Contemporary relationships are in a state of rapid evolution. These changes can and should empower people with the opportunity to develop partnerships based on their own sexualities, understandings, and agreements. This makes it possible to create what Kenneth Haslam, founder of the Kinsey Institute’s Polyamory Archive, has called “designer relationships.”
Designer relationships may encompass: people who bond emotionally but not sexually; people who agree to be non-exclusive; single people who have occasional lovers or friends with benefits; multiple partner configurations where long-term bonds exist among all or some; partnerships in which people are kinky and that make room to explore kink.
The possibilities are limitless, and thinking about a partnership as something people can craft allows for flexibility and change. Relationships can open and close or have varying degrees and kinds of openness as circumstances demand. In the context of a designer relationship, decisions are made mutually, consciously, and deliberately. Best-selling authors and nationally known relationship experts Patricia Johnson and Mark A. Michaels are exemplars of this life choice, and have studied polyamory for over 20 years. This book explains exactly how you and your loved ones can design your own life and love.
Partners in Passion: A Guide to Great Sex, Emotional Intimacy, and Long-Term Love
The definitive book on how to build and sustain incredible sex and deep emotional connection for a lifetime.
Partners in Passion themselves, authors Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson provide readers with a fun step-by-step guide to creating a lasting, loving, erotic relationship. 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. It features interviews with couples from diverse backgrounds, relationship styles, and orientations and includes an extensive resource guide that covers everything from health to erotica to the best in contemporary sex education.
Great Sex Made Simple: Tantric Tips to Deepen Intimacy & Heighten Pleasure
Take your sex life from ordinary to extraordinary with this fun and easy-to-use beginner’s guide to authentic Tantra.
Explore new and surprising sources of sensual delight with fifty-four Tantric techniques for enhancing intimacy and deepening pleasure. Proving that Tantric lovemaking doesn’t have to take hours, Tantra experts Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson present straightforward, simple practices that anyone can do. Along with fundamental principles of Tantric sex, you will discover amazing ways to prolong arousal, physically and spiritually satisfy your partner, maximize sexual bliss, and reach higher states of consciousness.
Tantra for Erotic Empowerment: The Key to Enriching Your Sexual Life
This workbook guides readers to Tantric experiences through sexual self-exploration. It explains Tantric philosophy in plain English and includes 52 original and innovative exercises. Great for beginners and sexual adventurers of all kinds. “If you’ve ever wanted to explore Tantra, but didn’t know where to begin, you’ll want to start with a copy of this book.” Many Hands: New England’s Magazine for Holistic Health. Virginia Festival of the Book 2008 selection. Indie Excellence Awards 2008 Finalist in New Age Non-Fiction.
The Essence of Tantric Sexuality
Based on the lectures that introduced authentic Tantric sex to an American audience and inspired a generation of teachers, this is a comprehensive introduction to Tantric theory that reveals many erotic secrets. Suitable for beginners and a must for anyone with an interest in Tantric sex. “Leave your inhibitions at the door.” Chronogram. Winner of the USA Book News Best Books 2007 Award in Health: Sexuality.