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The Mechanics of Intimacy and Desire

The Mechanics of Intimacy and Desire

Join Dr. David Schnarch, world-renown sex and marital therapist, and international best-selling author explore the crossroads of healthy sexuality and the maturation of our humanity.  Dr. Schnarch’s brilliant understanding of the core issues behind the majority of sexual problems that most couples face and his compassionate articulation of the insights and practices that lead to satisfying long term relating are hopeful and inspiring.   His latest work which applies the new science of neurobiology to our understanding of our sexual selves and our capacity to relate are nothing short of life changing.

David is a licensed clinical psychologist, world-renown sex and marital therapist, and international best-selling author.  He is the founder of CrucibleŽ Therapy, regarded by many as the most sophisticated integration of sex, intimacy, spirituality, personal development, and marital therapy developed to date. His first book, Constructing The Sexual Crucible: An Integration of Sexual and Marital Therapy  is widely used in clinical training programs across the country and read by therapists around the world.

His second book, Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Emotionally Committed Relationships is a perennial international best seller. It sold over 300,000 copies in the U.S.A. before being re-released this year by W. W. Norton & Co. (May, 2009).  His third book, Resurrecting Sex: Resolving Sexual Problems and Rejuvenating Your Relationship  is a definitive guide for sexual dysfunction issues  for both men and women.  His insightful and compassionate understanding integrates the psychological, interpersonal and medical issues that inhibit sexual health. His latest book, Intimacy & Desire: Rekindling the Passion in Your Relationship  takes his previous work to a higher level of understanding by placing sexuality and relationships in the context of current neurobiology science and offering hands on solutions that not only unravel the sexual issues that plague 70% of the population but also provide insight and remedies for the core issues in brain function itself.

This may be one of the most thought provoking and intriguing interviews of my radio career to date.  Don’t miss it.

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Wendy Strgar

Wendy Strgar, founder and CEO of Good Clean Love, is a loveologist who writes and lectures on Making Love Sustainable, a green philosophy of relationships which teaches the importance of valuing the renewable resources of love, intimacy and family.  In her new book, Love that Works: A Guide to Enduring Intimacy,  she tackles the challenging issues of sustaining relationships and healthy intimacy with an authentic and disarming style and simple yet innovative adviceIt has been called "the essential guide for relationships."  The book is available on ebook.  Wendy has been married for 27 years to her husband, a psychiatrist, and lives with their four children ages 13- 22 in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


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8:16AM PDT on May 16, 2012

thanks for sharing.

5:10PM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

People who do not appreciate the natural experience of sex, for whatever reason, should perhaps avoid exposing themselves to discussions of it. I cannot stand vinegar so I try to avoid drinking or smelling it.

8:22AM PDT on Apr 12, 2012

Even if sex isn't a sin, it's simply disgusting, just like swimming in a septic tank.

8:20AM PDT on Apr 12, 2012

disgusting, disgusting, disgusting, disgusting, disgusting

12:43PM PST on Feb 4, 2012

Since 70% of the population is "plagued" with keeping sexual desire alive for the long haul, then maybe it's not possible? Perhaps marriage should be abolished and people should have a succession of hot sexual relationships with different people, one after another. That would definitely keep the excitement alive. I don't know how anybody got the idea that relationships were supposed to be sexually satisfying any way. The Christian Taliban of America has decreed that marriage is supposed to be between a man and a woman with missionary position sex only and only for reproduction purposes. Anal sex and blow jobs are forbidden!
SEX is a SIN of the FLESH! It's not SUPPOSED to be fun, it's a LIFE SENTENCE! It's not OK to enjoy sex in the first place so why don't people shut up and serve their time. The Catholic Church doesn't like mouthy malcontents.

10:36AM PST on Feb 4, 2012

Thanks for the article.

5:14AM PST on Jan 30, 2011

Thanks for the info.

2:55PM PDT on Nov 4, 2010

I agree with Judith P. This isn't an article containing actual information. It's just a sales ad.

6:27PM PDT on Oct 11, 2010

Sounds like an ad to sell a book.

4:20PM PDT on Oct 11, 2010


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