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Sex, Desire & Attachment with Emily Nagoski, Ph.D.
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DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
3/24/2020 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  1. Evaluate the dual control model of sexual response.
  2. Determine the differences between spontaneous and responsive desire among couples. 
  3. Analyze arousal non-concordance as it relates to sexual satisfaction.
  4. Assess the relationship between mindfulness practices and enhanced physical sensation. 
  5. Investigate sexual myths to resolve the internal struggles of “am I normal?”
  6. Determine ways to address and resolve difficult feelings to strengthen couples’ relationships and rekindle desire.
Desire & the Brain
  • Spontaneous vs. responsive desire
  • What to do when there’s a mismatch
  • Wanting vs. liking vs. learning
  • Limitations of the research & potential risks
The Model of Sexual Response
  • The brain’s sexual accelerator
  • What hits the brakes?
  • How the dual model influences sexual styles
  • Context sensitivity of pleasure perceptions
  • Help clients identify what influences their pleasure
Address Arousal Discrepancies
  • Address the myth of body response
  • The relationship between body & desire
  • Consent in the age of #metoo & #timesup
  • What actually predicts sexual satisfaction
Attachment & Trauma
  • The dark side of attachment
  • Attachment style & sex-life satisfaction
  • Self-compassion for sexual trauma survivors
  • Skills for sexual trauma survivors to release blame
Strategies to Enhance Sexual Desire
  • Help clients identify their most pleasure-positive context
  • Leverage the structure of sensations in the nervous system
  • Expand client understanding of pleasure
  • Mindfulness practices to enhance sensation
  • Pain’s role in sexual desire & relationship satisfaction
Enhance Couples’ Sexual Well-Being
  • Desire, frequency & what a “good sex life” looks like
  • Delve into the precise nature & role of trust in an erotic connection
  • Explore initiation style & communication skills
  • Excavate myths about gender roles & sexual “shoulds”
  • Address other sexual myths
Sexual Desire in Long-Term Relationships
  • Predictors of a strong, lasting sexual connection
  • “Show up to the party” metaphor
  • The foundation of a strong sexual connection
  • Address difficult feelings & space between partners


Emily Nagoski, Ph.D., has been a sex educator for twenty years and is the former inaugural Director of Wellness Education at Smith College. Her New York Times best-selling book, Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life, has been hailed as a groundbreaking exploration of the science of sexuality. Sex therapist, Ian Kerner called it a “master class in the science of sex” and relationship researcher John Gottman said it is “an absolutely necessary guide for all couples.” She has also written three guides for Ian Kerner’s, including the “Guide to Female Orgasm,” and her own blog, The Dirty Normal.

Dr. Nagoski has a Ph.D. in health behavior with a doctoral concentration in human sexuality from Indiana University, and a master’s degree in counseling, with a clinical internship at the Kinsey Institute Sexual Health Clinic. She has taught graduate and undergraduate classes in human sexuality, relationships and communication, stress management, and sex education.
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