Taking Sexy Back
How to Own Your Sexuality and Create the Relationships You Want
by Alexandra H. Solomon
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Pub Date 26 Mar 2020 | Archive Date 15 Jan 2020
New Harbinger Publications, Inc., New Harbinger
It is time for a new sexual revolution. It's time to take sexy back.
The very notion of sexual pleasure has long been hijacked from women. Today's sexual climate leaves little to no space for honoring the complexities of sex-sex as pleasure, sex as connection, sex as creative expression, sex as communication, and sex as healing. This is particularly true for young women navigating today's dating world, who need to be able to identify which sexual choices feel authentic, pleasurable, and joyful, and which ones leave them feeling "less-than."
In Taking Sexy Back, relationship expert Alexandra Solomon-author of Loving Bravely-offers a powerful and holistic approach to help you reclaim your sexuality, communicate your desires, draw boundaries, be safe, and build the satisfying relationships you truly want. Regardless of your current relationship status, you'll learn to cultivate your own sexual self-awareness and use that awareness to create sexual experiences that elevate, connect, expand, and heal you.
Sex is about more than what your partner enjoys or finds sexy. It's about more than having an orgasm or finding the "right" positions. This book offers a road map to help you reclaim your sexual power. It offers time and space to think and feel, and to ask yourself the important question-what do you want?
“Taking Sexy Back is going directly on my top list of recommended sexuality readings. Not only did I learn a lot, but I also enjoyed the ease, directness, and warmth with which Solomon guides us to deeper sexual and relational self-awareness. An invitation we can’t refuse!”
—Esther Perel, couples therapist, TED speaker, host of the hit podcast Where Should We Begin?, and author of Mating in Captivity and The State of Affairs
“In these enlightening and powerful pages, Alexandra Solomon provides a clear path to thinking about our sexuality in the context of our psyches, our relationships, and our pleasure. There are countless books on relationships and countless books on sexuality, but never have I seen a book that asks us to examine our sexual lives in such a holistic, empowering, and eye-opening way. This is a rare and life-changing gift for women everywhere.”
—Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
“Psychologist Alexandra Solomon (Loving Bravely) empowers and enlightens in this manual that encourages women to accept and control their sexuality.… Like a wise older sister or a trusted friend, Solomon illustrates how to move from fear to love…. She also tackles the topic of sexual traumas and the poison they inject into relationships, and encourages experimentation and sexual fantasies as tools to learn one’s own sexuality…. Solomon proves to be a savvy, empathetic voice in this educational and inspiring guide.”