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By Stephanie S. Covington

Some of the most missed concerns for girls in restoration from habit and trauma is sexuality. With candor and compassion, Dr. Covington reminds readers that restoration "is approximately dwelling lifestyles absolutely and fully, and sexual restoration is crucial to the fullness of your life." Awakening Your Sexuality supplies girls the instruments to technique their sexual histories, comprehend their sexual selves, and create the enjoyable sexual lives they wish. sincere, delicate case stories and suitable workouts offer mild, step by step tips to aid ladies confront guilt, disgrace, and dependancy; realize their physique photos and behavioral styles; honor and settle for their pasts; and start the releasing trip of sexual restoration and progress.

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Danielle uses sex as a fix. She understands physical desire and is able to act without shame or guilt, but she does not know how to begin to integrate intimacy with sex in order to experience love. "I haven't had a real, long-term, honest-to-God boyfriend in years. I'm not even sure I've ever had a real relationship with a man. Sometimes I feel like shit. " Having sex is the only way Danielle knows how to feel connected to a manmaybe even to feel connected to herself. Yet these encounters leave her empty.

In the next few chapters we will be exploring the tasks of early recovery. These include the following: 1. Looking at the effects of socialization on your life. What is its impact? What does it teach you to feel about yourself as a woman? 2. Learning to accept your body, just as it is. Part of being sexual is what you do with your body. If you are uncomfortable or unfamiliar with your body, your sexuality cannot help but be affected. 3. Learning about and accepting your genitals. In order to feel sexual pleasure, it is necessary to accept your genitals and to discern and know how they respond to touch.

She wonders what she's doing here anyway. Women like Sarah, married and supported by their affluent husbands for years, weren't exactly what she Page 17 was used to, nor what she felt she would find she had much in common with. At twenty-six, Danielle is happy in her choice of career as a technical writer. She grew up with computers and is competent at her work. Short and intense, with curly red hair, she is proud of her body and almost never wears a bra. Sarah thought Danielle could have stepped right off a page of Self magazine because she looked so well put together.

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