Unf*ck Your Intimacy: Using Science for Better Relationships, Sex, and Dating

Faith G. Harper. Microcosm, $14.95 trade paper (192p) ISBN 978-1-62106-762-7
Trauma therapist Harper (Unf*ck Your Brain) unpacks the complexities of love and sex in this useful and charmingly profane self-help guide. She begins by exploring ways one’s relationship with intimacy can become damaged, including sexual trauma, guilt from religious stigmas toward sexuality, and additional mental and physical problems. Harper addresses people of all sexualities, and she encourages those who identify as gender-fluid to fearlessly examine their sexuality. She also recommends that all readers reconnect with their bodies and embrace the healing power of physical touch. Finally, she explores the art of “dating like a grownup,” providing sage advice on the importance of communication and discusses many subjects traditional books about intimacy often avoid, such as open relationships and BDSM. Given the copious profanity throughout, conservative-minded readers may hesitate before adding this to their collections. For everyone else, Harper’s thoughtful, well-reasoned lessons, told with spirited panache, will offer fresh perspective on how to overcome common hindrances to intimacy. (June)
Reviewed on : 04/05/2019
Release date: 06/01/2019
Genre: Nonfiction
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