For women who want pleasure, want to take charge of their sexual lives, and want to take hold of their own capacity for change, Women, Sex, Power, & Pleasure is a wonderful book. -Sallie Foley, co-author of Sex Matters for Women
“Women, Sex, Power, & Pleasure” is a book about all this and more. It brings up-to-date information about sex and pleasure in a culture that still doesn’t talk enough about these needs. Women deserve accurate and contemporary information to guide them to a healthy sexuality and this book does just that.
-Joe Kort, PhD., director of the Center for Relationships and Sexual Health
Women, Sex, Power, And Pleasure: Getting the Life (and Sex) You Want
by Evelyn Resh, MPH, CNM
Women are amazing. We climb to the highest levels in the business world, juggle our time between friends and family, and volunteer a helping hand when asked—all without seeming to break a sweat. But frequently what hides beneath that ultra-competent exterior is someone screaming out for change.
In Women, Sex, Power, and Pleasure, sexuality counselor and nurse-midwife Evelyn Resh focuses on helping you create the life and sex life you always hoped for by looking at your relationship to pleasure in general. With a refreshing and disarming sense of humor, she explores the importance of all types of pleasures—from a simple coffee break to great sex—and shows that without having these experiences on a regular basis, life feels empty and overall health suffers.
In her quest to explain why so many women’s lives are barren of such pleasure, Resh lays out six attributes—self-esteem, physical health, spiritual satisfaction, creativity, resilience, and compassion—that are essential to accessing and prioritizing pleasure. When these six attributes are strong and balanced, women feel powerful and deserving of pleasure in all its forms. However, when even one is weak, they turn away from pleasure—especially sex.
With chapters structured around some of the most common reasons she’s heard for avoiding sex in her practice—I Feel Nothing, Menopause Is Killing Me, I’m Too Busy!, I’m Too Fat to Have Sex—she sheds light on the imbalances that result in lives devoid of sexual desire and activity. With practical guidance, self-assessment questions, and stories from her practice and personal life, Resh explains how you can regain your emotional wellness and live a powerful life that includes a steady relationship with pleasure and sexual satisfaction.