Perfectly Normal: Living and Loving with Low Libido

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Rodale, Feb 5, 2005 - Self-Help - 256 pages
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Challenging assumptions about sex in our society, a noted sex therapist shows women how to start living and loving with genuine pleasure regardless of where they fall on the libido meter
How strong does a woman's sex drive have to be to be considered "normal"? Are widespread myths about frequent, lusty lovemaking ruining couples' sex lives? At various points in their lives, one in every three women rate themselves as lacking any interest in sex. Challenging unrealistic expectations that are leaving many couples disappointed and dissatisfied with their intimate lives, psychologist Sandra Pertot, Ph.D., in Perfectly Normal, reassures women who fear that their diminished desire is proof that there is something terribly wrong with them or with their relationship.

Dr. Pertot examines what constitutes "good sex" and explores ways to resolve the problem when a couple's needs and wants don't match-without either partner being made to feel inadequate or abnormal. It makes no sense, Dr. Pertot insists, to label low libido as sexual dysfunction when the numbers suggest it is "perfectly normal." Her provocative book points the way to a new view of relationship sex, and new hope for couples to stop berating themselves and each other for what they don't have-and derive maximum pleasure out of intimacy.
  

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I stumbled upon this book while at the library and found the author's opinions to be unique and potentially useful for maintaining a relationship through difficult times. Read full review

Contents

The Changing View of Normal Female Sexuality
4
Creating an Illusion
11
The Forgotten Individual
21
Are the Sexes Really Different?
32
If You Love Me
52
When Wants and Needs Dont Match
71
Living in the Real World
84
BUILDING YOUR INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP
123
Exploring Your Sexual Potential
134
It Takes Two
162
Developing Your Sexual Relationship
182
Strengthening Your Emotional Relationship
197
RECOMMENDED READING
213
BIBLIOGRAPHY
214
INDEX
217
Copyright

Working Together on Your Sexual Relationship
125

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About the author (2005)

SANDRA PERTOT, PH.D., is a clinical psychologist and sex therapist in private practice. She has been published in Woman's Day, Penthouse, and many publications in Australia where she lives.

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