Wanting Sex Again: How to Rediscover Your Desire and Heal a Sexless Marriage, Berkley Trade, December 4, 2012
Do you feel like sex just isn’t worth the effort? You’re not alone; forty million American women are frustrated by their lack of sexual passion. They know something’s missing – and their husbands know it, too – but the emotional, physical, and mental obstacles to healthy desire can be a knot that seems too tangled to unravel.
Drawing on over twenty years of clinical experience, Laurie Watson shows that it really is possible to restore the thrill of sex by using proven psychological methods and personal accounts from actual therapy sessions. Her strategies will:
- Offer a glimpse into the reality of other people’s bedrooms
- Address the sexual problems that can develop with life changes – from marriage to motherhood to menopause
- Uncover the hidden factors that impact desire – stress, cultural messages, emotional connection, chemical and hormonal changes, physical appearance issues, and more
- Show how joyful, meaningful, satisfying sex can be yours again
Candid, practical, and much needed, this book can help you rediscover your sexual self or discover it for the first time. Instead of dreading bedtime, you can look forward to it again.
Laurie’s next book: Sex In-Between the Pursuer and the Distancer
Discover how the dynamics of closeness and distance govern how much sex you have, when you have sex, and how connected your partner seems during sex. Examine the Between space as a reality apart from each individual partner’s reality with its own rules, logic, and gravity. Look at how different sexual struggles are affected by the push and pull of the coupleship, even technique and orgasm, but more especially enjoyment, pleasure and connection. While Wanting Sex Again focuses on women with low libido, Sex In-Between targets each partner’s contribution to a lackluster sex life. Complicated scenarios of sexual dysfunction, love triangles, addiction, anger and apathy, fetishes and male and female sexual dysfunction interplay and get resolved in the Between space.
For married couples facing dilemmas of desire, Laurie Watson offers a blueprint for growing more personally conscious, trusting each other more, and reconnecting with the realm of sensual and sexual pleasure.
Gina Ogden, PhD, LMFT, author of The Return of Desire: Rediscovering Your Sexual Passion
I have read many books on this common problem. Rarely does one come along that’s as good as Wanting Sex Again. This book is beyond helpful. It works on so many different levels that I would recommend it for anyone in a long term relationship whether they are having desire problems or not. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Paul Joannides, PsyD, author of Guide to Getting It On
This book challenges women to not passively accept low desire but rather to identify possible barriers preventing them from experiencing their innate femininity with all its mysterious pleasure.
Deborah C. Neel, PhD, Licensed Psychologist/Certified Sex Therapist, author of The Celebration of Marriage Workbook
Low libido is a difficult, bedeviling problem for many women and couples. Laurie Watson has helped many women recover lost libido, and her book will help many more. Two thumbs up!
Michael Castleman, author of Great Sex