Why Good Sex Mat­ters: Under­stand­ing the Neu­ro­science of Plea­sure for a Smarter, Hap­pi­er, and More Pur­pose-Filled Life

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September 1, 2019

A sex ther­a­pist and neu­ro­sci­en­tist describes anhe­do­nia, the inabil­i­ty to feel a sat­is­fac­to­ry amount of plea­sure, and pro­vides the path­way back to ful­ly enjoy­ing sex, food, time with fam­i­ly and friends, and oth­er pas­times, while also staving off depres­sion, anx­i­ety, and addic­tion. In Why Good Sex Mat­ters, Wise not only reveals the fun­da­men­tal prob­lem in how we think about sex and plea­sure but also how we arrived at this prob­lem­at­ic rela­tion­ship to begin with. This fas­ci­nat­ing book helps us reclaim our innate capac­i­ty for joy, fun, exu­ber­ance, curios­i­ty, and humor, while show­ing how reach­ing our sex­u­al poten­tial makes us smarter, hap­pi­er, and more pro­duc­tive peo­ple. Ulti­mate­ly, it reveals how a new under­stand­ing of sex can lead to a more expan­sive expe­ri­ence of plea­sure in all aspects of our lives.

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