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Sexuality and Sex Education
Self Help Books

We are all sexed and sexual beings, from birth to death. Western culture has had a long and complex struggle with human sexuality.

From the denial of sexuality to fetishizing the female body to sell products: ours is a fantastically complicated and twisted relationship to this primordial life force.

The self help books and DVDs listed below offer solid information and enlightening perspectives on the many facets of sexuality.

See also: Men's Sexual Health; Women's Sexual Health; Intimate Relationships: Relationship Advice; Tantra

Positive Sexuality Resources is a list of recommended readings on many facets of sexuality and human sexual behavior, with an emphasis on sexuality as a positive force in life.

Tantric Sexuality Resources is a large bibliography that covers all aspects of Tantra and Tantric practice. It includes an introductory essay describing the historical development of Tantra and a contextualized approach to understanding modern Tantra.

Best Self Help Books on Sexuality and Sex Education

The Guide to Getting It On by Paul Joannides and Daerick GrossThe Heart and Soul of Sex by Gina Ogden"These are the Sexuality and Sed Education self help books that I recommend most frequently."
David Yarian, Ph.D.




 

Recommended Self Help Books on Sexuality and Sex Education

America's War on Sex by Marty KleinAmerica's War on Sex: The Attack on Law, Lust and Liberty
Marty Klein

In Mary Klein's incisive analysis of the current struggle around publicly legislated approaches to sexuality he frames the battle between "erotophiles" who value or tolerate sexuality and "erotophobes" who are made anxious by it. Klein pulls no punches. He likens the religious call for American laws to regulate bedroom activity, entertainment, information access, or medical treatment as little different from the law imposed elsewhere by the Taliban. This self help book is an impassioned plea for more pluralism, less govenmental intrusiveness in the private lives of citizens - and more fun. 2006, Praeger Publishers


The Art of Sexual Ecstasy by Margo AnandThe Art of Sexual Ecstasy: The Path of Sacred Sexuality for Western Lovers
Margot Anand

This landmark book on human sexuality makes the sacred lovemaking techniques of the East fully comprehensible to western readers. Elegantly illustrated and filled with detailed exercises, it helps the reader acquire new attitudes and broaden his or her range of experience. This self help book is especially strong on methods for couples to revitalize and strengthen their relationship. 1991, Jeremy P. TarcherA 50 Greatest Self Help Book

 


Better Than Ever: Love and Sex at Midlife by Bernie ZilbergeldBetter Than Ever: Love and Sex at Midlife
Bernie Zilbergeld

Famed sex therapist, Bernie Zilbergeld, gives the good news that one does not have to be twenty in order to enjoy a deeply satisfying life of love. In this self help book, he explains the wonderous world of love and sex among men and women aged 45 - 87. He provides practical solutions to common obstacles that get in the way of love and sex. 2005, Crown House Publishing


Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out by Loraine HutchinsBi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out
Loraine Hutchins

Bi Any Other Name presents the personal stories of an extraordinarily diverse group of people, showing that really there is no "typical" bisexual. Even more than gays, bisexuals often feel left out or invisible since our society primarily constructs sexual roles as either/or:  a person is either gay or straight. That’s it. Our society leaves no room for the enormous spectrum between the two. This useful self help book is recommended for everyone  -- bi, gay, lesbian, straight, undefined, curious – who wants to understand more about sexual identity. 1991, Alyson Books


Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary RoachBonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Mary Roach

Mary Roach, "the funniest science writer in the country," tackles the study of sexual physiology in Bonk. She shows us how and why sexual arousal and orgasm, two of the most complex, delightful, and amazing scientific phenomena on earth, can be so hard to achieve and what science is doing to slowly make the bedroom a more satisfying place. 2008, Norton


Changing Bodies, Changing Lives: A Book for Teens on Sex and Relationships by Ruth BellChanging Bodies, Changing Lives: A Book for Teens on Sex and Relationships
Ruth Bell

For grades eight and up. This comprehensive self help book is clearly written and includes discussion of sexual technique, STD’s and the danger of promiscuous sex, gay sex and sexual identity and teenage pregnancy and its alternatives. The latest information on the physical and emotional aspects of puberty, sexuality, eating disorders and healthcare for teenagers. 1998, Three Rivers Press


Enduring DesireEnduring Desire: Your Guide to Lifelong Intimacy
Michael E. Metz and Barry W. McCarthy

In Enduring Desire Metz and McCarthy provide real-life stories and helpful individual and couple exercises that help readers to reach for realistic and high quality sexual satisfaction as a couple. The authors encourage couples to set positive and realistic sexual expectations without trying to live up to some imagined standard from the movies. Their message is down-to-earth and full of encouragement for all couples of any age.
Winner of the 2011 AASECT Book Award! 2010, Routledge


The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures by Easton and HardyThe Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures
Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy

For anyone who has ever dreamed of love, sex, and companionship beyond the limits of traditional monogamy, this groundbreaking guide navigates the infinite possibilities that open relationships can offer. Experienced ethical sluts Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy dispel myths and cover all the skills necessary to maintain a successful and responsible polyamorous lifestyle--from self-reflection and honest communication to practicing safe sex and raising a family. Individuals and their partners will learn how to discuss and honor boundaries, resolve conflicts, and to define relationships on their own terms. 2009, Celestial Arts, 2nd edition


Everything you Never Wanted Your Kids to Know about Sex (But Were Afraid They'd Ask): The Secrets to Surviving Your Child's Sexual Development from Birth to the Teens by Richardson and SchusteEverything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They'd Ask): The Secrets to Surviving Your Child's Sexual Development from Birth to the Teens
Justin Richardson and Mark Schuste

Acknowledging that kids are inherently sexual (male fetuses, for example, have erections in utero), professors Richardson and Schuster show how parents can influence their children's sexual development in healthy ways through honest communication. They walk readers through the development of an average girl and boy, from infant seeds of sexuality to teenager's first experience of intercourse, and fearlessly cover topics from toddler sex play to dating, love, homosexuality, masturbation, birth control, STDs and pregnancy. Thoroughly researched, extremely well written and chock-full of personal stories from parents, this self help "survival guide" should be required reading for any parent who believes in being open about these touchy issues. 2004, Three Rivers Press


The Guide to Getting It On by Paul Joannides and Daerick GrossThe Guide to Getting It On
Paul Joannides and Daerick Gross

This comprehensive “how to” self help book on sex is entertaining, honest and enlightening. It is written in a casual style and filled with enjoyable quotes from real couples and sex therapists. Beautiful line drawings illustrate the chapters which also include a great deal of information on sexuality as a cultural phenomenon. Particularly useful for heterosexual couples. 2009, Goofy Foot Press, 6th editionA 50 Greatest Self Help Book



Harmful to Minors: the Perils of Protecting Children from Sex by Judith LevineHarmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex
Judith Levine

“In America today, it is nearly impossible to publish a book that says children and teenagers can have sexual pleasure and be safe too,” writes journalist Levine, who argues that sex is not necessarily bad for minors and that puritanical attitudes often backfire. She notes the disturbing trend toward pathologizing young children’s eroticized play and criticizes the abstinence-only approach to sex education. Harmful to Minors offers fresh alternatives to fear and silence, describing sex-positive approaches that are ethically based and focus on common sense. 2002, University of Minnesota Press


Healing Sex by Staci HainesHealing Sex: A Mind-Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma
Staci Haines

The first encouraging, sex-positive self help guide for all women survivors of sexual assault — heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian, coupled, and single — who want to reclaim their sex lives. While most books on the topic broach sexuality only to reassure women that it is all right to say “no” to unwanted sex, Healing Sex encourages women to learn how to say “yes” — to their own desires and on their own terms. This mind-body approach to healing from sexual trauma was created by Staci Haines, who has been educating in the area of sexual abuse, sex education, and somatic healing for over 15 years. Her self help techniques are ideal for anyone looking for a new way to heal from trauma, beyond traditional talk therapy. 2007, Cleis Press


The Heart and Soul of Sex by Gina OgdenThe Heart and Soul of Sex: Making the ISIS Connection
Gina Ogden

Based on a landmark sex survey, researcher and sex therapist Ogden found "the language of spiritual experience comes closest to expressing the fullness of our sexual response, for it is the language of connection and ecstasy." This self help book guides the reader on a path to her sexual "center" where healing, ecstasy and transformation occur. 2006, Trumpter

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Kinsey (DVD) by Bill CondonKinsey (DVD - Two-Disc Special Edition) 
Bill Condon, director

One of the best films of 2004, Kinsey pays tribute to the flawed but honorable man who revolutionized our understanding of human sexuality. In presenting Kinsey as a driven social misfit the film reveals the depth of his own humanity, and the incalculable benefit his research had on our collective sexual enlightenment. DVD Release Date: May 17, 2005. Studio: 20th Century Fox


Let Me Count the Ways: Discovering Great Sex without Intercourse by Klein and RobbinsLet Me Count the Ways: Discovering Great Sex Without Intercourse
Marty Klein and Riki Robbins

Two of America’s leading sex and gender experts show readers how to make sex more enjoyable by breaking away from the repetitive mechanics of intercourse. The book describes a path toward a more varied, playful and intimate sexuality, debunking myths such as “impotence,” “frigidity,” and “foreplay;” indeed this self help book shatters the myth that intercourse equals sex itself. 1999, Putnam


Make Love Not War: The Sexual Revolution - An Unfettered History by David AllynMake Love Not War: The Sexual Revolution - An Unfettered History
David Allyn

In this account of the sexual revolution of the 1960’s and 70’s in the U.S., Princeton historian Allyn mixes a smooth narrative of events (e.g., the legalization of birth control, abortion, and interracial marriage), the famous (Hugh Hefner, Masters and Johnson), and not so famous (Jeff Poland of the Sexual Freedom League), with occasional analytic excursions into dramatic changes in society and individual lives. 2001, Routledge


The New Good Vibrations Guide to Sex: The Most Complete Sex Manual Ever Written by Winks and SemansThe New Good Vibrations Guide to Sex: The Most Complete Sex Manual Ever Written
Cathy Winks and Anne Semans

This candid, upbeat, friendly self help guide to enhancing your sex life insists that “there’s more sexual pleasure available than most people experience” and “achieving this pleasure should not be difficult, dangerous or expensive.” Explicit line drawings show sex between male-female, male-male, and female-female partners as well as solitary acts with vibrators. Its wide-ranging and entertaining mix of information and good humor make this self help book useful to people of all ages and persuasions. 2002, Cleis Press


The New Joy of Sex by Alex ComfortThe New Joy of Sex
Alex Comfort

A new edition of the best-selling classic guide to sex features completely redone illustrations, erotic duotone photographs, and a text that has been restructured to address today’s health concerns. Witty, wise, uninhibited, frank and exuberant discussion of sex. 1992, Pocket Books


The New Sex and Love After 60 by Butler and LewisThe New Sex and Love After 60
Robert Butler, Myrna Lewis

"The best all-around self help sex manual for older adults." Thorough coverage of the effects of normal aging, medical problems, and drugs on sexuality and how to overcome roadblocks; physical and emotional sexual fitness; singlehood and relationships; sexual enhancement tips; dating, remarriage, and one's children; and finding help. 2002, Ballantine Books


Nymphomania by Carol GronemanNymphomania: A History
Carol Groneman

Historian Groneman argues that nymphomania is a metaphor reflecting society's ambivalence toward and discomfort with female desire. She traces the history from the Victorian era when it was considered an organic disease. Psychoanalytic therory posited an "immature" inability to enjoy vaginal organisms. By mid-twentieth century, "sexperts" sought to reconcile evidence of multiple organisms and easy arousal with notions of morality. 2001, W.W. Norton & Company


Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships by Tristan TaorminoOpening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships
Tristan Taormino

Relationship expert and bestselling author Tristan Taormino offers a bold new strategy for creating loving, lasting relationships. Drawing on in-depth interviews with over a hundred women and men, Opening Up explores the real-life benefits and challenges of all styles of open relationships—from partnered nonmonogamy to solo polyamory. With her refreshingly down-to-earth style and sharp wit, Taormino offers solutions for making an open relationship work, including tips on dealing with jealousy, negotiating boundaries, finding community, parenting, and time management. Opening Up will change the way you think about intimacy. 2008, Cleis Press


Red Thread of Passion by David GuyRed Thread of Passion
David Guy

What do Walt Whitman and Annie Sprinkle have in common, or D. H. Lawrence and a porn queen? They share experiential knowledge that sex is one of the most profoundly spiritual human experiences. In an engagingly confessional voice, Guy describes his lifelong quest to understand the place of sexual passion in our spiritual lives. His self-revelation redeemingly serves as a bridge to the more extreme experiences he finds in literature and in life. This is a genuinely lusty self help book and a genuinely spiritual one, too. 1999, Shambhala


Sadomasochism: Powerful Pleasures by Kleinplatz and MoserSadomasochism: Powerful Pleasures
Peggy J. Kleinplatz, Charles Moser

This self help book addresses a wide range of issues that confront those who practice S/M as part of their overall sexuality. It debunks many widely believed myths regarding S/M utilizing empirical research. Kleinplatz and Moser contribute to a view of S/M that moves away from pathology, toward a pro-active and responsive view of sexuality. 2006, Harrington Park Press


Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm by Cattrall and LevinsonSatisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm
Kim Cattrall and Mark Levinson

Pleasing color sketches and simple diagrams adorn the pages of Satisfaction by famed Sex and the City actor Kim Cattrall. Simple concepts--open communication, trust, love, and a consistent interest in pleasing one another--are the ingredients for an enriching and fulfilling sex life that can bring two people ever closer, according to the text. The facts speak for themselves: when pressed, women will confess in droves that they are sexually frustrated. It's tricky to communicate one's carnal desires to one's lover, yet both parties must be open to this type of ongoing discussion for the formula to work. 2003, Warner Books


Sex Disasters by Moser and HardySex Disasters (And How To Survive Them)
Charles Moser, Janet Hardy

The intimate nature of sex makes it difficult for people to discuss both the pitfalls and joys of erotic behavior. Sex Disasters helps with the mishaps you might encounter and help you avoid situations before they happen. Just knowing some generalities that you didn't get in your high school sex education class or even in your current sexual experience might help you now and in the future. The simplest to the most complicated subjects are covered and discussed; from how to get certain stains out to legal and safety aspects. This self help book is witty, and probably more helpful than any parental talk you ever got – or didn’t get! 2002, Greenery Press


Sex in America by Gina Kolata, et.al.Sex in America
Gina Kolata, et.al.

This is the popular report of the most authoritative study ever of sexual behavior in the United States. Its most startling conclusion is that most Americans don’t “do it” as much as the media and previous surveys such as Kinsey’s have made us think. The book provides in-depth information on the wide range of sexual practices in this country. 1995, Warner Books


Sex Is Not a Natural Act and Other Essays by Leonore TieferSex Is Not a Natural Act and Other Essays
Leonore Tiefer

A newly revised collection of provocative essays on sex and its many meanings in our culture by one of the most prolific, original, and highly regarded sexologists in the field today. Tiefer focuses on the social construction of sexuality: “a kiss is not a kiss; your orgasm is not the same as George Washington’s, premarital sex in Peru is not premarital sex in Peoria, abortion in Rome at the time of Caesar is not abortion at the time of John Paul II, and rape is neither an act of sex nor an act of violence – all of these actions remain to be defined by individual experience within one’s period and culture.” A fascinating and thought-provoking self help book. 2004, Westview Press


Sex Over 50 by block and BakosSex Over 50
Joel Block with Susan Bakos

A frank, confident guide to the uninhibited pleasures of sex – for those pushing fifty and for those on the far side of it – that shows how to overcome the common problems mature couples experience and bring fulfillment and intimacy back to any sex life. 2008, Perigee Trade


Sex Smart: How Your childhood Shaped Your Sexual Life and What to do About it by Aline ZoldbrodSex Smart: How Your Childhood Shaped Your Sexual Life and What to Do About It
Aline Zoldbrod

The author describes milestones of sexual development during childhood and adolescence and explains how this influences one’s adult sexuality. She demonstrates how family dynamics in childhood underlie adult sexual problems from sexual aversion to sexual addiction. Case studies, “body maps,” and exercises allow readers to work through sexual issues. 2009, iUniverse


Sexual Anorexia: Overcoming Sexual Self-Hatred by Patrick Carnes and Joseph MoriaritySexual Anorexia: Overcoming Sexual Self-Hatred
Patrick Carnes and Joseph Moriarity

Sexual anorexia is an extreme fear of sexual intimacy and the obsessive avoidance of sex. The authors examine its causes, often arising from childhood trauma and other forms of abuse and neglect, and then describe concrete tasks and plans for exploring intimacy and restoring healthy sexuality. 1997, Hazelden


Sexual Health and Erotic Freedom by Barnaby BarrattSexual Health and Erotic Freedom
Barnaby B. Barratt

Eminent sexologist Barnaby Barrett discusses the tragedy of America's bipolar sexual compulsions, that of sex-phobia and sex-obsession, which create a volatile and unhealthy social environment. Rather than gloomily cataloguing the sexual ills of American society, Barratt presents a bold vision for sexual health and erotic freedom that incorporates the broad scope of healthy sexual expression across cultures, psychological research, and medical knowledge. 2005, Xlibris


Sexuality in Mid-Life by Stephen LevineSexuality in Mid-Life
Stephen Levine

This frank text provides a discussion of topics of particular importance in midlife, such as intimacy, sexual desire, psychological development, the six eras of sexual life, extramarital affairs, menopause, and sexual impairments due to new antidepressants. He addresses the many phases of love: falling in love, being in love, and spiritual love. 1998, Kluwer


Slow SexSlow Sex: The Art and Craft of the Female Orgasm
Nicole Daedone

This life-changing guide teaches both men and women how to use the practice of Orgasmic Meditation to slow down, connect emotionally, and allow authentic female sexual satisfaction to occur. The book asserts that, with practice, every woman can become truly orgasmic. Slow Sex encourages the enjoyment of daily intimacy, and asserts that paying attention is the foundation of pleasure. 2011, Grand Central Life & Style


The Soul of Sex: Cultivating Life as an Act of Love by Thomas MooreThe Soul of Sex: Cultivating Life as an Act of Love
Thomas Moore

“We have a habit of talking about sex as merely physical, and yet nothing has more soul,” Moore begins. He focuses on historical, philosophical, religious and psychological aspects of sexuality that are often overlooked. The author believes that if we paid more attention to beauty, sensuality and pleasure, we might actually enhance our spirituality. 1999, Perennial


Still Doing It: Women and Men over Sixty Write about Their Sexuality by Joani Blank, editorStill Doing It: Women and Men Over Sixty Write About Their Sexuality
Joani Blank, editor

The writers (60-plus to 80-plus) of Still Doing It all enjoy a rich sexual life. Some write about sex with a longtime partner and how they use fantasy, costume, videos, and sex toys to keep their relationships new. Some have multiple partners (including a few who "swing"), or describe their search for partners. Some choose self-pleasuring. Be forewarned that these erotic stories are extremely graphic, with take-no-prisoners descriptions of body parts, arousal techniques, connections, positions, and releases. The writers' sexual orientations are an assortment of straight, gay, and bisexual. 2000, Down There Press


Tantra: The Art of Conscious Loving by Charles and Caroline MuirTantra: The Art of Conscious Loving
Charles and Caroline Muir

This artfully illustrated self help book distills the art of Tantric practice into simple language with clear explanations, helpful exercises and gentle encouragement. Master teachers Charles and Caroline Muir offer modern couples ancient Tantric secrets for deepening relationships, intimacy, and passion. 1990, Mercury House


Ten Keys to Successful Partnering by Barnaby BarrattTen Keys to Successful Sexual Partnering
Barnaby B. Barratt

"Healthy sexuality is always safe, sane, and consensual." These simple words sum up the essence of Barratt's wise and generous counsel for successful sexual partnering. This helpful self help guide offers direct, non-judgmental recommendations for people of all orientations and practices. 2005, Xlibris


Transcendent Sex: When Lovemaking Opens the Veil by Jenny WadeTranscendent Sex: When Lovemaking Opens the Veil
Jenny Wade

Developmental psychologist Wade claims that lovemaking can be a path to soulful realization. In this book based on first-hand accounts of nearly 100 respondents, she describes ordinary people's spontaneous spiritual awakenings through transcendent sex. Wade describes many forms that mystical may take, provides warnings on the down side of altered state sex and offers suggestions for facilitating transcendent sex. A fascinating and unusual self help book. 2004, Pocket


The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women by Tristan TaorminoThe Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women
Tristan Taormino

The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women offers comprehensive information on all aspects of anal eroticism and health. It's for all women- heterosexual, lesbian, or bisexual- who want to learn how to enjoy anal sex with a partner or by yourself. In the book you'll learn how to build trust and communicate your desires; how to give and how to receive pleasurable anal penetration; how to please your man; helpful tips on safety, preparation, and hygiene; and where to buy toys, accessories, and safer sex supplies. 2006 Cleis Press, second edition


The Ultimate Guide to Cunnilingus by Violet BlueThe Ultimate Guide to Cunnilingus: How to Go Down on a Woman and Give Her Exquisite Pleasure
Violet Blue

This self help book is a resource for people who are looking to expand their expertise or are simply curious. Sex educator Violet Blue provides step-by-step instructions for going down on a woman as well as accurate up-to-date information on female anatomy and response. In a friendly, witty tone, Blue discusses games for lovers, positions, safe sex, a variety of techniques, erotic book and video recommendations and tips for effectively communicating with a partner. 2002, Cleis Press


The Ultimate Guide to Fellatio by Violet BlueThe Ultimate Guide to Fellatio: How to Go Down on a Man and Give Him Mind-Blowing Pleasure
Violet Blue

This self help book addresses many misconceptions women have about the male sexual cycle and male orgasm, touching on the unique individuality of every man. No two men are exactly alike in need, in preferences, in touch. 2002, Cleis Press


The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability by Kaufman, Silverberg, OdetteThe Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability: For All of Us Who Live with Disabilities, Chronic Pain, and Illness
Miriam Kaufman, Cory Silverberg, and Fran Odette

Useful for absolutely everyone, regardless of age, gender, or sexual orientation, the book addresses a wide range of disabilities — from chronic fatigue, back pain, and asthma to spinal cord injury, hearing and visual impairment, multiple sclerosis, and more. The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability provides readers with encouragement, support, and all the information they need to create a sex life that works for them. The authors cover all aspects of sex and disability, including building a positive sexual self-image; positions to minimize stress and maximize pleasure; dealing with fatigue or pain during sex; finding partners and talking with partners about sex and disability; adapting sex toys; and more. 2007, Cleis Press


Virgin: The Untouched History by Hanne BlankVirgin: The Untouched History
Hanne Blank

"By any material reckoning, virginity does not exist," writes Blank in this informative, funny and provocative analysis of one of the most elusive—and prized—qualities of human sexuality. Blank, an independent scholar, has pieced together a history of how humans have constructed the idea of virginity (almost always female and heterosexual) and engineered its uses to suit cultural and political forces. Thoroughly researched, carefully argued and written with a sly sense of humor, this is a bright addition to the popular literature of women's and cultural studies. 2007, Bloomsbury USA


Why Is Sex Fun?: The Evolution of Human Sexuality by Jaren DiamondWhy Is Sex Fun?: The Evolution of Human Sexuality
Jared M. Diamond

Unique aspects of human sexuality that are not shared with other mamals: female menopause, male's role in society, having sex in private and - most unusual of all - having sex for fun instead of for procreation. Biologist and science author Diamond uses comparative evolution to pose credible and thought-provoking explanations. 1998, Basic Books


Why We Love by Helen FisherWhy We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love
Helen Fisher

Anthropologist Fisher argues that much of our romantic behavior is hard-wired. Citing behavioral research into the effects of two crucial chemicals, norepinephrine and dopamine, she includes fascinating information on romance and love among non-human animals. Fisher also reports on the behaviors that lead to successful life-long partnerships and offers numerous tips on staying in love. 2005, Owl Books


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