Healing Sex: A Mind-Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma

Narrated by: Traci Odom
Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
Categories: Erotica, Sex Instruction
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Publisher's Summary

Healing Sex is the encouraging, sex-positive guide for all women survivors of sexual assault - heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian, coupled, and single - who want to delight in their own sexuality. While most books on the topic broach sexuality to reassure women that it's all right to say "no" to unwanted sex, Healing Sex encourages women to learn how to say "yes" - to their own desires and on their own terms.

  • New! Somatics and Healing Trauma: A new introduction explores developments in the field of trauma and the role of the body as an essential place of change, learning, and transformation.
  • New! An updated bibliography and resource section.

©2007 Cleis Press (P)2011 Cleis Press

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Important topic

Where does Healing Sex: A Mind-Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's unfortunate this book needs to be written - it's too bad 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will be sexually abused. But since we haven't figured out a way to break the cycle of abuse and stop the abusers from violating those younger and more vulnerable, we can all read books like this and heal from the abuse that is passed down with each generation.

This book offers critical information on healing and sex ed, but I found the way it was recorded to be very confusing. The book is edited so that the narrator reads in a rapid, seamless fashion; she shares info from the author, and then without pause launches into a personal account from someone interviewed. This breathless approach left me constantly confused, recalibrating and shaking my head. I kept getting wrong ideas and messed up context. Maybe this is an example of a book that doesn't translate well to audio, or perhaps they could have set it up differently.

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I was looking forward to hearing this book. I tried to keep an open mind. I thought the main focus of this book was for my healing. This books main focus is yes to healing, but also focuses on the predator and how to have a better understanding of why they do what they do. I don’t need to know how their brain works. My main focus is my healing not theirs. Again, I tried to have an open mind but it didn’t feel right. I don’t recommend this book to anyone and I will be returning it.

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Would you consider the audio edition of Healing Sex: A Mind-Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma to be better than the print version?

In some ways it is better in audio because you can hear the words of others traumatized and it makes it more real and understandable that you are not alone. It is healthy to hear the variety of sexual words said out loud to remove some of the "taboo" from them.In other ways, I'd like the book. I'd like the list of references and I'd like to have the chapter guides to use as a check off sheet to provide structure and steps to move through trauma.I intend to buy the book too. It is an incredible resource.

What did you like best about this story?

Reality about norms, normalicy of sex and sexual terms and behaviors.

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Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definately not. This is a lot of information to take it.

Any additional comments?

If you have had sexual trauma, believed that sex is dirty or wrong, digest this book!

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I'm not a survivor of childhood abuse, but of an adult abusive relationship. My girlfriend recommended I read this, and I'm glad I did. It's sex positive, queer positive, and affirming. The voice of the narrator felt a little new-agey, but wasn't off putting. I appreciated the chapters about working through triggers and dissociating the most.

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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have listened twice this book and I am going to buy a paper copy of it now.

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Healing Sex

Enjoyed the book and thought the information was well thoughtout. I also thought the narration was top notch and well paced. Thank you.

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Wonderful!!

I’ve had so much counseling regarding abuse from childhood but this book took me down a road that church and other books have failed. I reclaimed my sexuality for me. I feel free on a whole new level. I feel like I’ve finally found myself and I’m so excited to live life with authenticity for the first time. Ever. Thank you to the author of this book. It was truly a Godsend.

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very helpful

this book is so helpful for my healing process from sexual trauma and abuse. my partner also read it and had a hard time relating at some points, but overall, he found it very informative and helpful.

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narrator is too cold for topic

This book was recommended to help heal sexual abuse. I find the narrator quite cold and has a tendency to make me feel like I'm in a scientific environment. During times of hopelessness the way she reads this makes me feel like a scientific experiment. Though it is about science a softer more relatable voice may be more comfortable for a survivor.

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Extremely helpful

If you are someone who wants to heal or understand healing from child sexual abuse this is a great book. Very informative about sex exploration as well.

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  • kenneth
  • 05-18-12

title info

'Healing Sex. A Mind-Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma' by Staci Haines. A name change for this book is the second edition of 'The survivors guide to sex. How to have an empowered sex life after childhood sexual abuse.'

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  • 08-11-15

Great book

Much needed very helpful I recommend this book however I had to take it slow