Women and Sex | Self Help

These books offer hope and healing to women who struggle with orgasm difficulties and the cruel reality of sexual pain. Here are programs of self care to help you free yourself of pain and discover the reality of pleasure in your body.

Recommended Sexual Self Help Books for Women

Becoming Orgasmic: A Sexual Growth Program for Women by Julia Heiman and Joseph LoPiccolo Becoming Orgasmic: A Sexual Growth Program for Women

This revised and expanded edition of Becoming Orgasmic provides a program designed to help anyone overcome the myriad of obstacles to complete sexual satisfaction. This is a personal and sensitively written book designed to make you feel good about your sexuality and yourself. 1987, Fireside

Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life

Emily Nagoski has written a fascinating book drawing together the strands of current research on Female Sexuality. She highlights the challenges of "being sex-positive in a sex-negative culture," and emphasizes the importance of context in understanding sexual interactions. Female sexuality is different from male sexuality and she helps the reader understand this in terms of physiology and brain science. Nagoski stresses that variability in sexual responsivity is normal and urges her readers to celebrate their uniqueness. She cites cutting-edge research to emphasize that the most important factor in sexual satisfaction is not technique or number of orgasms, but how you feel about it. This absorbing book is filled with down to earth wisdom and guidance based on the latest research. 2015, Simon & Schuster

The Elusive Orgasm by Vivienne Cass The Elusive Orgasm: A Woman's Guide to Why She Can't and How She Can Orgasm

The Elusive Orgasm provides a full overview of women's sexual pleasure, covering sexual triggers, stages of arousal, the power of mind, and how women differ from men. Dr. Vivienne Cass reveals all the causes of women's orgasm difficulties -- and how to remedy them, including step-by-step plans to help you and your partner. An extraordinarily thorough, all-inclusive exploration of every possible reason why women have orgasm challenges, The Elusive Orgasm gives you the tools to discover the source of your own orgasm difficulties, along with straightforward remedies. 2007, Da Capo Press

Ending Female Pain, A Woman's Manual Ending Female Pain, A Woman's Manual: The Ultimate Self-Help Guide for Women Suffering From Chronic Pelvic and Sexual Pain

Isa Herrera, a New York physiotherapist, has written the quintessential self help book for women suffering from chronic pelvic and sexual pain. The book fuses yoga, Pilates, internal massage, scar therapy, visualizations, and vulva self-care, ensuring there is something for every woman who has suffered long enough with sexual, pelvic, or scar pain. 2014, Expanded 2nd Edition, Duplex Publishing

Guide to Getting it On, Sixth Edition The Guide to Getting it On

This comprehensive "how to" book on sex is entertaining, honest and enlightening. It is written in a casual style and filled with enjoyable quotes from real couples and sex therapists. Beautiful line drawings illustrate the chapters which also include a great deal of information on sexuality as a cultural phenomenon. Particularly useful for heterosexual couples. 2012, Goofy Foot Press, 7th edition

The Heart and Soul of Sex: Making the ISIS Connection by Gina Ogden The Heart and Soul of Sex: Making the ISIS Connection

Based on a landmark sex survey, researcher and sex therapist Ogden found "the language of spiritual experience comes closest to expressing the fullness of our sexual response, for it is the language of connection and ecstasy." The book guides the reader on a path to her sexual "center" where healing, ecstasy and transformation occur. 2006, Trumpeter
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Sex For One: The Joy of Self-Loving by Betty Dodson Sex For One: The Joy of Self-Loving

For more than twenty years Betty Dodson has been dedicated to taking the shame out of masturbation, showing it to be a healthy form of sexual expression. With warmth and intelligence and informative line drawings, Dodson explains how anyone can learn to fully enjoy the pleasures of self-love, pointing out that masturbation is still the safest sex. 1996, Crown

Slow Sex Slow Sex: The Art and Craft of the Female Orgasm

The truth is: Most women do not have satisfying sex lives. Slow Sex can change that. This life-altering guide teaches men and women how to use the practice of Orgasmic Meditation to slow down, connect emotionally, and achieve authentic female sexual satisfaction. The promise: In just fifteen minutes every woman can become orgasmic. And, with the right partner and the right technique, that orgasm could last and last! This book is the argument for daily intimacy, and for paying attention as the foundation of pleasure, all with a focus on the female experience. 2011, Grand Central Life & Style

Women's Anatomy of Arousal: Secret Maps to Buried Pleasure by Sheri Winston Women's Anatomy of Arousal: Secret Maps to Buried Pleasure

In this Information Age, you'd think we know everything about female genitalia. But we don't! Women, their lovers and even medical professionals are missing essential information about how to turn a woman on ... completely. The result: women must discover their sexual potential without accurate guides. In this groundbreaking book, medical professional and sex educator Sheri Winston presents the first-ever comprehensive, accurate, integrated picture of what's "down there." This fun, sexy guide combines lost knowledge with ancient and modern sexuality information, and illuminates every woman's secret paths to fabulous, orgasmically abundant sex. AASECT Book of the Year 2010
2010, Mango Garden Press

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