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From Madness to Mindfulness
Reinventing Sex for Women
Jennifer Gunsaullus, PhD, PhD
ISBN: 9781627782968
Book (Paperback)
Cleis Press
$17.95
5 x 8
272 pages
August 1, 2019


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“This book is a game-changer! I truly believe that From Madness to Mindfulness will help many women to make peace with their relationship with their sexual selves.” —Neil Cannon, Ph.D., LMFT, sex therapist, couples counselor, professor of Marriage & Family Therapy, Denver Family Institute

"Using mindfulness, meditation, and other carefully illustrated exercises, she shows us the way for a woman to dump internalized negative beliefs, reclaim her power, and enjoy her sexuality without shame." —Isadora Alman, MFT, CST, columnist at Psychology Today, author of What People Keep Asking Me About Sex & Relationships

"This book is a must-read for those who are flailing to find ballast in these confusing times about sex, dating and relationships. Dr. Jenn provides a practical road map for women to navigate ways for thriving in this new sexual world.” --Patti Britton, PhD, AASECT past-president, clinical sexologist, co-founder of SexCoachU.com

LONG VERSION: “Gunsaullus writes with a rare freshness that brings alive her message that women can heal the split between shame and pleasure through a mindfulness approach. She offers everyday solutions to the crisis of unworthiness and sexual discomfort among females today, and shows women how to embrace their pain, feel their vulnerabilities, and soothe their aching souls to become fully empowered sexual humans. This book is a must-read for those who are flailing to find ballast in these confusing times about sex, dating and relationships. Dr. Jenn provides a practical road map for women to navigate ways for thriving in this new sexual world.” --Patti Britton, PhD, AASECT past-president, clinical sexologist, co-founder of SexCoachU.com

“I learned about the mechanics of female sexual pleasure in my sex ed class.”
“I am able to have a difficult conversation with my partner about our relationship.”
“I can boldly and openly carry a tampon to the restroom in public.”
“I am totally comfortable being naked in front of a new partner.”

If you disagree with any of these statements (or all of them), you are not alone. You are one of many, many women who are feeling the effects of “sexual madness.” According to Jennifer Gunsaullus, PhD, sociologist and sex coach, it is time for women to break free from the labyrinth of societal baggage in relation to sexual education, expectations, and fulfillment.

From Madness to Mindfulness sets out to help women empower themselves, and future generations of young women, to transition out of a state of sexual madness and into a state of sexual mindfulness. A state in which women can give themselves permission to feel more worthy of love and great sex (and then have it!). Dr. Jenn will guide you through the process of assessing levels of “mis-education” in regard to relationships, communication, sex, passion, desire, and body image and integrating mindfulness practices to overcome your own personal “madness.” Replete with personal stories and a wide array of client accounts, along with guided questions, action items, and tips to create a personal Reinventing Sex plan, Dr. Jenn will help guide you to become a thriving sexual being . . . on your own terms.

Jennifer Gunsaullus, PhD, sociologist and sex coach is a national speaker on intimacy, sexual consent, healthy relationships, erotic play, and mindful sex. She has presented two TEDx Talks and is a podcast host and intimacy expert on the morning news, as well as an active philanthropist with Women Give San Diego. Dr. Jenn has over 1.5 million hits on her In the Den with Dr. Jenn YouTube video series and appears as an expert in a documentary on masturbation, Sticky: A (Self) Love Story. Visit her at www.drjennsden.com.
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