The Sex Diaries : Why Women Go Off Sex and Other Bedroom Battles
'From the time I started working as a sex therapist back in the early 1970s, people have been talking to me about their sex lives. What I hear about most is the business of negotiating the sex supply. How do couples deal with the strain of the man wishing and hoping while all she longs for is the bliss of uninterrupted sleep?'In The Sex Diaries leading sex therapist Bettina Arndt uncovers the night-time drama being played out in bedrooms everywhere - the creeping hand and feigning of sleep, the staying up late in the hope that he will doze off. It is one of the great inconvenient truths of relationships that after the first blissful years together, most men want more sex than their female partners. Bettina Arndt recruited 98 couples to keep diaries, revealing their intimate negotiations over sex. Who feels like having sex? Who doesn't? And how do couples cope if one person wants it more than the other? She draws on her 35 years as a sex therapist and psychologist to provide an insightful analysis, and with her characteristic humour proposes a new approach to how couples can enjoy regular sex - and sustain loving relationships.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 152 x 233 x 26mm | 504g
- 12 Aug 2009
- Octopus Publishing Group
- London, United Kingdom
Table of contents
1) FIFTY THRUSTS AND DON'T JIGGLE MY BOOK; 2) SHIFTING THE SPRINKLER AND OTHER GREEN SQUARE DAYS; 3) WHERE HAS SHE GONE, THIS LOVER I MARRIED?; 4) THE SEARCH FOR THE ELUSIVE PINK VIAGRA; 5) JUST DO IT!; 6) JUICY TOMATOES AND THE CELERY STICK MEN; 7) THE WORLD'S MOST BORING AFFAIR; 8) TWO POUNDS OF LIVER AND A CABBAGE; 9) LAUNDRY GETS YOU LAID?; 10) GET THAT THING AWAY FROM ME!; 11) BLIND MAN IN THE DARK TRYING TO FIND A BLACK CAT; 12) IT'S IN HIS KISS! THAT'S WHERE IT IS; 13) THREE CHEERS FOR MR PINOCCHIO; 14) BAD HEALTH, THINKING IT IS SILLY AND NO BICYCLE; 15) THE DESIRE TO DESIRE;
About Bettina Arndt
Bettina Arndt is a clinical psychologist, sex therapist and social commentator. As editor of the influential Forum magazine, she spent ten years talking about sex on television and radio, then writing about broader social issues for leading newspapers and magazines. She is the bestselling author of Private Lives, All About Us and Taking Sides.