NeuroLoveology: The Power to Mindful Love & Sex explores how the brain processes attraction, relationships, conflict and sex. Each chapter will introduce the science and psychology behind the various elements of an adult romantic relationship while also including the tools to enhance that relationship, emotionally and sexually. There have been huge advances in the studies of neuroscience, which have given us an even greater understanding of the complicated ways in which the brain receives, accepts and transmits the millions of stimuli it encounters on a daily basis. One of the most fascinating aspects of these studies is the careful unraveling of the exact magic behind love and attraction.
Why did you put a picture of yourself on the cover of your sex-tionary?
I put a picture of me on the cover because a picture paints a thousand words. It's sexy, men love to look at sexy and pretty things and ladies love to be looked at. Putting a picture on the cover will get both sexes to want to open and see what is inside.
On the back cover, you describe sex as a gift from God. If God were to write a blurb endorsing this book, what do you think God would write?
Oh that is so funny. I think he would say, "Now that you have been turning your sex life up, I'm turning it down. I'm putting you guys on a weekend fast from SEX for 3 days and while you are fasting your assignment is to read the book SEX-tionary. When the 3 days are over go back to your SEX lives and report to me on how much better it was after reading this book. That is your homework".
Why are many of the words out of alphabetical order?
You want me to be honest. I wasn't thinking about doing that. I just really wanted to make sure they fell under the right letter. This way you can use the book for games, bridal and bachelor parties, a fun time with the guys and the girls. Or just fun reading to make you laugh when you are alone.
In Playing the Whore, journalist Melissa Gira Grant turns these pieties on their head, arguing for an overhaul in the way we think about sex work. Based on ten years of writing and reporting on the sex trade, and grounded in her experience as an organizer, advocate, and former sex worker, Playing the Whore dismantles pervasive myths about sex work, criticizes both conditions within the sex industry and its criminalization, and argues that separating sex work from the “legitimate” economy only harms those who perform sexual labor. In Playing the Whore, sex workers’ demands, too long relegated to the margins, take center stage: sex work is work, and sex workers’ rights are human rights. @melissagira
Blumberg's body and mind are tuned to give her a long leg up in business and love. She used her background in porn, as well as her dual masters degrees and her Certified Public Accounting license, to start Adult Talent Management. Aside from building a profitable business, her goal was to represent women in a male-dominated field. Blumberg brought this same business savvy to her personal life. She eventually married the wealthy man of her dreams, whose mind and ambitions matched her own.
Using her porn pseudonym as a platform, Blumberg recently launched MoneyLoveSuccess.com. This site serves as a hub for her many writings on how to create success in the adult industry and in love. I recently had the chance to pick Blumberg's brain on the finer points of her three new books: How to Make Money in Adult Entertainment, How to Land a Rich Man, and How to Catch a Kitten.
When your half-sister Diamond Kitty was breaking into the adult industry, what advice did you give her that you didn’t give to other aspiring starlets?
As the editor of a column about love in the New York Times, Daniel Jones has been privy to the deepest personal revelations of tens of thousands of strangers. Deluged with stories of scheming cheaters, hopeless romantics, racy texts, and fierce devotion, he has spent much of the past decade wading through love's muck and majesty—and has taken plenty of notes along the way. In Love Illuminated, he uses his unique perspective to tease apart life's most mystifying subject. Drawing from the 50,000 tales of love that have crossed his desk, Jones traces the arc of human relationships through ten phases, starting with the pursuit, destiny, vulnerability, connection, and trust of new love, and then turning to the practicality, monotony, infidelity, loyalty, and wisdom of love matured. With empathy and wry humor, he takes readers on an enlightening journey through the highs, lows, and enduring unknowns of this universal experience that rattles the head and stirs the heart.
Publisher's Description: Biographers, journalists, and satirists have long used the subject of sex to define the masculine character and political authority of America's Founding Fathers. Tracing these commentaries on the Revolutionary Era's major political figures, Foster shows how continual attempts to reveal the true character of these men instead exposes much more about Americans and American culture than about the Founders themselves. This book examines the remarkable and varied assessments of the intimate lives of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and Gouverneur Morris from their own time to ours. Consider how Jefferson has been variously idealized as a chaste widower, condemned as a child molester, and recently celebrated as a multicultural hero. Foster considers the public and private images of these generally romanticized leaders to show how each generation uses them to reshape and reinforce American civic and national identity.