Healing Sex is the encouraging, sex-positive guide for all women survivors of sexual assault - heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian, coupled, and single - who want to delight in their own sexuality. While most books on the topic broach sexuality to reassure women that it's all right to say ''no'' to unwanted sex, Healing Sex encourages women to learn how to say ''yes'' - to their own desires and on their own terms
The first encouraging, sex-positive guide for all women survivors of sexual assault -- heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian, coupled, and single -- who want to reclaim their sex lives. While most books on the topic broach sexuality only to reassure women that it is all right to say "no” to unwanted sex, Healing Sex encourages women to learn how to say "yes” -- to their own desires and on their own terms. This mind-body approach to healing from sexual trauma was created by Staci Haines, who has been educating in the area of sexual abuse, sex education, and somatic healing for over 15 years. Her techniques are ideal for anyone looking for a new way to heal from trauma, beyond traditional talk therapy.
The first encouraging, sex-positive guide for all women survivors of sexual assault — heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian, coupled, and single — who want to reclaim their sex lives. While most books on the topic broach sexuality only to reassure women that it is all right to say “no” to unwanted sex, Healing Sex encourages women to learn how to say “yes” — to their own desires and on their own terms. This mind-body approach to healing from sexual trauma was created by Staci Haines, who has been educating in the area of sexual abuse, sex education, and somatic healing for over 15 years. Her techniques are ideal for anyone looking for a new way to heal from trauma, beyond traditional talk therapy.
Healing Painful Sex covers the following symptoms and conditions: Pelvic floor dysfunctionVulvodynia, pudendal nerve pain, and clitorodyniaPelvic organ problems, endometriosis, painful bladder, and irritable bowelSkin disorders, such as lichen sclerosisHormonal, surgical, and post-cancer causes of sexual pain Millions of women suffer from sexual and pelvic pain in America today, yet it is frequently misdiagnosed?or not diagnosed at all.In Healing Painful Sex, Deborah Coady, MD and Nancy Fish use their combined professional expertise as a doctor and therapist who specialize in sexual pain to provide readers with an understanding of its many causes and how to treat them, from both a physical and psychological standpoint. Organized into three parts?naming the problem, getting a diagnosis, and overcoming pain?Healing Painful Sex includes medical checklists, illustrations, vignettes based on interviews with women and their healthcare professionals, treatment options, and guidance for moving forward after healing. Coady and Fish speak honestly and directly to sexual pain sufferers' experiences, helping them address the problem of chronic pain, understand and prevent misdiagnoses, define medical terms and conditions, and regain sexual joy. Comprehensive, multi-dimensional, and deeply insightful, Healing Painful Sex offers women the tools to successfully take on the many challenges of sexual pain and move toward a healthy, happy future.
In this warm and insightful book (formerly titled Sexual Healing), Barbara Keesling describes the many benefits of a healthy sex life, teaches readers how to recognize a healing partner, and demonstrates how to introduce sexual healing into a relationship at any stage. Packed with intimate exercises that can be practiced with a partner or alone, the book eases performance pressure and encourages readers to explore how touch and arousal can improve all areas of life.
This widely esteemed, comprehensive guide helps survivors of sexual abuse heal from the past, improve relationships, and discover the joys of sexual intimacy. Wendy Maltz sensitively takes readers step-by-step through the recovery process, integrating expert advice with groundbreaking exercises, proven techniques, and first-person accounts of women and men at every stage of sexual healing. This compassionate resource can help you to: Identify the sexual effects of sexual abuse Eliminate negative sexual behavior and resolve specific problems Gain control over upsetting automatic reactions to touch and sex Develop a healthy sexual self-concept
"The trauma of sexual shame has widespread implications not just for individuals but also for institutions, communities, and even churches. This book provides pastors and congregational leaders with the tools to identify the assumptions, behaviors, and structures that promote, while masking, sexual shame and to begin healing sexual shame both individually and corporately. Questions for reflection are included at the end of each chapter, making this an ideal book for both private use and group discussion"-- BACK COVER.
"A guide to every known sexual problem and all possible treatments, both new and experimental, with over 125 exercises to heal specific problems as well as maintain an intimate bond in relationships"--Provided by publisher.
Provides Westerners with a step-by-step, tastefully illustrated, practical introduction to the ancient Chinese art of sexual dual cultivation.
Sex does more than make you feel good. It improves your health, helps you communicate more effectively, and raises your self-esteem. Sex can heal in the following ways: Relieving symptoms of arthritis, insomnia, chronic pain, muscular tension and mood swings Recharging your sexual batteries with flirting and fantasy Helping you enjoy a satisfying sex life, even if you're chronically ill or disabled Adding spontaneity to your relationships Communicating your desires without hurt feelings Intimacy is bigger than what happens in the bedroom. This book will help you unlock your sexual potential.
“Mark has eloquently unraveled the mystery behind addictive behavior: when our relationships are not alive and growing, the temptation for various kinds of addictions is unleashed..”—Dr. Gary Smalley With today’s rampant availability of Internet pornography, sexual addiction has become a national epidemic that affects up to 10 percent of Christians. As devastating as any drug habit, it brings heartbreak and despair to those it entangles. But there is help for men and women caught in sexual addiction’s downward spiral. This book offers a path that leads beyond compulsive thoughts and behaviors to healing and transformation. Sensitive to the shame of sexual addiction without minimizing its sinfulness, Dr. Mark Laaser traces the roots of the problem, discusses its patterns and impact, and maps out a biblical approach to self-control and sexual integrity. Previously titled Faithful and True, this revision includes an all-new section that deals with sexual addiction in the church. Other important changes reflect cultural trends, incorporate current research, and place a greater emphasis on spiritual growth. This book also addresses the unique needs and issues of female sex addicts. Whether you know someone with a sexual addiction or struggle yourself, Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction points the way to understanding, wholeness, and holiness.
Offers strategies for women with low libidos to help overcome the emotional, physical, and mental obstacles that are affecting passion and intimacy in their marriages.
Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing is a ground-breaking resource that explores the “why” behind self-destructive sexual choices. The book is based on research from over 3,800 men and women seeking freedom from unwanted sexual behavior, be that the use of pornography, an affair, or buying sex. Jay Stringer’s (M.Div, MA, LMHC) original research found that unwanted sexual behavior can be both shaped by and predicted based on the parts of our story—past and present—that remain unaddressed. When we pay attention to our unwanted sexual desires and identify the unique reasons that trigger them, the path of healing is revealed. Although many of us feel ashamed and unwanted after years of sexual brokenness, the book invites the reader to see that behavior as the very location God can most powerfully work in their lives. Counselors, pastors, and accountability partners of those who experience sexual shame will also find in this book the deep spiritual and psychological guidance they need to effectively minister to the sexually broken around them.
Sacred Sexual Healing: The SHAMAN Method of Sex Magic blows the bedroom doors off an underground Tantra revolution, exposing the work of the modern Daka and Dakini and making available practical, sacred sexual secrets. In a clear, down-to-earth voice, we offer dozens of exercises to: * Experience your body as a temple * Release guilt, shame and fear about sex * Increase your orgasmic potential * Get your needs met in relationship * Direct your sexual power to manifest your deepest desires. Women may re-discover their libido, relieve pain during intercourse and connect to their sexual intuition. Men will eliminate fear of intimacy, cure performance anxiety, and learn to sexually satisfy a woman. The intention of this book is to heal the greatest collective wound on the planet: the separation between Sex and Spirit.
The digital revolution has ushered in a series of sexual revolutions, all contributing to a perfect storm for modern relationships. Online dating, social media, internet pornography, and the phenomenon of the smartphone generation have created an avalanche of change with far-reaching consequences for sexuality today. The church has struggled to address this new moral ecology because it has focused on clarity of belief rather than quality of formation. The real challenge for spiritual formation lies in addressing the underlying moral intuitions we carry subconsciously, which are shaped by the convictions of our age. In this book, a fresh new voice offers a persuasive Christian vision of sex and relationships, calling young adults to faithful discipleship in a hypersexualized world. Drawing from his pastoral experience with young people and from cutting-edge research across multiple disciplines, Jonathan Grant helps Christian leaders understand the cultural forces that make the church's teaching on sex and relationships ineffective in the lives of today's young adults. He also sets forth pastoral strategies for addressing the underlying fault lines in modern sexuality.
Describes how the lives of the saints can provide comfort and inspiration during a journey of spiritual healing after childhood sexual abuse.
The statistics are jarring. One in four women and one in six men have been sexually assaulted. But as sobering as these statistics are, they can’t begin to speak to the darkness and grief experienced by the victims. The church needs compassionate and wise resources to care for those living in the wake of this evil. Other books attempt to address the journey from shame to healing for victims of sexual abuse, but few are from a Christian perspective and written for both child and adult victims. In Rid of My Disgrace, a couple experienced in counseling and care for victims of sexual assault present the gospel in its power to heal the broken and restore the disgraced. Justin and Lindsey Holcomb present a clear definition of sexual assault and outline a biblical approach for moving from destruction to redemption. Rid of My Disgrace applies a theology of redemption to the grief, shame, and sense of defilement victims experience. This book is primarily written for them, but can also equip pastors, ministry staff, and others to respond compassionately to those who have been assaulted. Part of the Re:Lit series.
- Contains study sections for individuals and small groups - From an author who has been redeemed from a lifestyle of sexual addiction and transformed by the grace of God, finding both healing and forgiveness - Written in a humble, transparent tone - Root Sources for Improper Sexual Development - Pornography - Voyeurism and Exhibitionism - A Comprehensive Game Plan for Sexual Healing
Are you ready for the heat? Two of the hottest erotica authors team up to deliver a sensually heated tome of dangerous seduction and sinful desire, where lust, lies, and forbidden pleasures lure you to the edge of your seats, leaving you hanging on until the last steamy page. Smooth-talking, twenty-nine-year-old Cruze Fontaine is tall, dark, and dreamy-eyed. Chiseled to perfection, the six-foot-four self-made millionaire is every woman’s dream. With a reputation of giving toe-curling orgasms, this sex addict has a personal harem of vixens at his fingertips to satisfy his sexual appetite. But, after all the sweet nothings have been whispered and the shuddering climaxes are over, the salacious playboy finds himself yearning for something more. But what happens when fate and wanton lust lands him in bed with someone just as emotionally detached and cunning as he? Meet thirty-two-year old Arabia Knight. Runway ready and always fabulous, this beauty knows that the way to a man’s wallet is through his libido. And this well-kept, materialistic diva is no stranger to turning on the charm, then luring her next big score into her web of seduction since the bigger the bank account, the greater the rewards. The problem is, none of her middle-aged, wealthy benefactors fulfill her erotic yearnings, leaving her starved for someone with the sexual prowess she craves. But, as the saying goes: “Be careful what you wish for...” And Arabia gets more than she could have ever imagined after a chance encounter with the enigmatic Cruze Fontaine. One night of animalistic pleasure unleashes her deepest, darkest desires, and sets off a chain of fiery events that leave them both breathless. With each having something to prove and everything to lose, Cruze and Arabia fight to defy the urgings of their hearts. But as temperatures rise and desires ignite, the two lovers quickly find themselves unraveling with want, and both learn that complete surrender can lead to unexpected love.
Nothing destroys trust like sexual betrayal. Beyond broken vows, a woman who discovers that the man she loves has been viewing pornography or having an affair must deal with devastating blows to her self-image and self-worth. She must grapple with the fact that the man she thought she knew has lied and deceived her. She may even bear the brunt of shame and judgment when the people around her find out. Drawing from her experience both as a marriage and family therapist and a woman who personally experienced the devastation of sexual betrayal, Dr. Sheri Keffer walks women impacted by betrayal through the pain and toward recovery. She explains how the trauma of betrayal affects our minds, bodies, spirits, and sexuality. She offers practical tools for dealing with emotional triggers and helps women understand the realities of sexual addiction. And she shows women how to practice self-care, develop healthy boundaries, protect themselves from abuse or manipulation, and find freedom from the burden of shame and guilt.