Books

These books will improve your marriage and your sex life and satisfy your sexual curiosity.

As a sex expert, I get many books on love, sex and relationships crossing my desk. Some linger and are reread multiple times, while others are read, scoffed at and then tossed quickly from my sight.

This is a list of the former: Five books that either caught my eye, educated my mind, opened my networks to invaluable dialogue, or simply stimulated my sex craving curiosity button for more than a fleeting moment. Here they are:

1.) The Guide to Getting It On – Sixth Edition, by Paul Joannides

With 15 new illustrations, five new chapters, 48 additional pages and 2,753 updates, this fully revised and expanded 6th edition of the Guide To Getting It On is the best ever. You will be hard-pressed to find a single page of this down-to-earth sex book that doesn’t bring a smile, a blush of crimson, or a moment of awe. Few books on sex are as satisfying.

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2.) The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

The 5 Love Languages® has been improving relationships for more than 25 years. Its ideas are simple and conveyed with clarity and humor, making this book as practical as it is personable. Get inspired by real life stories and a common sense approach that will teach you to love better and grow closer.

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3.) Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel

Throughout the ages we have aspired to increase our IQ – and recently our EI (Emotional Intelligence), but the thought of sharpening our erotic intelligence has only recently taken ground. Perel helps us to explore this crucial third component through her theories on the pitfalls of modern intimacy within long term relationships, and her beliefs on how we can sustain our erotic vitality within the monogamous setting.

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4.) The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman

John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage by using rigorous scientific procedures to observe the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over many years. Here is the culmination of his life’s work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Packed with practical questionnaires and exercises, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.

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5.) The Erotic Mind by Jack Morin

Challenging accepted theories about what makes for terrific sex, The Erotic Mind is a breakthrough exploration of the least understood dimensions of human sexuality—the psychology of desire, arousal, and fulfillment. Nationally known sex therapist Dr. Jack Morin offers a bold new perspective that celebrates the joys of Eros without denying its risks.

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My list of must-read books is endless but I will just leave you with these five in the hopes that one may catch your eye, call out to you in a sexy voice, and persuade you to open its cover. Happy reading and enjoy! I know I did…. over and over and over again!