What They’re Reading: Patti Britton

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Book recommendations from experts in the fields of sexuality, gender, health, science and relationships.

Patti Britton

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Sex therapist and educator Patti Britton is a big fan of Heart Of Desire, by Stella Resnick

The Heart of Desire is one you won’t want to miss. Not only is it a great read, as Dr. Stella Resnick of one of those rare sexperts who walks her talk and can WRITE her own books (sorry, folks, most how-to books have ghosts behind the keyboard), but her message is so strong and gives us all hope: Yes, we can!! Yes, we CAN overcome the lust-love dilemma. I don’t know of many other books that get at the roots of the issue so thoroughly or with such pizzazz and wisdom. This is a self-help book, with a structured program embedded inside of the wise commentary and illustrations of how to move back to a sizzle when time has left you walking the desert sands of no-sex coupling.”

“This book will help couples, and you, find the pathway toward healing, overcoming foundational cues from infancy (yes, that far back has wired us for our style of intimacy), and learning how to find sexual happiness if not thriving together for the long haul.”

“In this wonderful readable and bedroom sidestand must-have book, the author articulates the need for us to understand and integrate the fields of neuroscience, neuroplasticity, attachment theory and style, breathwork, embodied process for accessing emotional states, Gestalt therapy, sex therapy, behavioral change, and the importance of unearthing the essence of being playful. It always reminds me of how dolphins play together and the little known fact about them is that they are one of the few mammal species that have sex for play, not just procreation. Maybe the dolphins know something we don’t? By diving into the literature of different aspects of human growth potential, Stella Resnick has brought out an approach that truly will be able to help couples find the spark again, change the dynamics of being friends or family back to becoming lovers, and overcome the “natural” tendency to lose lust over time in a committed loving relationship. Wahoo, Stella!!!!

—-Dr. Patti Britton, Clinical Sexologist, Co-Founder of SexCoachU.com and TheISSR.com.

Jennifer Bass (M.P.H.)

is Director of Communications at The Kinsey Institute and founder of Kinsey Institute Sexuality Information Service for Students, now Kinsey Confidential.
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