Sex, Health, and Consciousness: How to Reclaim Your Pleasure Potential (Paperback)
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Explore how the intersection of sex, health, and consciousness unlocks a new paradigm of pleasure.
Our sexuality is an integral part of who we are, yet our understanding of sex has been warped by everything from age-old taboos and religious dogma to a popular culture that views sexuality as transactional. With Sex, Health, and Consciousness, Liz Goldwyn, founder of the thriving online platform and podcast The Sex Ed, has created an inclusive, holistic, and much-needed guide to sexual well-being—and the pleasure that’s possible when we embrace our sexuality as a natural part of a healthy human experience.
In this comprehensive resource, Goldwyn shows readers how to expand their pleasure potential through an in-depth exploration of how our sexuality, physical and emotional health, and consciousness are intimately woven together. Gender fluid and non-age specific, Sex, Health, and Consciousness goes well beyond Sex 101, covering spiritual and energetic influences on sexuality—such as the chakra system, yin and yang energies, mindfulness practice, and more—along with social and biological factors—including research on sexual health and first-person accounts of sexual awakening.
“In order to have the best relationship with your sexuality, and therefore the best sex possible, you need to make sure your mind, body, and consciousness are in alignment,” writes Goldwyn. “Because experiencing greater joy, connection, and pleasure is your birthright.”
About the Author
Liz Goldwyn is an author, a filmmaker, and the founder of The Sex Ed, an online platform and podcast dedicated to sexual well-being. She has lectured at UCLA, Yale University, The Hammer Museum, and other high-visibility venues, and has been featured in Vogue, the New York Times, New York magazine, and ELLE, among other publications. Learn more at thesexed.com.
“[Goldwyn] offers a practical guide for navigating the complexities of sexual intimacy… Readers will appreciate Goldwyn’s inclusive recommendations that account for a spectrum of sexual preferences and practices… This wide-ranging primer has a lot to offer.” —Publishers Weekly
“In Sex, Health, and Consciousness, Liz Goldwyn gives us an inspiring vision of a world where our sacred sexuality isn’t something to hide—but something to cherish and nurture. Liz artfully guides all of us toward this new normal, with tools and skill-building that unleash healthy pleasure and provide us with a more expansive definition of full-body health. Read this book, and watch your sexuality flourish.” —Emily Morse, doctor of human sexuality, CEO & founder of Sex with Emily
“Sex, Health, and Consciousness offers an approachable, welcoming path to opening your mind to new ways of thinking around sexuality, allowing the reader to discover for themselves what is possible. Liz is a nurturing companion for the ride, sharing her hard-won wisdom, vulnerability, and often hilarious experiences along the way.” —Marisa Tomei, Academy Award-winning actress, activist
“In Sex, Health, and Consciousness, Liz introduces a new, expanded approach to sexual liberation that urges the reader to explore sexuality through a holistic, fully embodied state of emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.” —Sophia Amoruso, New York Times bestselling author of #GIRLBOSS
“With humor and unflinching honesty about her own struggles and awakenings, Liz brings down to earth topics most of us are uncomfortable asking about. Sex, Health, and Consciousness is full of helpful information and practical advice, discussing the complexities of human sexuality with compassion, clarity, and, most importantly, an absence of shame.” —Tony Goldwyn, actor, director, producer
“Whether recounting stories from surfer buddies, her dying father, or burlesque queens of the past, Liz Goldwyn imparts the wisdom she has learned about sex from her extensive research and life experiences to her reader in the most inspired yet relatable way possible. Sex, Health, and Consciousness is a collection of lived experiences, not just of the author but of the many sexperts she’s had the privilege of knowing and interviewing over the years. The book ties together history, myth, religion and spirituality, comedy, porn, pop culture, technology, and the environment to allow its reader to ascend to a greater understanding of the power sex has in each of our lives. One walks away from this book with a better understanding about how to appreciate the changes our bodies and mind go through over time and how sex and sexuality are key ingredients to a happier and healthier existence.” —Joshua Gonzalez, MD, board-certified urologist, specialist in sexual medicine
“Liz Goldwyn has done it again! Sex, Health, and Consciousness is sure to reinvent the way you think about intimacy, relationships, and yourself.” —Natasha Lyonne, actress, director, writer, producer