Great Sex, Naturally
Why age doesn’t matter.
Published: July 12, 2012
Your greatest pleasure as nature intended.
“No journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.”
— Lillian Smith, The Journey
Imagine this: You’re 20 years older than you are now, and head over heels in love with the man of your dreams. You have the energy to exercise every day, take long walks, and entertain or go out every weekend. Your sexual vitality is so high that you often enjoy making love three or four times a week. You feel perpetually optimistic, deeply happy, and radiantly healthy. Isn’t this how you want to be 20 years from now—and at every other time in your life?
Are You Ready for a Sexual Power Surge?
If you’re looking for a way to recharge your sexual energy and at the same time transform your overall health at any age, then our new book Great Sex, Naturally is the one you’ve been waiting for. The first work of its kind devoted to optimizing women’s sexual health with the techniques of natural medicine, it covers a wealth of ancient secrets and modern methods for increasing your libido, including specific tips, advice, and practical information that has never been made widely available. The information in these pages empowers you to make changes in your life that will benefit you every day.
This book also directly addresses your concerns if you long for more intimacy in your life, but feel you just don’t have the energy to rekindle the flame of passion. If this is your experience, you’re not alone: an estimated 40 million American women struggle with diminished libido. According to some sources, statistics show that up to 63 percent of women experience some degree of sexual dysfunction during their lives, and low sexual desire is their most frequent concern.
You may experience low libido at any time in your life; it happens to women in their 20s and 30s, as well as those in midlife and their senior years. Perhaps you wake up one morning and realize that sex has become just another word. You know you’re missing something, because you vividly recall the rich connotation those three letters used to hold for you—how they once conveyed a sense of energy, mystery, and excitement, and seemed to conduct an almost palpable electricity. You may wonder what happened, and how such an alluring word could ever have lost its luster. Are you often more interested in watching television than making love? Did you somehow sublimate all your desire into accomplishments, friends, or family? Are you allotted only a limited supply of sexual energy to spend in your lifetime—a certain karmic quota—and can it be that you’ve already exhausted yours?
For many who practice conventional medicine, the answer is yes: your libido wanes, they may tell you, as your hormones change over the course of your life. This book invites you to not only question that answer, but disprove it in a hundred ways. It offers a refreshing perspective: you were designed by nature to be a sensual, vibrant, energetic woman for your entire life. Your sexuality changes through time, but that doesn’t mean loss; a waning libido can be a symptom of underlying imbalances—and opportunities for greater balance and sexual health. The truth is that at any age you can take charge of your sexuality and restore your libido, and sex can once again convey a sense of mystery, power, and passion in your life. As much as ever before, you can experience how it feels for your sexual energy to flourish, and know what it means to treasure pleasure.
Dr. Laurie Steelsmith is a licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, and coauthor of the critically acclaimed book Natural Choices for Women’s Health.
Alex Steelsmith is coauthor of Natural Choices for Women’s Health and the author or coauthor of more than 200 articles on health-related topics.