Magnificent sex: Lessons from extraordinary lovers

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Winner of the 2021 consumer book award from the Society for Sex Therapy and Research.

Magnificent Sex is based on the largest, in-depth interview study ever conducted with people who are having extraordinary sex. It gathers the nuggets for remarkable sex from the "experts", distilling them into an attainable blueprint for ordinary lovers who want to make erotic intimacy grow over the course of a lifetime. Looking at factors including individual and relational qualities, empathic communication and the myths and realities of magnificent sex, this book offers accessible and evidence-based guidance for lovers and therapists alike.

It is replete with frank and often humorous interviews with straight and LGBTQ individuals and couples, those who are "vanilla" and "kinky", monogamous and consensually non-monogamous and healthy and chronically ill. This illuminating book explores the implications of the findings to develop a model that effectively tackles the common problems of low desire and frequency. The "cure" for low desire is to create desirable sex!

"This is IT finally, a refreshing real book discussing the nature of magnificent sex!....This is where the field of sex therapy needs to go. The lovers in this book tell us how we often settle for being stuck in clichés and so called symptoms and miss the symphony the great sex can be." – Sue Johnson, Ed.D., researcher, professor and bestselling author of Hold me tight: Seven conversations for a lifetime of love

 

"With empirical rigor and a playful sense of humor, Kleinplatz and Ménard offer us a grand tour of a previously undocumented world where extraordinary lovers create magnificent sexual experiences. Every sex therapist, educator, researcher and student should read this book. It will utterly transform the conversation around sexual desire." – Emily Nagoski, Ph.D., author of Come as you are: The surprising new science that will transform your sex life

"...now, finally, Kleinplatz and Menard have given us the secret sauce, and it was worth the wait!" - Ian Kerner, Ph.D., LMFT, New York Times best-selling author, She comes first

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