Becoming Orgasmic A Sexual and Personal Growth Program for Women

ISBN-10: 0671761773

ISBN-13: 9780671761776

Edition: 1987 (Revised)

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Description: Are you shy or self-conscious when it comes to sex? Do you want to learn how to enhance the pleasure you derive from sex? The revised and expanded edition of Becoming Orgasmic provides a program designed to help anyone overcome the myriad obstacles to complete sexual satisfaction.Whether married or single, young or old, the program presented in these pages will help you feel comfortable with yourself and your ideas about sex and enable you to grow as a person. Becoming Orgasmic will help you: Evaluate your sexual history and put it in perspective Explore your body through touch Understand the effects of pregnancy, menstruation, and menopause on sexual desire and response Be comfortable with your body and yourself as a woman Share self-discovery with your partner Find techniques to try if something turns you off Overcome the fear of orgasm Learn how to bring yourself to orgasm Practice safe sex in today's world -- precautionary measures, social expectations, personal values, and choosing a partner in the age of AIDS A personal and sensitively written book that is also informative,Becoming Orgasmicis designed to make you feel good about your sexuality and yourself.

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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 12/10/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Julia R. Heiman, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of Washington Medical School.Joseph LoPiccolo, Ph.D., is professor and chairman of the psychology department at the University of Missouri. Both have extensive experience in treating sexual and marital problems.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Getting Involved
Who can benefit from this book?
Fears and hopes you might have
You are not alone
If you have a partner, how to decide what to do during your sexual growth
Ways to feel encouraged as you progress through the chapters
Getting to Know Yourself
The influence of early experiences on your attitudes toward sex
Your personal sex history and putting it in perspective
Abusive incidents that may have taken place
Dealing with concerns about your body
Where you get standards for appreciating yourself physically
Visual exploration of your genitals
Coming to terms with negative feelings and fostering positive feelings about your genitals
Myths and misconceptions about women's sexuality
Exploration Through Touch
Exploring the textures of your entire body
Dealing with uncomfortable feelings
Relaxation exercises
The G-spot and you
Strengthening your vaginal muscles
Touching for Pleasure: Discovery
Claiming your body as your own
A new way to look at masturbation
What does giving yourself pleasure mean to you?
Exploring your body for feelings of pleasure
Some ideas to try
Cognitive therapy techniques
Putting pressure on yourself, and the tendency to become a spectator
Touching for Pleasure: Focusing
Continuing exploration through touch
Difficulties you might experience
Ways to focus and increase your arousal and pleasure, including body work and sensate focus
Exploring erotic literature and fantasy, and concerns you may have about them
Going FurtherProblems you may be having
Issues that influence change
The importance of appreciating and valuing who you are
Dealing with conflicted feelings about changing
Women's physical responses during the sexual response cycle
Influences on sexual response, including aging and contraception
Fears about orgasm.Role-play orgasm
Ways to increase arousal and trigger orgasm
Using a Vibrator: A Little Technology
Taking a new look at vibrators
Different types of vibrators and how to find the right one for you
Exploring your body
Concerns about excessive use of or attachment to the vibrator
Being Female, Being Sexual: Special Issues of the Body
The menstrual cycle as it begins and ends your reproductive years
Problems with menstruation, including premenstrual syndrome and amenorrhea
Sexual health and response throughout the life cycle
Your body during and after pregnancy
Ways to maintain gynecological health
Breast exams and doctor visits -- some suggestions
Sharing Self-Discoveries with Your Partner
Expectations and apprehensions about sharing your changes with your partner
Ways of sharing self-pleasuring with your partner
Sexual desire problems -- approaches to helping
Concerns from the woman's point of view
Concerns from the man's point of view
Learning new aspects of initiating and refusing sex
Pleasuring Each Other
The importance of trust and communication in pleasuring each other
Ways to avoid putting pressure on yourself and your partner
Using verbal and nonverbal communication during sexual interactions
How to encourage and support each other
Positions for pleasuring
Enjoying nonintercourse forms of lovemaking
Becoming less inhibited in front of your partner
Dealing with negative feelings about male genitals
Vibrators as part of lovemaking
Using fantasies with a partner
Intercourse: Another Form of Mutual Pleasure
Feelings about intercourse and other forms of sexual affection
Seeing intercourse as part of, rather than the pinnacle of, sexual expression
Appreciation as a key to encouraging change
Genital-size concerns
Advantages and disadvantages of different positions for intercourse
Coital
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