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The Sex Diaries

Why Women Go Off Sex and Other Bedroom Battles

By Bettina Arndt

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Authoritative advice from Australia's leading sex therapist The Sex Diaries has been extremely successful in Australia, selling over 4000 copies since its publication in March 2009 No current competition for books dealing with real couples in real situations Provocative, controversial and highly revealing, this is a wake-up call for couples everywhere

From the time I started working as a sex therapist back in the early 1970s, people have been talking to me about their sex lives. What I hear about most is the business of negotiating the sex supply. How do couples deal with the strain of the man wishing and hoping while all she longs for is the bliss of uninterrupted sleep?' In "The Sex Diaries" leading sex therapist Bettina Arndt uncovers the night-time drama being played out in bedrooms everywhere - the creeping hand and feigning of sleep, the staying up late in the hope that he will doze off. It is one of the great inconvenient truths of relationships that after the first blissful years together, most men want more sex than their female partners. Bettina Arndt recruited 98 couples to keep diaries, revealing their intimate negotiations over sex. Who feels like having sex? Who doesn't? And how do couples cope if one person wants it more than the other? She draws on her 35 years as a sex therapist and psychologist to provide an insightful analysis, and with her characteristic humour proposes a new approach to how couples can enjoy regular sex - and sustain loving relationships.

Biographical Notes

Bettina Arndt is a clinical psychologist, sex therapist and social commentator. As editor of the influential Forum magazine, she spent ten years talking about sex on television and radio, then writing about broader social issues for leading newspapers and magazines. She is the bestselling author of Private Lives, All About Us and Taking Sides.

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  • ISBN: 9780600622314
  • Publication date: 15 Dec 2009
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  • Imprint: Hamlyn
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