Winner of the 2009 Smart Marriages® Impact Award

Think all sex should be earth shattering? The quality of most couple sex doesn’t measure up to the much distorted image of the perfect romantic love/passionate sex encounter portrayed in popular culture. In Discovering Your Couple Sexual Style: Sharing Desire, Pleasure, and Satisfaction, renowned marital and sex therapist Barry McCarthy and his wife Emily McCarthy urge couples to ignore what they see on TV, in books, or online, and discover their own unique sexual style.

The McCarthys offer three guidelines for sexual satisfaction: develop positive, realistic sexual expectations; explore sensual and sexual options; and communicate sexual desires. With this foundation, couples can take a straightforward survey to determine which of four couple sexual styles best fits their relationship. Based on three years of research and treating more than 4,000 individuals and couples, Discovering Your Couple Sexual Style provides information, guidelines, exercises, and case studies that will help readers find their own sexual voice and develop a mutually satisfying sexual style.

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Part I: Developing a Healthy Couple Sexuality

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Part II: Enhancing Desire and Satisfaction

chapter 5|6 pages

Keeping Your Sexual Options Open

chapter 6|6 pages

Building Bridges to Desire

chapter 8|8 pages

Optimizing Sexual Intercourse

chapter 9|8 pages

Savoring Orgasm and Afterplay

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Part III: Surmounting Sexual Challenges

chapter 10|10 pages

Overcoming Sexual Inhibitions

chapter 11|6 pages

Dealing with Illness and Sex

chapter 12|8 pages

Looking for Help from Pro-Sex Medications

chapter 13|8 pages

Confronting Sex and Aging

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Part IV: Maintaining Healthy Couple Sexuality

chapter 15|6 pages

Maintaining Sexual Vitality