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“One of THE most brilliant books written on sex and relationships.”
“Barbara Carrellas is the world’s best ecstasy coach, and this book may be the best investment you’ll ever make.”
— Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D., sex educator, ecosexologist, artist
Barbara Carrellas is an author, sex/life coach, sex educator, university lecturer, workshop facilitator, motivational speaker, and theater artist. She has authored two books, Urban Tantra and Luxurious Loving and written numerous articles about sex and spirituality. She also wrote and produced The Pleasure Principle, an educational audio series.
She is the founder of Urban Tantra®, an approach to sacred sexuality that adapts and blends a wide variety of conscious sexuality practices, and the co-founder of Erotic Awakening, a groundbreaking series of workshops focusing on the physical, spiritual and healing powers of sex. Carrellas’ pioneering Urban Tantra workshops were named best in New York City by TimeOut/New York magazine.
Carrellas’ is a certified sexologist (ASC, American College of Sexologists), a member of AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists), and a proud graduate of the Coney Island Sideshow School with a double major in fire eating and snake handling.
Because it will make you do some serious soul work.
The five languages of love are explored with the chapter The Language of Ecstasy, as are communication styles - the latter of which I found incredibly insightful.
So, if you're on the verge of expanding your horizons, but you'd only thought about it or were afraid to be judged, then this book is great for you.
I liked Barbara's compassion, the exercises in proprieties, and beliefs. What I disagree with is the point of view that a high level of risk is needed for blissful behaviors she... Read morePublished 6 days ago by ZakkisGod
Ecstasy is Necessary guides you through every nuance of emotional desire, allowing you to integrate ecstasy as part of your every day life. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sarah Rehmatullah
The section about a "permission slip" to explore your own life and pleasure, is well worth buying this book for alone. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sean W Morefield
.... would have preferred a little more "hands-on" advice as opposed to self-actualisation philosophy, but good for what it is.Published 16 months ago by Daphne Lawless
The author spent to much time on her personal pursuits. Ther was not enough information on how to improve your erotic focus. The book was fairly mild and unimaginative.Published 18 months ago by J. Simpson
Barbara is a marvelous teacher and her love of the subject is reflected in this work... nice practical guides for living an embodied life outside of the "usual" way that... Read morePublished on January 24, 2013 by Ed
Living the ecstatic life. Bring it on. (Book review of Ecstasy is Necessary by Barbara Carrellas-by Dan Nicholas 3.1. Read morePublished on December 27, 2012 by Dan E. Nicholas
Whether you are currently in a relationship or not, this book is superb and has something for everyone. Read morePublished on May 28, 2012 by Joel Dauteuil
No, this is not a Hot Romance Novel ... at least in the traditional sense.
Instead, Barbara Carrellas delivers Ecstasy is Necessary as a sort of guide to discovering... Read more