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Reclaiming Pleasure: A Sex Positive Guide for Moving Past Sexual Trauma and Living a Passionate Life (Paperback)
Go beyond surviving to reclaim your sexual self.
If you have experienced sexual abuse, assault, harassment, or rape, you may feel disconnected from your sexual self--even if you've overcome the initial trauma of your experience. You are a survivor; but surviving is just the beginning. This book explores what comes next.
Written by a psychotherapist and grounded in cutting-edge research, Reclaiming Pleasure picks up where other sexual trauma recovery books leave off. It offers practical tools to help you cultivate a sense of safety, security and trust in order to reclaim the vitality, pleasure and great sex you deserve. The book will also serve as your compass on a journey toward the rediscovery of desire, letting you explore what you want from others and for yourself.
This groundbreaking book will help you:
- Understand the lasting mental, physical, sexual, and relational impacts of sexual trauma
- Move beyond feelings of shame
- Reclaim pleasure and reignite passion in your life
Surviving is merely the first step in the process of recovery from sexual trauma. With this sex-positive and empowering guide, you are invited to take your recovery to the next level. You'll feel emboldened by the desire for better sex, healthier relationships, and a more connected, pleasurable life.
About the Author
Holly Richmond, PhD, is a somatic psychotherapist, certified sex therapist, and licensed marriage and family therapist. She is a frequent contributor to publications and media outlets on the intersection of psychology and sexuality, specializing in the treatment of survivors and the recovery of sexual health after trauma. Foreword writer Alexandra H. Solomon, PhD, is adjunct faculty in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, host of the podcast Reimagining Love, and author of Loving Bravely and Taking Sexy Back.