughts: Exploring the Power of Women’s Sexual Fantasies
by Wendy Maltz, M.S.W. and Suzie Boss
- “At last, a wonderful and important book that reveals the full power of women’s sexual imagination—to play, to excite, to heal.”
- “Private Thoughts teaches women to listen to our deepest longings…encourages us to know ourselves, deeply and passionately…”
Because It Feels Good: A Woman’s Guide to Sexual Pleasure and Satisfaction
by Debby Herbenick, PhD
- “Loving your body isn’t just about looking good—it’s about feeling good. This book humorously and directly demystifies the path to personal pleasure in a way that every woman can understand.”
“[This book] offers a wealth of basics for anyone returning to or embarking on what America has demonized far too long: sex for the sake of pleasure.”
Women Who Love Sex: Ordinary Women Describe Their Paths to Pleasure, Intimacy, and Ecstasy
by Gina Ogden, PhD
- “This book explores a whole new landscape: the sexuality and sensuality of healthy women on their own terms. You will find inspiration and affirmation in this book… Opinionated, articulate, and uninhibited.”
The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse
by Wendy Maltz, M.S.W.
- “Men and women who have despaired that their sex lives would never change will find hope and answers in this friendly, encouraging, and essential guide.”
Sex Matters for Women: A Complete Guide to Taking Care of Your Sexual Self
by Sallie Foley, M.S.W, Sally Kope, M.S.W. and Dennis Sprague, PhD
- “This is a book you can trust. The authors obviously know and care a great deal about helping women have fulfilling sex lives… The most comprehensive book on women’s sexual health I have ever read.”
The Art of Sexual Ecstasy: The Path of Sacred Sexuality for Western Lovers
by Margo Anand
- “The most comprehensive and clearly written work on contemporary Tantric Sex. An exceptional detailed program for both the beginner and the advanced practitioner.”
Becoming Orgasmic: A Sexual and Personal Growth Program for Women
by Julia Heiman, PhD and Joseph Lopiccolo PhD
- “If you have any inhibitions about sex or want to enhance the pleasure you get from sex, this revised and expanded edition is for you… Whether you’re married, separated, divorced or widowed; under 30 or over 60 or somewhere in between; the program presented within these pages will help you feel comfortable with yourself and your ideas about sex.”
The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis
- “Through moving first-person narratives, this book illustrates how to come to terms with the past and work constructively towards the future… Compassionate and supportive… New help for today’s survivors!”
Dr. Sprinkle’s Spectacular Sex: Make Over Your Love Life with One of the World’s Great Sex Experts
by Annie Sprinkle, PhD
- “Annie Sprinkle has been there, done that, and her advice is enlightening and to the point. I know of no better guide to having good sex… This book is a high-spirited “Joy of Sex” for the third millennium; keep it by your bed as a ready reference—your partner’s sure to love it too!”
Women’s Sexualities: Generations of Women Share Intimate Secrets of Sexual Self-Acceptance
by Carol Ellison, PhD
- “Drawing on the experiences of over 2,600 women, this book is designed to enhance your lovemaking skills and deepen your knowledge and acceptance of your sexual self… a gentle, hopeful, and safe guide to the varieties of sexual pleasure that increase women’s health and self-esteem at any age.”
The Art of Sex Coaching: Expanding Your Practice
by Patti Britton
- “Groundbreaking and courageous! This book will help make ‘sex coaching’ a household term. A valuable resource for life coaches, clinicians, and advanced practitioners alike.”
For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Sexual Dysfunction and Reclaiming Your Sex Life
by Jennifer Berman, MD and Laura Berman, PhD
- “Full of crucial new information about female sexual response… how female anatomy and sexual response really works… how to talk with your partner…your doctor…resources and helpful techniques from true experts in the field…”
Satin Sheet Lover In a Plastic Bag World
by Gitane, PhD
- “Written by a sex therapist, this short book of quite insightful homilies gives many intuitive ideas towards a better sexual connection.”
The Joy of Sex: A Gourmet Guide to Love Making
edited by Alex Comfort, PhD
- Review copy only—not lent out. This wonderful “cookbook” of sensuality is strongly suggested reading to be purchased at your local bookstore.