Tongue Tied: Untangling Communication in Sex, Kink, and Relationships (Paperback)
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"My favorite thing when I'm working with clients is when their eyes go wide with the 'ah-ha' moment that they really can have the sex life of their dreams. It's my hope that with this book, you can as well."--Stella Harris
Sex is still a touchy subject despite recent sex-positive advances. We live in a culture that vilifies people who are sexually adventurous and frames our kinks as shame-inducing perversions. Many people have never been able to talk openly about sex with their partner(s). But, you can get what you want out of the bedroom--if you ask for it. Why should anyone settle for mediocre sex?!
Whether addressing sexual frustration with your partner, trying out new fantasies, or negotiating the terms of a BDSM scene, Stella Harris believes that communication skills are vital to sexual fulfillment. Tongue Tied gives readers straightforward advice on how to conquer their fears, identify their needs, and feel positively empowered. Harris charmingly takes readers through all aspects of communication, from basic interpersonal skills to negotiation advice for expert-level kink play. Learn how to have fun, embrace silly moments, support your loved ones, and take personal responsibility for your desires.
An incredible guide full of exercises, tools, and personal examples, Tongue Tied is a must-read for people of every experience level and relationship status.
About the Author
Stella Harris is changing the way people experience their sex lives. As a certified intimacy educator and sex coach, she gives her students the tools and confidence to explore their sexuality safely and free of shame. A national and international speaker, Stella teaches everything from pleasure anatomy, to communication skills, to kink and BDSM. Stella writes a weekly sex advice column for Portland's Willamette Week newspaper, and her erotic fiction has appeared in more than a dozen anthologies.
"Stella Harris tackles common and complex sex and relational issues with honesty and ease. Tongue Tied provides the reader with easy and straightforward language that is needed to build a more complete sexual self, no matter who you are." --Elle Stanger, podcast host of StrangeBedfellows
— Elle Stanger
"We've all heard that communication is vital to relationships, but it's often easier unsaid than done. In Tongue Tied, Stella Harris breaks down exactly how to talk to your partner(s) or dates about often tricky subjects like BDSM, threesomes, jealousy and even money. Communication is complicated, but Harris gives us an essential roadmap to make it easier to have the kinds of relationships we truly want." --Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor, 'Best Women's Erotica of the Year' series
— Rachel Kramer Bussel
"No matter your relationship style or kink level, Harris' practical wisdom will completely transform how you relate to others. This book is required reading for healthy relationships!" --Sunny Megatron, Sexuality & Kink Educator, host of American Sex Podcast
— Sunny Megatron
"Tongue Tied by Stella Harris is a book I just want to buy for absolutely everyone...It is stuffed full of useful information, expertly communicated. And even better, it actually got me excited about communication!" --Aurora Glory
— Aurora Glory
"This detailed, user-friendly, and conscientious book deals with nearly every imaginable aspect of intimate human relationships, covering everything from analingus to apologies." --Bradley Buchanan, Tulsa Book Review
— Bradley Buchanan
"[Tongue Tied] gives you a better impression of not just how to communicate, but what you need to do so." --Adriana Ravenlust, Of Sex and Love
— Adriana Ravenlust