Passionate Hearts by Wendy Maltz

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In her search for positive, healthy sexual images to help her in her practice, renowned sex therapist and author Wendy Maltz solicited and sought out “poems that inspire and celebrate healthy sexual intimacy; poems in which heart connection was at the core of the sexual experience.” In reviewing more than 1,500 submissions, she asked, “Does this poem represent mutual caring and desire? Do the partners relate as equals, respecting each other as separate individuals? Is there a sense of emotional trust and honesty? Are the sexual interactions assumed to be safe from emotional and physical harm? Does the poem celebrate sensual pleasures?”

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Wendy Maltz, a well-known sex therapist and marriage counselor, is the author of The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, coauthor of The Porn Trap: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Problems Caused by Pornography, Private Thoughts: Exploring the Power of Women’s Sexual Fantasies, and editor of Intimate Kisses: The Poetry of Sexual Pleasure, which serves as a companion book to Passionate Hearts. Maltz is codirector, with her husband Larry, of Maltz Counseling Associates. Her website is
Published December 23, 2009 by New World Library. 224 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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"Passionate Pleasures " (the infinite ways two bodies, two hearts, might intertwine as one);

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