Recharging Your Libido
by Jill Blakeway; with Colleen Kapklein
Despite what you see on movies and TV, Americans have less sex than people in any other country. One in three women, of all ages, reports a lack of interest in sex, and more than 40 million Americans in relationships are having no sex at all. But rather than feeling complacent about it, most couples would like to have that interest back.
Combining Eastern wisdom and techniques with a Western medical perspective, Jill Blakeway-- called a "fertility goddess" by The New York Times for her bestseller, Making Babies-- shows women how to revive their libidos and rekindle their sex lives. Assessments and quizzes help the reader place herself and her partner on the scale of yin and yang. Jill then shows how to keep these opposites-- passive/active, accepting/initiating, cool/hot-- in correct balance. Specific meditations and breathing techniques help unblock qi (pronounced chee), the essential energy that flows through the body. There are chapters on specific elements of love-making: massage, kissing, positions, orgasms-- having them, holding them, making them last. And finally, "Sex in Six," a six-week program of reclaiming an active, satisfying, and possibly better-than-ever-before sex life.
This book is written with heterosexual couples in mind and with more of a focus on women, but some of the quizzes and tips will be useful to others.