Slow Sex

Slow Sex : The Path to Fulfilling and Sustainable Sexuality

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While fast, hot, orgasm-driven sex can bring momentary satisfaction, in the long run it can become boring and mechanical, causing many couples to lose interest and stop making time for physical intimacy. The first step to revive a waning sex life or make a healthy one more fulfilling, says author Diana Richardson, is to make sex a conscious decision rather than an accidental encounter. Focusing on eye contact, subtle sensations, and deep breathing, Diana's practice of slow sex awakens the body's innate mechanism for ecstasy, unlocking the door to extraordinary realms of sensitivity, sensuality, and higher consciousness. Exploring the healing, spiritual power of slow sex, this book offers a step-by-step guide for committed couples to transform sex into a meditative, loving union of complementary energies. It explains how slow sex increases sensitivity and sexual vitality and how, because it creates and restores love, slow sex is loving sex. With a focus on coolness rather than heat, this practice provides couples a way to reach a shared meditative state and use it as a vehicle to achieve higher consciousness. Illustrating different positions for eye contact, deep sustained penetration, and soft penetration, this book reveals that sex truly can be sustainable and enjoyable well into old age.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 140 x 228 x 14mm | 281.23g
  • Inner Traditions Bear and Company
  • Destiny Books,U.S.
  • Rochester, United States
  • English
  • 14 b&w illustrations
  • 159477367X
  • 9781594773679
  • 56,275

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SEXUALITY / HEALTH "Like everything else in this fast-forward world, our sex lives have been infected by the virus of hurry. Slow Sex is the perfect antidote." --Carl Honore, author of In Praise of Slowness "How rare it is for a book to appear about sex and sensuality with a truly fresh and innovative approach. Diana Richardson has crafted a masterpiece . . ." --Marc David, author of The Slow Down Diet and founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating While fast, hot, orgasm-driven sex can bring momentary satisfaction, in the long run it can become boring and mechanical, causing many couples to lose interest and stop making time for physical intimacy. The first step to revive a waning sex life or make a healthy one more fulfilling, says author Diana Richardson, is to make sex a conscious decision rather than an accidental encounter. Focusing on eye contact, subtle sensations, and deep breathing, Diana's practice of slow sex awakens the body's innate mechanism for ecstasy, unlocking the door to extraordinary realms of sensitivity, sensuality, and higher consciousness. Exploring the healing, spiritual power of slow sex, this book offers a step-by-step guide for committed couples to transform sex into a meditative, loving union of complementary energies. It explains how slow sex increases sensitivity and sexual vitality and how, because it creates and restores love, slow sex is loving sex. With a focus on coolness rather than heat, this practice provides couples a way to reach a shared meditative state and use it as a vehicle to achieve higher consciousness. Illustrating different positions for eye contact, deep sustained penetration, and soft penetration, this book reveals that sex truly can be sustainable and enjoyable well into old age. DIANA RICHARDSON is the author of Tantric Orgasm for Women and The Heart of Tantric Sex and the coauthor of Tantric Sex for Men. A disciple of tantric master Osho, she is a teacher and practitioner of holistic body therapies. Along with her partner, Michael, she has been teaching weeklong "Making Love" retreats for couples since 1993. She lives in Switzerland.show more

Review quote

"... Slow Sex is making tantric concepts truly accessible to people with no experience with (or inclination to study) eastern philosophy and practices. By using simple language, with this broader audience of readers is comfortable with, and by giving readers permission to explore at their own pace, she opens the door for the exploration of diverse sexual experiences which will enhance and nourish body, mind, and spirit." Anna Jedrziewski, New Age Retailer, January 2011 "... Richardson offers step-by-step guidance, and even former skeptics swear by it's value--physical, emotional and spiritual. We know sex is important to our pleasure; this kind is also essential to our well-being." Whole Life Times, January 2011 "Although couples of all ages will benefit from the book, it's a must-have for older couples looking for a sustainable activity that will benefit their relationships." Common Ground, February 2011 "Like everything else in this fast-forward world, our sex lives have been infected by the virus of hurry. Slow Sex is the perfect antidote. With warmth and wisdom, Diana Richardson shows how slowing down in the bedroom can bring us better sex, better relationships, and a better world. What are you waiting for? The time has come to unleash your inner tortoise in the bedroom!" Carl Honore, author of In Praise of Slowness "How rare it is for a book to appear about sex and sensuality with a truly fresh and innovative approach. Diana Richardson has crafted a masterpiece that is warm, evocative, timely, and accessible to everyone. Her wise and inviting style will welcome you into a fascinating new world where your experience of sexuality will be forever changed. If you've wanted just one book that could give you the most simple and powerful access into the ancient, beautiful world of Tantra, here it is ..." Marc David, author of The Slow Down Diet and founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eatingshow more

About Diana Richardson

Diana Richardson is the author of Tantric Orgasm for Women and The Heart of Tantric Sex and the coauthor of Tantric Sex for Men. A disciple of tantric master Osho, she is a teacher and practitioner of holistic body therapies. Along with her husband, Michael, she has been teaching weeklong "Making Love" Retreats for Couples since 1993. She lives in Switzerland.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction: Curing the Speed Disease 1 Slow Sex: A Physical and Spiritual Revolution 2 The Sexual Power of Relaxation 3 The Sexual Power of Awareness 4 The Sexual Power of Quality 5 The Sexual Power of Rhythm 6 The Sexual Power of Pleasure 7 The Sexual Power of Thought 8 The Sexual Power of the Sacred 9 The Sexual Power of the Story 10 Your Personal Slow Sex Practice Appendix: True Male and Female Qualities versus Conditioned Distortions Books and Resourcesshow more