Healing Sex

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The Complete Guide To Sexual Wholeness

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Healing Sex has both Spanish and English subtitles

Healing Sex is a revolutionary project mixing documentary style drama with education and mind/body exercises. The film follows a diverse cast of women and men healing from past sexual abuse. We witness their path to a more pleasurable and healthy sex life as they struggle to find peace, healing, and real intimacy. Staci Haines draws upon her extensive experience as a workshop leader, somatic practitioner, and author/educator to guide you toward the healing you deserve. This movie enables you to work out the normal, post-traumatic survival reactions-fight, flight and freeze-that may affect your ongoing intimate relationships, and walks you step by step through a holistic path to healing. You will learn:

  • How to be present during sex.
  • How to experience pleasure and safety at the same time.
  • How to re-learn boundaries, consent, and mutual connection.
  • Define your sexual pleasure based upon what you enjoy and desire, not on your past hurt.

Healing Sex opens the path to more intimacy and satisfaction for you and your partner. DVD Extras

  1. Behind The Scenes Featurette
  2. Extended Scenes
  3. Bonus Mind/Body Exercise
  4. Original Theatrical Trailer
  5. Cast and Crew Bios
  6. Exclusive Allison Anders Interview --The Director of Things Behind The Sun, Mi Vida Loca, and Gas Food Lodging
  7. Conversation with Susie Bright --America's Premier Voice of Sexual Politics and Editor of Best American Erotica Series

Reviews

Review in Self Magazine

Intimate Affairs

Past sexual abuse doesn't have to keep you from getting close to a partner. Healing Sex, a new DVD from S.I.R Productions ($43; www.healingsex.org), helps you start working through the hurt and shows that it's possible to enjoy sex again. For extra support...

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Pucker Up- Village Voice

by Tristan Taormino

Healing Sex Staci Haines's revolutionary film reassures sexual-abuse survivors

"Do you think most porn stars [or prostitutes or strippers or lesbians or bisexual women or people who do s/m or non-monogamous people] were sexually abused?" I get that question a lot. The implication is that there must be some dark...

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Review of the Healing Sex DVD

"During trauma there are predictable and intelligent automatic responses aimed at our survival," Haines told me. "These live on in the body, long after the experience is over. The body generalizes the experience and its reaction as a means to increase the chances of survival. Then we end up with symptoms and 'habits' from trauma that are...

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Sexual Healing: The long road after abuse

American Sexuality Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 1
By Sarah Edelstein

The classic ballad "Sexual Healing" may inspire visions of swooning romance, but for many survivors of sexual abuse, sexual healing evokes a much more complex set of emotions. Healing Sex: The Complete Guide to Sexual Wholeness, a new DVD by Staci Haines, eloquently...

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Review by Bonnie Cehovet

Healing Sex: The Complete Guide To Sexual Wholeness
by Bonnie Cehovet

author: Staci Haines
directed by: Shar Rednour
co-produced by S.I.R. Productions, 2004
ASIN #B0002WRWJI

When I was asked if I would review this DVD, I was not sure that I had the knowledge, or the background, to do it justice. However, I...

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On Our Backs Review: Healing Sex, January 2005 issue

by Lori Selke

Somatics instructor Staci Haines, author of the landmark self-help book The Survivor's Guide to Sex, is a goddess. She's got a no-victims, no-bullshit approach to healing sexual trauma that addresses the body as well as the mind and that has helped hundreds of people already. Pair her with the savvy video gals at SIR...

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