Healing Sex: A Mind-Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma

  • by Staci Haines
  • Narrated by Traci Odom
  • 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Healing Sex is the encouraging, sex-positive guide for all women survivors of sexual assault - heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian, coupled, and single - who want to delight in their own sexuality. While most books on the topic broach sexuality to reassure women that it's all right to say "no" to unwanted sex, Healing Sex encourages women to learn how to say "yes" - to their own desires and on their own terms.

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Would you consider the audio edition of Healing Sex: A Mind-Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma to be better than the print version?

In some ways it is better in audio because you can hear the words of others traumatized and it makes it more real and understandable that you are not alone. It is healthy to hear the variety of sexual words said out loud to remove some of the "taboo" from them.In other ways, I'd like the book. I'd like the list of references and I'd like to have the chapter guides to use as a check off sheet to provide structure and steps to move through trauma.I intend to buy the book too. It is an incredible resource.


What did you like best about this story?

Reality about norms, normalicy of sex and sexual terms and behaviors.


Which scene was your favorite?

NA


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definately not. This is a lot of information to take it.


Any additional comments?

If you have had sexual trauma, believed that sex is dirty or wrong, digest this book!

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- Pam

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Where does Healing Sex: A Mind-Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's unfortunate this book needs to be written - it's too bad 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will be sexually abused. But since we haven't figured out a way to break the cycle of abuse and stop the abusers from violating those younger and more vulnerable, we can all read books like this and heal from the abuse that is passed down with each generation.

This book offers critical information on healing and sex ed, but I found the way it was recorded to be very confusing. The book is edited so that the narrator reads in a rapid, seamless fashion; she shares info from the author, and then without pause launches into a personal account from someone interviewed. This breathless approach left me constantly confused, recalibrating and shaking my head. I kept getting wrong ideas and messed up context. Maybe this is an example of a book that doesn't translate well to audio, or perhaps they could have set it up differently.


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- Kendra Holliday "book of goddess"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-13-2011
  • Publisher: Cleis Press