Partners in Passion

Not just another sexual guidebook, Partners in Passion is a unique, thorough, controversial, and life-changing approach for couples who long to create and sustain a deep, intimate bond. Most of us long for an intimate relationship, and though texting and emailing throughout the day may keep us superficially connected and feeling momentarily sexy, it ultimately cannot create the kind of intimacy necessary to sustain a deep, fulfilling and lasting partnership. And, with the divorce rate reaching a staggering 50% in 2013, and the breakup rate among unmarried long-term couples even higher, it appears the more we tweet, the more disconnected we become. Authors Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson have devoted their lives to studying and teaching the art of creating intimacy and to showing couples how to maintain and sustain exciting relationships. "Partners in Passion" themselves, they are critically acclaimed collaborators as well as respected and highly sought after teachers, who have traveled the world sharing their insights, knowledge, and secrets-helping thousands of people to create enduring and sexually satisfying relationships. So many of us believe that new is better, hotter, and more intense, but love at first sight isn't really love; it's chemistry. Developing the connections and intimacy that everyone craves takes time and skill. Michaels and Johnson provide readers with a fun, step-by-step, phase-by-phase guide to help them discover true, deep, loving, and romantically sexual relationships that will last for decades. Comprehensive and inclusive, Partners in Passion is highly original and provocative, drawing on a variety of sources: cutting-edge science, psychology, the authors' background in Tantra, and their personal experiences as teachers and as a couple. It focuses on sex as fundamentally relational and suggests that becoming skilled at connecting is far more important than technique. It questions received wisdom about what constitutes a good relationship-for example that getting one's needs met is paramount and that monogamy is natural and optimal. Partners in Passion proposes an alternative model founded on mutuality, a collaborative mindset, empathy, and transparency. This approach invites couples to design their own relationships and to choose consciously. It is replete with how-to suggestions and exercises, fortified by interviews with couples from diverse backgrounds, relationship styles, and orientations who are enjoying erotically vibrant partnerships. It includes an extensive resource guide that covers everything from health to erotica to alternative relationship styles, with links to many of today's leading sexuality and relationship educators. With insight and clarity, Michaels and Johnson explore:

  • A radically original perspective on what it means to be in a pair-bonded relationship
  • Why communication is important but talking is overrated
  • Why you shouldn't "work" on your relationship but should tend to it as a living entity instead
  • Why unconscious monogamy can be damaging and why monogamy of any kind is not necessarily the cornerstone of a healthy relationship
  • How to balance the need for intimacy with the need for personal freedom
  • How sexual adventuring can strengthen your bond
  • How kink can be a tool for building intimacy
  • How to deal with discrepancies, distractions, and disruptions
  • How to maintain a vibrant erotic connection throughout your lives

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Not just another sexual guidebook, Partners in Passion is a unique, thorough, controversial, and life-changing approach for couples who long to create and sustain a deep, intimate bond. Most of us long for an intimate relationship, and though texting and emailing throughout the day may keep us superficially connected and feeling momentarily sexy, it ultimately cannot create the kind of intimacy necessary to sustain a deep, fulfilling and lasting partnership. And, with the divorce rate reaching a staggering 50% in 2013, and the breakup rate among unmarried long-term couples even higher, it appears the more we tweet, the more disconnected we become. Authors Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson have devoted their lives to studying and teaching the art of creating intimacy and to showing couples how to maintain and sustain exciting relationships. "Partners in Passion" themselves, they are critically acclaimed collaborators as well as respected and highly sought after teachers, who have traveled the world sharing their insights, knowledge, and secrets-helping thousands of people to create enduring and sexually satisfying relationships. So many of us believe that new is better, hotter, and more intense, but love at first sight isn't really love; it's chemistry. Developing the connections and intimacy that everyone craves takes time and skill. Michaels and Johnson provide readers with a fun, step-by-step, phase-by-phase guide to help them discover true, deep, loving, and romantically sexual relationships that will last for decades. Comprehensive and inclusive, Partners in Passion is highly original and provocative, drawing on a variety of sources: cutting-edge science, psychology, the authors' background in Tantra, and their personal experiences as teachers and as a couple. It focuses on sex as fundamentally relational and suggests that becoming skilled at connecting is far more important than technique. It questions received wisdom about what constitutes a good relationship-for example that getting one's needs met is paramount and that monogamy is natural and optimal. Partners in Passion proposes an alternative model founded on mutuality, a collaborative mindset, empathy, and transparency. This approach invites couples to design their own relationships and to choose consciously. It is replete with how-to suggestions and exercises, fortified by interviews with couples from diverse backgrounds, relationship styles, and orientations who are enjoying erotically vibrant partnerships. It includes an extensive resource guide that covers everything from health to erotica to alternative relationship styles, with links to many of today's leading sexuality and relationship educators. With insight and clarity, Michaels and Johnson explore:

  • A radically original perspective on what it means to be in a pair-bonded relationship
  • Why communication is important but talking is overrated
  • Why you shouldn't "work" on your relationship but should tend to it as a living entity instead
  • Why unconscious monogamy can be damaging and why monogamy of any kind is not necessarily the cornerstone of a healthy relationship
  • How to balance the need for intimacy with the need for personal freedom
  • How sexual adventuring can strengthen your bond
  • How kink can be a tool for building intimacy
  • How to deal with discrepancies, distractions, and disruptions
  • How to maintain a vibrant erotic connection throughout your lives
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Manufacturer Cleis Press
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