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Hot Read: “Healthy Sex Drive, Healthy You” Review

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Not wasting time, Dr. Diana Hoppe jumps right into good stuff with the first chapter of her book "Healthy Sex Drive, Healthy You: What Your Libido Reveals About Your Life." The first chapter is titled “8 Reasons Why Sex is Good for You”. In the first few pages, Hoppe briefly leads her readers through the science behind claims that sex improves immunity, eases depression/anxiety, relieves pain, preserves vaginal health, and enhances your ability to connect with people (among other things). In her first chapter, Hoppe justifies the importance of a book about women’s libido and introduces her technique of entwining useful, health detail into easily understood prose.

The second chapter defines exactly what libido is (sexual desire) and why it’s erratic especially in women (many reasons). Hoppe investigates explanations for differences in sex drive between men and women – a combination of “biology, psychology, sociocultural influences and interpersonal relationships”. In a different chapter dedicated to “His and Her Sex Drives” Hoppe creates a helpful chart that diagrams differences in each sex’s brain. Apparently, not only do men have 2.5 percent more space dedicated to thinking about sex than women, but women are also wired to approach arousal in a more roundabout way than men. Just as I discussed in my series of articles on the map to orgasm, there is a complex map to arousal that focuses first on a woman’s brain and precedes any feelings of desire (and is prone to detours). She lists top reasons for low libido in women, including stress, hormonal fluctuations, relationship difficulties, medication, and low self-esteem. These topics help to structure the following chapters of her book.

Each new section begins with an anecdote from one of Hoppe’s patients who express their frustrations with low libido and circumstances that many women can relate to. For example, the chapter on self-esteem concentrates on women concerned with the appeal of their aging, changing bodies and subsequent decrease in libido.

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Hot Read: "Healthy Sex Drive, Healthy You" Review! So important to have this information that has for far too long been missing in our lives. I love the way that Hannah Cutts addresses the connection between Libido and our overall well being, the recent brain research, the permission and support to be the fabulous sexy wonderful women we are! The questions for reflection are thought provoking and I surprised myself with my own answers! This book is a must read for everyone. This is a book you will want to read again and again. Many thanks to Hannah Cutts for bringing this into our world! Click here to see Mojo Risen

March 4, 2013 - 4:25am
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