Sensation

Adventures in Sex, Love and Laughter

Author: Isabel Losada

Publisher: Watkins

ISBN: 1786781093

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 276

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“Nakedly frank and frankly nakedly necessary” – Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller In a world where young girls are having sex they don’t want in order to please boys they don’t like; where men take more pleasure on internet sites than in their own lovers and the pressure is constantly on to be having great, “red hot” sex all the time; where even Caitlin Moran admits she baulks at using the word “masturbation”, this is essential reading. On behalf of all women, Isabel sets out – slightly terrified – to put herself through a series of workshops that explore sex. She journeys through the first international conference of clitoral stroking, is informed of eleven different forms of orgasm – ten of which she hasn’t had – endures NHS Kegel exercises and mystical sensations with tantric masters. Full of astonishing insights and “oh my god” moments, irreverent yet open minded, Sensation is also moving and ultimately illuminating. For anyone who has ever been tempted dip their toes in the deep waters of sexual exploration, Isabel Losada plunges you straight in. In the way that Cathy Rentzenbrink and Matt Haig have brought the conversations about bereavement and depression respectively into the open, Isobel Losada’s Sensation will do the same for sex, pleasure and relationships. The Body is Designed for Pleasure “Candid, thought-provoking, sassy and very, very funny.” Mick Brown, Daily Telegraph
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Sensation

Adventures in Sex, Love & Laughter

Author: Isabel Losada

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1786781093

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 276

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Bestselling author Isabel Losada brings her unique blend of humour, curiosity and honesty to the still-taboo subject of sexuality. This is a brave, funny and often vulnerable quest to find out how we can make our sex life blissful. On behalf of all women, slightly terrified, she begins with a woman’s workshop where she has to get naked. From here, Isabel journeys through the first international conference of clitoral stroking, is informed of eleven different forms of orgasm - ten of which she hasn’t had, endures NHS Kegal exercises and mystical sensations with tantric masters. Irreverent yet open-minded, ‘Sensation’ is both moving and challenging. For anyone who has ever been tempted to dip their toes in the deep waters of sexual exploration, Isabel Losada plunges you straight in.
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Slow Sex

The Art and Craft of the Female Orgasm

Author: Nicole Daedone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781609419011

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 128

View: 5723

Explains how to use the growing practice of Orgasmic Meditation to slow down, connect emotionally, and achieve authentic female sexual satisfaction.
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Sensation

The New Science of Physical Intelligence

Author: Thalma Lobel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451699204

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 7967

Like the revolutionary bestsellers Predictably Irrational and Emotional Intelligence, Sensation is an exciting, completely new view of human behavior—a new psychology of physical intelligence (or embodied cognition)—that explains how the body unconsciously affects our everyday decisions and choices, written by one of the world’s leading psychologists. From colors and temperatures to heavy objects and tall people, a whole symphony of external stimuli exerts a constant influence on the way your mind works. Yet these effects have been hidden from you—until now. Drawing on her own work as well as from research across the globe, Dr. Thalma Lobel reveals how shockingly susceptible we are to sensory input from the world around us. An aggressive negotiator can be completely disarmed by holding a warm cup of tea or sitting in a soft chair. Clean smells promote moral behavior, but people are more likely to cheat on a test right after having taken a shower. Red-colored type causes us to fail exams, but red dresses make women sexier and teams wearing red jerseys win more games. We take questionnaires attached to heavy clipboards more seriously and believe people who like sweets to be nicer. Ultimately, the book’s message is startling: Though we claim ownership of our decisions, judgments, and values, they derive as much from our outside environment as from inside our minds. Now, Sensation empowers you to evaluate those outside forces in order to make better decisions in every facet of your personal and professional lives.
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Real Sex

Why Everything You Learnt About Sex Is Wrong

Author: Mike Lousada,Louise Mazanti, PhD

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1781808996

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 1087

The more modern culture shines its light on sex, the longer the shadow it casts. This shadow is commercialism, pornography and shame. This approach to sexuality distorts it to create performance pressure, increasing numbers of sexual 'dysfunctions' and a fundamental disconnect from ourselves and others. Yet sexuality is one of the most important paths to happiness, simply because it requires us to engage all the other aspects of ourselves. To have deeply satisfying sex we must engage the mind, the body and our feelings. Real Sex will show you how almost everything that our society has tried to teach you about your sexuality is misleading or simply wrong. Real Sex is a journey into the heart of your sexual self; a way of creating meaningful and fulfilling intimacy. It sets out seven keys that will teach you how to love and accept your mind, body, feelings, desires and sexuality at a deeper level, leaving behind feelings of guilt, insecurity and shame. Real Sex offers a new, integrated idea of sexuality that holds a positive perspective of the sexual beings that we are; longing for intimacy and aliveness that we know deep down makes our lives meaningful.
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Aphrodisiac

Author: Allyson Roy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 042522323X

Category: Fiction

Page: 358

View: 7057

When her patient, a perfume maker and fashionista, is found dead after discovering an ancient formula with great powers, sex therapist Saylor Oz and her tough-talking best friend have less than one week to find the formula and stay one step ahead of a ruthless killer. Original.
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The Battersea Park Road to Enlightenment

Author: Isabel Losada

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408825716

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 7612

'You know those people who always radiate cheerful optimism? Nauseating aren't they? I want to become one of those. I want to find out how to live life completely, abundantly, joyfully, stupidly. This is my quest. Enlightenment.' So proclaims Isabel Losada, Starbucks addict, exercise allergic and self-confessed sceptic as she sets out on the road to enlightenment. Beginning with an Insight seminar where hundred people with name badges discuss their 'inner beauty', Isabel journeyed through a gruelling course of 'Rolfing' nude Goddess workshops, a weekend of tantric sex ('Yes! Yes! Yes!') and a reincarnation session, not to mention a spot of colonic irrigation. Irreverent yet open-minded, funny and always honest, The Battersea Park Road to Enlightenment is also moving and ultimately illuminating. For anyone who has ever been tempted to dip a toe in the waters of self-discovery, Isabel Losada plunges you straight in.
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Viking Heat

Author: Sandra Hill

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110114002X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4939

Psychologist Joy Nelson thinks things are bad when she finds herself training in the modern-day female Navy SEALs program. But then her life takes a turn for the worse. Somehow she’s been thrust back in time to the cold Norselands, being auctioned off as a thrall, or slave—a gift for a Viking warlord, who would be a perfect candidate for Male Chauvinist Viking of the Centuries. Watch a Video
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Love & Misadventure

Author: Lang Leav

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449456464

Category: Poetry

Page: 176

View: 3736

The journey from love to heartbreak to finding love again is personal yet universal. Lang Leav's evocative love poetry speaks to the soul of anyone who is on this journey. Leav has an unnerving ability to see inside the hearts and minds of her readers. Her talent for translating complex emotions with astonishing simplicity has won her a cult following of devoted modern poetry fans from all over the world. Forget the dainty, delicate love poems of yore; these little poems pack a mighty punch. Lang Leav is a poet and internationally exhibiting artist. Her work expresses the intricacies of love and loss. Love & Misadventure is her first poetry collection.
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The Wonder Down Under

The Insider's Guide to the Anatomy, Biology, and Reality of the Vagina

Author: Nina Brochmann,Ellen Støkken Dahl

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1681440199

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 9152

A joyful and indispensable guide filled with astonishing, important, and little-known information about the vagina that will equip a new generation to make informed choices about their sexual health and happiness. The Wonder Down Under is a comprehensive guide to a miraculous and complex part of the body that too few of us (regardless of gender) are all that familiar with--the vagina. With wisdom, humor, and scientific aplomb, medical student Ellen Støkken Dahl and Dr. Nina Brochmann take readers on a fascinating journey of female sexual organs and sexual health--from the clitoris to contraception to cervical cancer. More than a user's manual, this book is the funny, frank tribute to the vagina that we have been waiting for. The Wonder Down Under is filled with astonishing, essential, and little-known information--relayed with both medical expertise and genuine empathy. Did you know, for instance, that female and male sex organs are merely variations on the same basic structure? Or that there's no such thing as a virginity test--because examining the hymen cannot meaningfully indicate whether or not someone's had sex? Brochmann and Dahl have written a tour-de-force about the biology, anatomy, and reality of the female body, examining the many ways in which widespread misinformation and silence about the vagina have been harmful to women over time. The Wonder Down Under makes crucial contributions to the discussion: the book was an instant bestseller that sold out in its native Norway in just three days. Since then it has been acquired by publishers in more than two dozen countries around the world. The Wonder Down Under is a joyful and indispensable book that will educate readers of all kinds and equip a new generation to make informed choices about their sexual well-being.
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Tall, Dark & Dead

Author: Tate Hallaway

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425209721

Category: Fiction

Page: 295

View: 9365

A recovering witch and manager of Wisconsin's premier occult bookstore, Garnet Lacey finds herself drawn to her gorgeous customer, Sebastian Von Traum, despite the troublesome fact that he is dead. Original. 30,000 first printing.
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Slow Sex

The Path to Fulfilling and Sustainable Sexuality

Author: Diana Richardson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 159477823X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

View: 9073

A revolutionary practice for couples to enhance sexuality and reach higher states of consciousness • How to make sex a conscious decision, not an accidental encounter • Discusses how slowness increases sensitivity and awakens the body’s innate mechanism for ecstasy • Reveals how sexuality can be sustainable and enjoyable well into old age While fast, hot, orgasm-driven sex can bring momentary satisfaction, in the long run it can become boring and mechanical, causing many couples to lose interest and stop making time for physical intimacy. The first step to revive a waning sex life or make a healthy one more fulfilling, says author Diana Richardson, is to make sex a conscious decision rather than an accidental encounter. Focusing on eye contact, subtle sensations, and deep breathing, Diana’s practice of slow sex awakens the body’s innate mechanism for ecstasy, unlocking the door to extraordinary realms of sensitivity, sensuality, and higher consciousness. Exploring the healing, spiritual power of slow sex, this book offers a step-by-step guide for committed couples to transform sex into a meditative, loving union of complementary energies. It explains how slow sex increases sensitivity and sexual vitality and how, because it creates and restores love, slow sex is loving sex. With a focus on coolness rather than heat, this practice provides couples a way to reach a shared meditative state and use it as a vehicle to achieve higher consciousness. Illustrating different positions for eye contact, deep sustained penetration, and soft penetration, this book reveals that sex truly can be sustainable and enjoyable well into old age.
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The Battersea Park Road to Paradise

Author: Isabel Losada

Publisher: Watkins Publishing

ISBN: 1780281897

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 9765

In her bestseller The Battersea Park Road to Enlightenment, Isabel Losada set out with a modest aim to be absurdly happy every day. But a few years down the road, she's stuck in a pothole. No job (not good). No man (very not good). Nothing has turned out as she'd intended. There's only one way to get out of the hole: throw out the ideas that landed her there and start over. So, using the ancient Chinese tradition of the five elements of life - Metal, Fire, Wood, Water, Earth - Isabel breaks her own life down to its essentials to explore five areas of inner and outer change.She calls in a feng shui consultant to discover that her bedroom decor is draining the father (whatever that means)... takes a motivational workshop to experience the power of doing... turns a silent meditation retreat into an exercise in unrelenting being... sits at the feet of a Brixton guru to examine the nature of mind... and undertakes a shamanic ritual in the Amazon to part company with her own mind completely. As rich as the book is in the particulars of a life hilariously lived, it's also universal: readers can see themselves in Isabel's experience and look at their lives with new eyes.
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Love in the Time of Dragons

A Novel of the Light Dragons

Author: Katie Macalister

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101197803

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3441

View our feature on Katie MacAlister’s Love in the Time of Dragons. When it comes to love, one woman is scaling back her expectations... Tully Sullivan is just like any other suburban mom-except she's just woken up in a strange place surrounded by strange people who keep insisting that they're dragons-and that she's one too.
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Girls & Sex

Navigating the Complicated New Landscape

Author: Peggy Orenstein

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1786070502

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 972

A generation gap has emerged between parents and their daughters. Mothers and fathers have little idea about the pressures and expectations they face or how they feel about them. Drawing on in-depth interviews with young women and a wide range of psychologists and experts, renowned journalist and bestselling author Peggy Orenstein goes where most others fear to tread, pulling back the curtain on the hidden truths and hard lessons of girls’ sex lives in the modern world.
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The Plan

Author: Qwen Salsbury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1623420695

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

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Day of Employment: 358 10:15 a.m. Location: Cubicles outside Canon's office. Co-workers: Betting on how long Canon's new PA will last. Me: No doubts. Ms. Gum-smacker won't last the day. I need to place my bet. Manolo Blahnik's New Fall Shoes: Mine. As soon as Madeline hands over my winnings. Emma Baker has never spoken a word to Alaric Canon, nor has he to her. But she's studied him every day across the office tundra for almost a year. Canon is hard and fierce, terrifying and beautiful. He's also the most stern, unforgiving person Emma has ever seen. Emma's co-workers run a betting pool for Canon's Personal Assistant terminations. There's a separate pot for the day one leaves without crying. Not likely...Canon made a former Navy SEAL cry. He has high standards and low tolerance. Everyone knows it. Everyone stays away. Everyone who can, that is. Except Emma. She can't look away. Alaric Canon is the single most attractive man she's ever seen. Bar none. Canon has never noticed her. Not once in almost a year. She's not even a blip on his radar. But she will be. His radar will be blipless no more. It is a goal. Emma has a plan
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For Tibet, With Love

A Beginner's Guide to Changing the World

Author: Isabel Losada

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408825724

Category: Travel

Page: 384

View: 4072

'Sometimes you just have to do something, don't you? Sometimes an injustice comes along and you think 'No, this cannot be', and rather than just turn off the TV, you know it's time to act' So begins Isabel Losada's extraordinary FOR TIBET WITH LOVE in which she explores whether it's possible for an ordinary person to change the world, just a little, and if something so serious can be achieved with joy in one's heart. From visits to Nepal and Tibet, to meetings with the Chinese ambassador and Tibetan awareness-raising groups, Isabel single-handedly hatches a stunning PR coup involving Nelson's Column, a 15 metre banner and a base-jumping parachutist that captured headlines worldwide. And then she meets the Dalai Lama... Warm and funny, moving and thought-provoking, the astonishing FOR TIBET WITH LOVE celebrates the fact that we can make a difference.
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The Summer of You

Author: Kate Noble

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101186666

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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From the acclaimed author of Revealed comes a tale of first loves and second chances. Lady Jane Cummings is certain that her summer is ruined when she is forced to reside at isolated Merrymere Lake with her reckless brother and ailing father. Her fast-paced London society is replaced with a small town grapevine. But one bit of gossip catches Jane's attention- rumors that the lake's brooding new resident is also an elusive highwayman. Jane must face the much discussed mysterioso after he saves her brother from a pub brawl. She immediately recognizes him from London: Byrne Worth, war hero and apparent hermit-whom she finds strangely charming. The two build a fast friendship, and soon nothing can keep this Lady away from Merrymere's most wanted. Convinced of his innocence, Jane is determined to clear Byrne's name-and maybe have a little fun this summer after all.
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New Habits

Today's Women who Choose to Become Nuns

Author: Isabel Losada

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing

ISBN: 9780340722381

Category: Religion

Page: 195

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Why would young women in their twenties or thirties choose to enter a convent? Are they running away from the world? Are they seeking a Mother Superior to obey in order to escape personal responsibility? Why would they sacrifice the opportunity to have a lover, a child, a house of their own, or the freedom to live according to their own desires? And once in a community, how do they cope with doubt, routine, the lack of personal space? Isabel Losada has talked at length to ten young Anglican nuns -- all of whom had homes, jobs, boyfriends, money, and freedom -- who explain why they are seeking a more radical lifestyle. They reveal themselves openly, and they challenge all the stereotypes. And although Losada approached the interviews with a high degree of cynicism, she came away with a tremendous admiration for these women who have sought a greater freedom in a God-centered life.
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Imperfectly Natural Woman

Getting life right the natural way

Author: Janey Lee Grace

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1845904249

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 6542

If the closest you've ever come to natural living is choosing the 'light' version of mayonnaise - this book is for you. If the only recycling you've ever done is chucking your wine bottles into the car park's bottle bin just to rejoice in the crashing sound - it's still for you.
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