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Come as you are : the surprising new science that will transform your sex life

by Nagoski, Emily (Author)

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Researchers have spent the last decade trying to develop a "pink pill" for women to function like Viagra does for men. So where is it? Well, for reasons this book makes crystal clear, that pill will never exist -- but as a result of the research that's gone into it, scientists in the last few years... Full description

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Summary: Researchers have spent the last decade trying to develop a "pink pill" for women to function like Viagra does for men. So where is it? Well, for reasons this book makes crystal clear, that pill will never exist -- but as a result of the research that's gone into it, scientists in the last few years have learned more about how women's sexuality works than we ever thought possible. The first lesson in this book is that every woman has her own unique sexuality, like a fingerprint, and that women vary more than men in their anatomy, their sexual response mechanisms, and the way their bodies respond to the sexual world. Second lesson: sex happens in a context. And all the complications of everyday life influence the context surrounding a woman's arousal, desire, and orgasm. Research across multiple disciplines tells us that the most important factor for women in creating and sustaining a fulfilling sex life, is not what you do in bed or how you do it, but how you feel about it. Which means that stress, mood, trust, and body image are not peripheral factors in a woman's sexual wellbeing; they are central to it.
Physical Description: xi, 400 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-388) and index.
ISBN: 9781476762098
1476762090
9781476762104
1476762104
Author Notes: Dr. Emily Nagoski is Director of Wellness Education at Smith College, where she teaches Women's Sexuality. She has a Ph.D. in Health Behavior with a minor in Human Sexuality from Indiana University (IU), and a master's degree (also from IU) in counseling, with a clinical internship at the Kinsey Institute Sexual Health Clinic.
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