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Finding reputable and helpful content for your articles and professional gatherings can sometimes be challenging. That is why we have put together a small list of books to help you get started. If you have a book that you think should also be on this list simply contact us and let us know what it is so we may consider it as we are always updating our site with new and helpful information.

Recommended Sexual Health Books-

Sex Rx: Hormones, Health, and Your Best Sex Ever
by Lauren Streicher

For millions of women in America, sex isn't always pleasurable or even possible. Instead, sex has become a low priority as they navigate marriage, motherhood, and work, not to mention cope with chronic stress and lack of sleep. Throw in the natural fluctuations in hormone levels that all women experience throughout their lives and it's not surprising that sex can become, well, a little less sexy. Additionally, common gynecological problems can make sex uncomfortable, and medical issues can cause it to be downright painful. Dr. Lauren Streicher, a leading women's sexual health expert, offers women the courage, vocabulary, and knowledge to identify and solve problems in the bedroom, for a wide range of issues—from flagging libido, vaginal dryness, and sex after menopause, to hormone supplements and the effects of medication. Sex Rx offers a wealth of knowledge along with a good dose of humor and plenty of encouragement, so that women of all ages can make having great sex a part of their lives forever.

 

American Sex Machines: The Hidden History of Sex at the U.S. Patent Office
by Hoag Levins

His book that received the most attention is "AMERICAN SEX MACHINES: The Hidden History of Sex at the U.S. Patent Office," published in 1996. The project began as research for a series of magazine articles about corporate patent wars and ended up being a three-year project that retrieved more than 800 patents related to human sexuality. Despite its salacious-sounding title, the book is actually a serious and quite unique history of engineering and American social mores as documented in 150 years of patent applications.

 

Sexy Origins and Intimate Things: The Rites and Rituals of Straights, Gays, Bis, Drags, Trans, Virgins, and Others
by Charles Panati

Employing the same careful research and driven by the unadulterated obsession with roots that made his Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things a bestseller, author Charles Panati explores the histories of myriad unmentionable subjects dirty words, kissing, risqué clothing, courtship, birth control, drag queens, sexual paraphernalia, wedding rituals.

 

The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol
by Dr. Sara Gottfried

Combining natural therapies with rigorous scientific testing and using an informative questionnaire to identify the common causes of hormonal imbalance, Dr. Gottfried provides an individualized plan in nonjudgmental and thoughtful language. Based on ten years’ study of cutting-edge medical research as a specialist in functional and integrative therapies, Dr. Gottfried’s three-tiered treatment strategy includes: supplements and targeted lifestyle changes that address underlying deficiencies, herbal therapies that restore balance and optimize your body’s natural function, and bioidentical hormones—most available without a prescription.

 

Natural Sex Boosters: Supplements that Enhance Stamina, Sensation, and Sexuality for Men and Women
by Ray Sahelian

In this A-to-Z guide, Dr. Sahelian discusses each natural substance, explaining what it is, what it does, and how it is taken. He also presents the research behind each supplement’s claims, and shares both his own and his patients’ personal experiences with natural sex boosters. Throughout the book, Dr. Sahelian highlights how these alternatives can remedy such issues as decreased desire, impotency, poor staying power, and decreased hormone production?as well as simply enhance sexual pleasure. Natural Sex Boosters provides new solutions to some very old problems.

 

Sexy Hormones: Unlocking the Secrets to Vibrant Sexual Health
by Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe

Sexy Hormones is the first book to explain when and how to use bioidentical hormones safely and effectively to eliminate hormonal health problems and get that zest back in your life. When hormone levels are not just right, body processes malfunction in grand or subtle ways, and the results wreak havoc on your sleep, your temper, your libido, and your health. This book teaches you how to balance your sexy hormones, including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA, to achieve maximum vitality.

 

Love, Sex, and Nutrition
by Dr. Bernard Jensen

Dr. Jensen looks at how eating habits can affect other important areas in life. He offers specific advice on how to improve love life, sex life, and overall health through a well-balanced, nutritional diet.

 

WomanCode: Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Your Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex Drive, and Become a Power Source
by Alisa Vitti

In WomanCode, you will learn how to connect the dots between your symptoms, your biochemistry, and food. This prescriptive program over the past decade has successfully helped thousands of women regulate their periods, clear up their skin, lose weight, alleviate PMS, get pregnant naturally, have more successful IVF, restore their energy, improve their moods, and have better sex. Vitti's revolutionary five-step program gives you the insight and tools you need to: · work in harmony with your body's natural rhythms · minimize the impact of toxins in the environment, your diet, and the products that you use · target and support the parts of your endocrine function (blood sugar, adrenals, elimination, or reproduction) that need attention · tap into the immensely transformative power of your feminine energy.

 

A Guide to America's Sex Laws
by Richard A. Posner, Katharine B. Silbaugh

A Guide to America's Sex Laws is the first concise compendium of the nation's sex laws. It summarizes the laws regulating personal sexual activity, revealing gaps, anachronisms, anomalies, inequalities, and irrationalities, and providing an empirical basis for studies of sexual regulation. Judge Richard A. Posner and Katharine B. Silbaugh cover broadly defined areas of regulation, providing background and definitions and placing the laws in their historical and constitutional context.

 

Eco-Sex: Go Green Between the Sheets and Make Your Love Life Sustainable
by Stefanie Iris Weiss

Leaving a smaller carbon footprint in the bedroom is easy with Eco-Sex, a green sex guide that will inspire both sexual and ecological excitement. Renew your passion for the environment while you recharge your love life—with green sex toys, low-impact lingerie, fair-trade condoms, bamboo bed linens, conflict-free diamonds, and much more. Eco-Sex will help you avoid the sins of greenwashing while you probe the deeper underpinnings of healthy, chemical-free sex.

 

The Kinsey Institute New Report On Sex
by June M. Reinisch, Ruth Beasley

The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction is recognized as one of the world's most authoritative and trusted sources of information concerning sexuality, sexual health and practices, and related issues. Now the Kinsey Institute has compiled a thorough, easy-to-read volume containing hundreds of answers to actual questions they're asked most often.

 

America's War on Sex: The Attack on Law, Lust and Liberty (Sex, Love, and Psychology)
by Marty Klein

Our government and the Religious Right are successfully censoring what you read, hear, and see; limiting your access to contraception; legislating good moral values; and brainwashing your kids that God hates premarital sex. The Right has politicized private life, expanding the zone of public sexuality. This guarantees policies that will worsen social problems and increase personal anxiety, providing proof that sexuality is fundamentally negative—so citizens demand more sex-negative policies. With examples ripped from today's headlines, with brutal honesty and a wicked sense of humor, Marty Klein names names, challenges political hypocrisy, and shows the financial connections between government and conservative religious groups that are systematically taking away your rights. And, in the process, changing American society—forever.

 

The Government Vs. Erotica: The Siege of Adam & Eve
by Philip D. Harvey

In 1986, a small mail-order company was invaded by 37 armed law enforcement agents who instantly shut down all operations, herded the employees into a warehouse, and then systematically interrogated everyone, allowing them to leave only after subpoenas were distributed. Although this episode may sound like a police action in the former East Germany, in fact it was implemented by the U.S. Justice Department, then headed by Edwin Meese, against Adam & Eve, a North Carolina business that sells contraceptives, sex toys, and adult videos. Owner Phil Harvey's first-hand account of this David-and-Goliath battle goes to the heart of our national debate over First Amendment freedom of expression versus government attempts to limit the availability of erotic materials.

 

Guide To Getting It On
by Paul Joannides Psy.D., Daerick Gröss Sr.

Suitable for gay or straight lovers, The Guide to Getting it On! "was written to help expand the consciousness of its readers," says the introduction; and indeed, it includes instructions for doing acts the average person has never heard of or imagined. The 25-page glossary includes modern and classic sexual slang terms, making this a book that parents may want to keep on hand for reference. Topics covered include anatomy, massage, sex toys, how to explain sex to kids, how to keep a long-term sexual relationship exciting, STDs, abortion, premature ejaculation, fantasies, "weenie angst," and more.

 

A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the World's Largest Experiment Reveals about Human Desire
by Ogas, Ogi, Gaddam, Sai

Informed by 18,000 interviews and bold insight from neuroscientists Sai Gaddam and Ogi Ogas, this groundbreaking study will likely rock many people's perceptions of what stimulates males and females. The surprising results not only demonstrate people's needs, but the needs of people's mates as well. "An enjoyable, exhaustive, and often insightful look at what turns us on-sure to excite readers.

 

Perversion for Profit: The Politics of Pornography and the Rise of the New Right
by Whitney Strub

While America is not alone in its ambivalence toward sex and its depictions, the preferences of the nation swing sharply between toleration and censure. This pattern has grown even more pronounced since the 1960s, with the emergence of the New Right and its attack on the "floodtide of filth" that was supposedly sweeping the nation. Antipornography campaigns became the New Right's political capital in the 1960s, laying the groundwork for the "family values" agenda that shifted the country to the right.

 



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