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Sex Again: Recharging Your Libido [Kindle Edition]

Jill Blakeway
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Book Description

Despite what you see on movies and TV, Americans have less sex than people in any other country. One in three women, of all ages, reports a lack of interest in sex, and more than 40 million Americans in relationships are having no sex at all. But rather than feeling complacent about it, most couples would like to have that interest back. The desire for desire is a feeling few women forget—or abandon.

Combining Eastern wisdom and techniques with a Western medical perspective, Jill Blakeway—called a “fertility goddess” by The New York Times for her bestseller, Making Babies—shows women how to revive their libidos and rekindle their sex lives. Assessments and quizzes help the reader place herself and her partner on the scale of yin and yang. Jill then shows how to keep these opposites—passive/active, accepting/initiating, cool/hot—in correct balance. Specific meditations and breathing techniques help unblock qi (pronounced chee), the essential energy that flows through the body. There are chapters on specific elements of love-making: massage, kissing, positions, orgasms—having them, holding them, making them last. And finally, “Sex in Six,” a six-week program of reclaiming an active, satisfying, and possibly better-than-ever-before sex life.

The book is full of case studies, fun “Do It Now” suggestions, and “He Said” boxes written by the author’s husband and medical partner, Noah Rubinstein. It addresses common sexual dysfunctions, healthy hormones, and herbal remedies. Sex Again provides a path to balance and emotional wisdom—individually and as a couple.

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About the Author

Jill Blakeway, LAc, coauthor of Making Babies, makes regular appearances on television (The Early Show, Fox News, CNN) and radio (Sirius, Martha Stewart). Founder of New York’s YinOva center, she is a licensed and
board-certified acupuncturist, clinical herbalist, author, and speaker. She lives with her husband in New York City and upstate New York.

Product Details

  • File Size: 901 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (January 1, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0091LQT8Q
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #121,594 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book December 26, 2012
By Lillian
Jill hit the nail on the head with this book. Many women (and men) lose the passion and sparks they had while dating. Stress, jobs, kids, and sleep deprivation can take the romance out of the bedroom. Jill's 6 week program is excellent for couples to rekindle their romance and rediscover their dormant sex drive!
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last!! December 26, 2012
This is the book that will actually bring joy to the world...Blakeway has delivered a startlingly fun, engaging, wise and approachable way to revamp the sex lives of all of us who for assorted reasons find we've let our sexual desires become a sidebar of our love lives. It's essential reading for anyone who ever wished to get back that magical something we didn't mean to lose, but somehow can't quite seem to rediscover by ourselves.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wise and inspiring book January 22, 2013
By Suzanne
Thank you Jill!! This book is a must have for anyone - whether coupled or solo - looking to reconnect with their passion. In a sensitive, fun, and unexpectedly profound way, Jill reminds us that we must make time in our lives to take care of ourselves. And this book offers the best and most fun way to do it!!!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buying one for all my girlfriends! February 16, 2013
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Excellent book with a new and fresh approach to sex. When life just gets in the way - work, kids, stress, etc, this book really speaks to what every couple experiences at one point or another. Jill Blakeway explains the root causes for lack of libido with quizzes and easy to follow instructions to help address each issue. I loved the 6 week program with daily emails with mini tasks that tie back to a different chapter in each book. I highly recommend this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very helpful book July 26, 2013
By nvt
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Great for the fifty-plus woman who's starting her sex life over with a new man. Reassuring text can be read in bite-sized bits.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read it Again and Again April 1, 2013
By Diana
Jill Blakeway gets an "A" for an amazing and insightful read! Initially, I thought that Sex Again was for couples who may have lost their passion. Rather, the book gently reminds us that Passion is for all of us. Jill combines her knowledge of Eastern Wisdom with easy to follow practices that help both women and men rekindle their "inner fire". This book is as much about loving ourselves and appreciating our bodies, as it is about making better love. Sex Again should be a "must have" on nightstands everywhere. It is the perfect blend of Yin & Yang. Thanks again Jill for a thoughtful, sexy, and delightful book. I am now taking better care of my feminine self. And, every aspect of my life has benefitted. Surprised?!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The book you want into your bedroom! February 12, 2013
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I am so excited to have come across this book! "Sex Again" is THE book to help you bring more intimacy and wild sex into your relationship. Learning how to love yourself is beautifully covered in this book as well. You'll find lots of "sexercises", along with excellent practical advice based on the author's experience as a clinical acupuncturist and herbalist. Last but not least, I love the witty and sexy style of the book! And the cover and quality of the book is beautiful...makes you want to take it to your bedroom!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eastern Medicine to the rescue February 13, 2013
By Danni
Format:Kindle Edition
As a collaborator on Justine Jensen's Put the Bang Back in Your Bedroom, and Beyond... (Spice It Up! Series), I was interested to see what Jill had to say in her newest release. The book draws on Eastern Medicine and nature to provide tips for rekindling your passion by providing a balance of yin and yang. It has solid advice for those couples who found that their sex life has lost its luster but would like to revamp it. Highly recommended!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you for a great book!
Thank you for a great book!
Published 18 days ago by ProudtobeaNurse
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Published 1 month ago by Shyri H.
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful
Good book for married couples if you have open communication and appreciate eastern medicine. Easy to read and many great ideas to help you work on yourself as a whole. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amber
5.0 out of 5 stars The spiritual side of sex improvement
Thought this was a good book to revisit the spiritual side of sexuality. Jill does a good job of guiding the reader through the Yin and the Yang with some good exercises to help... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Vagabond
4.0 out of 5 stars sex again
I am not quite finished reading the book, but it makes sense so far. I find it easy to understans.
Published 9 months ago by Prudence M. Dvorsky
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect for couples
A new way to open up conversation about an important part of your married life and it's effect on you as a whole. Great book.
Published 10 months ago by M.F.
5.0 out of 5 stars informative
I wanted more information seen the title thought it would help and I was right very easy to read and infirmative
Published 11 months ago by robert
3.0 out of 5 stars Ying/Yang
Don't know if I believe in the Ying/Yang stuff. Alot of the old chineese philosophy and herbs etc are suggested. I'm sure it works for some.
Published 12 months ago by C. Hillhouse
5.0 out of 5 stars Deserves 5 STARS
The most powerful, wonderful book on improving your sex life. Below are my findings about this book:

1. This book is very well written & structured.
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Published 12 months ago by Anisa
4.0 out of 5 stars Motivating
This book is very motivating. I would recommend reading it without your partner at first and use it as a means to open up dialogue.
Published 15 months ago by Danielle L. Eaton
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More About the Author

Jill Blakeway is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist, clinical herbalist, and an empathic and intuitive practitioner of Chinese medicine. She is also an author and speaker and is based in New York City where she founded and runs one of the largest acupuncture practices in the US, the YinOva Center.

Jill's work, helping women achieve a healthy pregnancy, inspired the New York Times to call her one of the city's top acupuncturists and a "fertility goddess". She wrote her first book Making Babies: A proven three-month program for maximum fertility, with a Reproductive Endocrinologist. Making Babies was published in 2009 and is based on a Chinese medical fertility program developed at the YinOva Center, combined with conventional medical advice from her co-author, Dr. Sami S. David.

Jill's second book Sex Again: Recharging your libido, grew out of her clinical practice and in response to couples asking for advice about how to revitalize their sex lives. Jill, and her team at the YinOva Center, noticed that women of all ages were telling them that they wanted to want to have sex again and wished they could enjoy sex more. This led Jill to explore some of the ancient Taoist texts looking for solutions for her very modern patients. Having created a system that works, she wrote about it in Sex Again, which includes a program to help couples recharge their libido in six weeks.

Jill speaks often about natural medicine on TV and radio and was the first acupuncturist to give a TED talk at TEDGlobal in 2012.

You can read more about Jill and the YinOva Center by visiting and follow her on Facebook at

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