Tantra and Spirituality

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    Designer Relationships: A Guide to Happy Polyamory, and Optimistic Open Relationships

    Mark A. Michaels & Patricia Johnson

    Designer Relationships: A Guide to Happy Polyamory, and Optimistic Open Relationships

    $ 15.95

    From the publisher:

    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.


    Author: Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson

    Publisher: Cleis Press (September 15, 2015)

    Pages: 208 pages

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    Great Sex Made Simple

    Mark A. Michaels & Patricia Johnson

    Great Sex Made Simple

    $ 17.99

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    In Michaels' and Johnson's third book, Great Sex Made Simple, they artfully distill Tantric teachings down into easily digested, short chapters filled with enlightened sex and relationship advice for any relationship type or sexual orientation. They provide information on anatomy, massage, masturbation, communication, meditation, and more! Michaels and Johnson write with a honest, straightforward style that makes Great Sex Made Simple a quick, yet profound read. 

    From the publisher:

    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, satisfy your partner, maximize bliss, and reach higher states of consciousness.

    •  Erotic trigger points  
    •  Massage  
    •  Fantasy and role-play
    •  Kissing  
    •  Self-pleasuring
    •  Breathwork  
    •  Eye-gazing
    •  Meditation
    Authors: Mark A. Michaels & Patricia Johnson
    Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (2012)
    Pages: 264

    Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson are a devoted married couple. They have been creative collaborators – teaching and writing about sexuality and Tantra together – since 1999. Michaels and Johnson are the authors of Partners in Passion, Great Sex Made Simple, Tantra for Erotic Empowerment, and The Essence of Tantric Sexuality. Their books have garnered numerous awards: Independent Publishing (IPPY), ForeWord Reviews, and USA Book News Best Books, among others. They are also the creators of the meditation CD set Ananda Nidra: Blissful Sleep. To support the pleasure-positive community in New York, they co-founded Pleasure Salon in 2007. They have shared their expertise and wisdom as guest educators at The Smitten Kitten several times!



    Cleis Press, a mission-driven feminist book publisher, was founded in 1980 in Minneapolis, Minnesota by Felice Newman and Frédérique Delacoste. Winners of multiple Lambda Literary Awards, International Book Awards, Rainbow Book Awards, and Independent Publishers Book Awards, Cleis has a history of producing the best quality sexual education guides, sexual self help books, and diverse erotica collections. At the end of 2014 Cleis Press was purchased by Start Publishing, a New York-based company that primarily publishes and markets eBooks.

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