The Survivor's Guide to Sex

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How to Have an Empowered Sex Life After Childhood Sexual Abuse

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The Survivor's Guide to Sex is also available through www.amazon.com in German and Japanese.

Move over abuse, and move in pleasure! The Survivor's Guide to Sex is for all women-heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian, partnered, and single-who want to delight in their own sexuality. Based on the author's extensive training and experience in working with abuse survivors, The Survivor's Guide to Sex offers a complete guide to sexual recovery:

  • Pleasure and Desire-How to discover and fully own your desires on your own terms.
  • Nonjudgmental support for all sexual styles and interests!
  • Dissociation-Discover how you "checked out" to survive and how you can "check in" now for healing and your own sexual expression.
  • Embodied Sex-No more grocery lists and wrestling matches with relics of the past! Learn how to be in your body during sex, present for yourself and your partners.
  • Consent and Boundaries-The "yes," "no," and "maybe" of sex. How to say "yes" to your desires and develop boundaries to take care of yourself.
  • Triggers-A sex life built around triggers becomes no sex life at all. Practical tools for healing through triggers while enjoying all the delights and complexities of a fully-embodied sex life.
  • Sex Information-Chock full of sex-positive information on all aspects of sexual response, masturbation, and partner sex, tailored to the needs of survivors.
  • Emotional Healing and Intimacy-Don't settle for less than you want! Grant yourself permission to cultivate pleasure, sexual delight, and love.
  • Plus Sex Guide Exercises, bibliography, resources, and index.

Reviews

Review by Ellen Bass

"What a terrific book! Every survivor needs this encouraging, down-to-earth guide-and the joy of freely-chosen, healthy sexual pleasure."

—Ellen Bass, co-author of The Courage to Heal

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Review by Cathy Winks

"Finally! A guide to sexual healing that is an explicit celebration of sex itself. Staci Haines offers a wealth of practical tips on building a fulfilling sex life in the wake of child sexual abuse-presented with warmth, compassion, and deep understanding."

—Cathy Winks, co-author of The Good Vibrations Guide to Sex

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