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Sex on the Brain: 12 Lessons to Enhance Your Love Life | [Daniel G. Amen]

Sex on the Brain: 12 Lessons to Enhance Your Love Life

As the largest and most sensitive sexual organ in the body, a healthy human brain enhances your sex life and heightens sensation. A troubled brain, however, makes emotional and physical connection with others difficult. So forget the implants, the fad diets, and the pills. Learning about this intriguing and sexy organ is the key to your sexual satisfaction.
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Publisher's Summary

While plastic surgeons, diet gurus, and the pharmaceutical industry may have convinced you that they hold the secret to a fulfilling sex life, the truth is that you already have the only thing you really need: a brain. As the largest and most sensitive sexual organ in the body, a healthy human brain enhances your sex life and heightens sensation. A troubled brain, however, makes emotional and physical connection with others difficult. So forget the implants, the fad diets, and the pills. Learning about this intriguing and sexy organ is the key to your sexual satisfaction.

Based on Dr. Daniel Amen's latest research in practical neuroscience, Sex on the Brain shares 12 lessons that will help you enhance your love and sex lives through understanding and improving brain function. Filled with practical suggestions and information on how sex can save your life, Sex on the Brain reveals:

  • How sex helps prevent heart disease, improve memory, stave off cancer, and boost your immune system
  • How the differences between men's and women's brains affect our perceptions and interest in sex, and how you can understand these differences to make the most of opportunities with your partner
  • Why breakups hurt so much, and what you can do to ease the pain
  • Surefire techniques to fix common problems (depression, PMS, ADD) that get in the way of good sex
  • How to make yourself unforgettable to your partner

Everyone wants to know how to improve his or her love life, but so few of us understand the integral role that the brain plays in getting us in the mood, keeping us excited about our partner, and helping us achieve greater satisfaction. Sex on the Brain explains everything, showing you how use your brain to create a healthy, happy, and hot sex life.

©2007 Daniel G. Amen; (P)2007 Tantor Media Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Amen tackles the neuroscience of attraction like a tour guide in a candy store, pointing out how everything works and what happens when particular areas become over- or under-reactive....Written in a conversational tone, the book is sprinkled with lively anecdotes." (Los Angeles Times)

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    Ronald Albury Cincinnati, OH USA 12-02-07
    Ronald Albury Cincinnati, OH USA 12-02-07 Member Since 2008
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    "Great book - for some"

    This is not your typical sex book. It is more like an incredibly interesting text book from an incredibly interesting 200 level college class. As Dr. Amen described how different over/under-active parts of the brain effect personality/relationships/sex, I was amazed at how easily I could identify those traits in family members and friends.

    I highly recommend this book.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn Frisco, TX, USA 06-09-08
    Kathryn Frisco, TX, USA 06-09-08 Member Since 2002
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    "Outstanding book"

    Having successful relationships depends on factors in our control and factors out of our control. This book is interesting and thought provoking as it reveals how brain chemistry, dysfunctional patterns and previous brain injuries can at a minimum influence and at a maximum destroy even the most well intentioned relationship. The author's stated policy of having anyone who wants to date his daughters more than a few months undergo a brain scan shocked me a little at first, but as I learned more about all the "hard wired" issues that aren't visible, it makes a lot of sense. I struggled in a marriage for over 18 yrs with someone who had several damage factors in his history and despite counseling and now court intervention still has abuse patterns that he thinks are perfectly normal. Knowing that these issues on some levels are a permanent factor brings more compassion than anything else, along with the awareness that restricting conflict opportunities is a wise move.
    Moving forward in my forties, knowing how positive and healthy a happy and active sex life is for both partners into what most consider too old for sex (70+!) is a pretty great bonus.
    If you are looking for "how to" or something simple, probably not...but if you want to know more about what is happening behind the scenes and how to enhance your likelihood of great sex and strong relationships...highly recommended.


    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Escondido, CA, USA 06-03-07
    Chris Escondido, CA, USA 06-03-07 Member Since 2007
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    "More Chemistry than lessons"

    This is not a how-to book. This is a book about brain chemistry with a few suggestions on how to take advantage of what we know. Not bad but not what I was expecting.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Jill M. Stecher Fullerton, CA USA 11-30-07
    Jill M. Stecher Fullerton, CA USA 11-30-07 Member Since 2005

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    "This is not a how to manual"

    This is a very interesting book regarding the brain and sex. Lots of fun facts regarding how sex affects our brain chemistry, fertility, longevity, chances of getting cancer, strokes, etc. I enjoyed it immensely.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    William Smyrna, GA, USA 11-06-07
    William Smyrna, GA, USA 11-06-07 Member Since 2005
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    "What is this book about?"

    This book varies between self-promotion and tiresome list reading. It fails to help apply what is known about sex, neuroendocrinology and psychiatry. It almost makes sex a boring topic.

    Nah, it succeeds at that.

    I suggest She Comes First as a better example of applied clinical science to aid human sexual relationships.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Portland, OR, USA 07-16-09
    Susan Portland, OR, USA 07-16-09
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    "Little to do with sex"

    The title of this book could honestly be title "The brain and its structure" The content of the book had very little to do with sex, it was more about diagnosis of mental illness with a brief mention about how treating each particular mental illness would help the sufferers sex life.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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