Slow Sex: The Path to Fulfilling and Sustainable Sexuality (Paperback)
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A revolutionary practice for couples to enhance sexuality and reach higher states of consciousness
• How to make sex a conscious decision, not an accidental encounter
• Discusses how slowness increases sensitivity and awakens the body’s innate mechanism for ecstasy
• Reveals how sexuality can be sustainable and enjoyable well into old age
While fast, hot, orgasm-driven sex can bring momentary satisfaction, in the long run it can become boring and mechanical, causing many couples to lose interest and stop making time for physical intimacy. The first step to revive a waning sex life or make a healthy one more fulfilling, says author Diana Richardson, is to make sex a conscious decision rather than an accidental encounter. Focusing on eye contact, subtle sensations, and deep breathing, Diana’s practice of slow sex awakens the body’s innate mechanism for ecstasy, unlocking the door to extraordinary realms of sensitivity, sensuality, and higher consciousness.
Exploring the healing, spiritual power of slow sex, this book offers a step-by-step guide for committed couples to transform sex into a meditative, loving union of complementary energies. It explains how slow sex increases sensitivity and sexual vitality and how, because it creates and restores love, slow sex is loving sex. With a focus on coolness rather than heat, this practice provides couples a way to reach a shared meditative state and use it as a vehicle to achieve higher consciousness. Illustrating different positions for eye contact, deep sustained penetration, and soft penetration, this book reveals that sex truly can be sustainable and enjoyable well into old age.
About the Author
Diana Richardson is the author of Tantric Sex for Men, The Heart of Tantric Sex and Tantric Orgasm for Women and is a teacher and practitioner of holistic body therapies. Born in South Africa, she became the disciple of tantric Master Osho in India in 1979. She is now based in Europe and travels extensively with her partner, hosting weeklong retreats for couples in tantric lovemaking.
“Like everything else in this fast-forward world, our sex lives have been infected by the virus of hurry. Slow Sex is the perfect antidote. With warmth and wisdom, Diana Richardson shows how slowing down in the bedroom can bring us better sex, better relationships, and a better world. What are you waiting for? The time has come to unleash your inner tortoise in the bedroom!”
— Carl Honoré, author of In Praise of Slowness
“How rare it is for a book to appear about sex and sensuality with a truly fresh and innovative approach. Diana Richardson has crafted a masterpiece that is warm, evocative, timely, and accessible to everyone. Her wise and inviting style will welcome you into a fascinating new world where your experience of sexuality will be forever changed. If you’ve wanted just one book that could give you the most simple and powerful access into the ancient, beautiful world of Tantra, here it is . . .”
— Marc David, author of The Slow Down Diet and founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating
“. . . Slow Sex is making tantric concepts truly accessible to people with no experience with (or inclination to study) eastern philosophy and practices. By using simple language, with this broader audience of readers is comfortable with, and by giving readers permission to explore at their own pace, she opens the door for the exploration of diverse sexual experiences which will enhance and nourish body, mind, and spirit.”
— Anna Jedrziewski, New Age Retailer, January 2011
“. . . Richardson offers step-by-step guidance, and even former skeptics swear by it's value--physical, emotional and spiritual. We know sex is important to our pleasure; this kind is also essential to our well-being.”
— Whole Life Times, January 2011
“Although couples of all ages will benefit from the book, it's a must-have for older couples looking for a sustainable activity that will benefit their relationships.”
— Common Ground, February 2011