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Your Brain on Sex

How Smarter Sex Can Change Your Life
Narrated by: Sean Barker
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
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Why you need to think more about sex....

What if great sex wasn't just great sex: What if great sex could actually change your life? Your Brain on Sex offers a groundbreaking and intriguing look at how each one of us can transform our lives by focusing our thoughts on our true sexual desires. This book lays out a bold yet simple path for uncovering your true self through sex. It's more than just great sex. It's smart sex - sex that can change your life.

You will learn how to discover your true desires, understand what they mean, and use those secrets to create powerful change.

Find the answers to these and other questions in Your Brain on Sex:

  • Why do you feel chemistry with some people and not others?
  • What do your sexual fantasies mean?
  • How can you use sex to find the right life partner?
  • Why has your sex life become boring or nonexistent?
  • What does your past have to do with sex now?
  • When should you act out your sexual fantasies?
  • Do you think about other things during sex?

©2011 Stanley Siegel (P)2016 Stanley Siegel

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distracting narrator

I love the book, but when narrator reads women's dialogue he changes his voice and it's unbearable.

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80% crap

I've read/listened to a lot of relationship/sex books. This was one of the worst. That's not to say I didn't get anything out of it. There were a couple of gems, and that's the reason it's not a 1 rating.

Could have had better narration. The best narrators probably aren't into reading these kinds of books but would make them a lot more bearable when you get to the couples' stories.

Better books are "Mating In Captivity, " or "Passionate Marriage."

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No Nonsense Guide to Discovery

These authors give real-life examples from their practice and research of how to overcome inhibitions and past traumas in order to enjoy a fulfilling sex life.

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very helpful

if you don't have an aha moment reading this book, your are either enlightened or you didn't understand. looking forward to re reading it throughout my self exploration journey to uncover deeper layers of myself.

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Horrible Narrator

I’ve listened to at least 100 audiobooks and this narrator is the worst yet. When he is reading the body of the text he is so slow that you have to listen on a faster speed to make it bearable. The main problem is that when he reads quotations from patients, and there are a lot of them, he attempts to give them distinctive voices, as if he were reading dialogue in a novel. His attempt to read in women’s voices is downright ridiculous. Even when reading passages written by the female author, he adopts an insipid tone, as if all women are shy and furtive and lack confidence. I’m a man and therefore not personally insulted, but it is curious how a professional performer could be so clueless about how real women sound.

The book itself is a decent introduction to the psychology of sexual desire. The author relies too much on quotations from his patients. Paraphrasing would be more effective and efficient, making the over-use of quotations seem like an attempt to pad out the book.

There could have been a lot more analysis. Some of the explanations about why people develop certain fetishes or interests rely too much on generalizations. But overall the content of the book is interesting, and it presents some good ideas about how to discover the true meaning of our sexual desires.

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Book is awesome, issues with the reader’s vocal choices

The reader goes into a high fake/falsetto voice when reading a feminine perspective which feels really offensive, demeaning to me as a female. I am probably halfway through but may not finish the audio version of the book because it bothers me so much.

The book itself I really appreciate, for depathologizing erotic fantasies and giving a set a of and trajectory for how to work with them; encouraging a way to use fantasies for healing - not use fantasies for coping but rather to use them for self-understanding, so one can operate more effectively and intelligently in the world. I like the definition of healing as becoming more of yourself, rather than fixing yourself.

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Revealing

I found this book to be very open to all types of lifestyles. It really helps to define where some of our sexual desires, habits, fantasies can come from and what they are truly acting out. Very thought-provoking.

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Terrible

This book is terrible. Its a weird collection of anticdotes that do not ever discuss any types of studies, theory, etc... terrible.

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intelligent lust

Cutting-edge insight into the complex interplay of sex, love, lust and self-knowledge. A kick in the pants for personal growth and relationship transformation.

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extremely helpful!

very well written and helpful. I'm already using the many tools described here with my partner for deeper healing and exploration. in the one month since i started listening to this book, with self reflection and journaling, I was able to uncover and articulate my behaviour patterns that were preventing me from having deeper more fulfilling relationships.

I've been recommending this book to all my friends!

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  • Kirk
  • 09-01-18

Insightful read

I throughly enjoyed this book and appreciated the sensitive way each personal story was presented as an example in every chapter.

The self examination questions are brutal but vitally important for starting to understand yours sexual desires.

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