I am on a constant journey of deepening my connection with myself, the intimacy, the pleasure, and joy, and doing that I have tried many programs, read many books, and bought a lot of stuff.
Many things didn’t work. Some did. Let me share with you the tried and true things I really LOVE. I won’t waste a breath on stuff that didn’t work.
Below find a few (or more) of my favorites.
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Ania’s Gifts for You
An essential exploration of why and how women’s sexuality works—based on groundbreaking research and brain science—that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy.
Join celebrated sexuality teacher Sheri Winston as she integrates ancient wisdom, lost knowledge and modern sexuality information in a sexy, fun, empowering guidebook that illuminates every woman’s secret paths to fabulous, orgasmically abundant sex. Whether you’re a woman or a man who loves women, this book is for you!
Like any expletive used effectively, the title of this book is meant to be a wake-up call. It is a reclamation, in a world that desperately requires the feminine. Readers learn the secret ingredient every woman is missing; how to crack the confidence code; why sex appeal is an inside job; what’s ahead on the next frontier of feminism—and how they can help make it happen; and much more.
Your gremlin interprets your every experience. He has nothing good to say about you or anything you do, not to mention your dreams and aspirations. Just when you feel you’ve out-argued or overcome him, he changes his disguise and his strategy. Grapple with him and you become more enmeshed. What he hates is simply being noticed. That’s the first step to his taming. This and many other straightforward and powerful techniques await you in Taming Your Gremlin: A Guide to Enjoying Yourself.
Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.
Waking the Tiger offers a new and hopeful vision of trauma. It views the human animal as a unique being, endowed with an instinctual capacity. It asks and answers an intriguing question: why are animals in the wild, though threatened routinely, rarely traumatized? By understanding the dynamics that make wild animals virtually immune to traumatic symptoms, the mystery of human trauma is revealed.
Porges has helped cracked the facial code, and deepened our understanding as to the relationships between our nervous system, our facial expressions and bodily sensations.
A lucid report from the cutting edge of emotion science, How Emotions Are Made reveals the profound real-world consequences of this breakthrough for everything from neuroscience and medicine to the legal system and even national security, laying bare the immense implications of our latest and most intimate scientific revolution.
After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI’s lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss’s head, revealing the skills that helped him and his colleagues succeed where it mattered most: saving lives. In this practical guide, he shares the nine effective principles―counterintuitive tactics and strategies―you too can use to become more persuasive in both your professional and personal life.
Jonathan’s Inside Voice techniques have found a home in theatre studios, music festivals, mindfulness organizations, the TED Conferences, colleges/universities, choirs, and corporations.
He is committed to making his work safe and accessible to everyone. It is his highest priority to approach voice work and healing in a way that is anti-racist, feminist-conscious, queer- and trans-friendly and body-positive in every way.
Professional athletes, medical practitioners, and beauty experts all use Vital Red Light for the most effective and proven red light therapy treatment. With an at-home Vital Red Light, you get a salon experience with every use! Stop spending $100 on a light therapy treatment at a salon, and start doing it at home!
If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils provide plants with protection against environmental threats and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.
Staring at electronic screens brings serious health consequences. And though you may not be able to limit your exposure to damaging blue light, you CAN protect yourself from its hazards with Blue Cut Blue Light Blocking Glasses.
FALL ASLEEP FASTER – SLEEP LONGER – WAKE REFRESHED – High energy Blue Light reduces your body’s Melatonin (sleep hormone) production, causing insomnia. Sleep ZM blue blockers filter out 99.9% of blue light in the “Melatonin Suppression Zone” (280-510 nm) so your body can produce Melatonin faster, helping you sleep better naturally – without the use of Melatonin pills.
Feed your body, not your guilt. CareBar was born at the intersection of many forces. They support your mind and your body through life’s ups and downs while giving you pleasure, a sense of luxury and indulgence.
Glass Dildo Suggestions
Versatile and beautiful, this beaded dildo’s row of pronounced bulbs and its smooth curve add a new dimension of pleasure to shared and solo and play. Indulge in a firmness that’s uniquely satisfying for both internal and external massage.
Bring a work of art into your sex play! Handcrafted for your pleasure, makes an exquisite addition to any collection. Tempered glass is smooth, non-porous, hypoallergenic and easy to use with any lube. This product can withstand extreme temperatures and mild bumps. The Smooth Curves Dildo fills you up with the beauty of glass and creates erotic visual stimulation as you become one with the art.
The Basix Delight is made of silky smooth, body-friendly Borosilicate glass and measures approximately seven inches in length. It features an expertly crafted 1-inch diameter bulb on one end, and on the other end is a rounded base, which can be adorned with one of 15 stunning genuine Swarovski crystal elements.
The most luxurious, exquisite and popular nephrite egg for ALL users, comes with one box of unwaxed and unflavored dental floss of 55 yards as retrieval cord, user instructions, jewelry pouch and certificate of authenticity. You have everything you need to perform yoni egg practice and can start the exercise the same day when you receive this egg.
Glass is a material of choice for a reason. It’s heavy (in a nice way), smooth and temperature sensitive. Run it under hot or cold water to add some excitement. This is a sleek size, only slightly longer and slimmer than the No. 25. Each of these toys is individually handblown and made to be very durable.
pjur® ORIGINAL (formerly pjur® Eros c2008) is the first and bestselling personal silicone lubricant in the world. It provides a pleasurable, long-lasting gliding feeling, while making your skin smooth and silky soft. pjur® ORIGINAL is superconcentrated and the right choice for intimate, exciting hours.As a safe and dependable lubricant, pjur® ORIGINAL promises a good time. Of course, it is tasteless and odorless, and extremely kind to your skin. pjur® Original is also ideal for gentle body massages, relaxing every tense muscle.Free your imagination, fantasies and desires. Just try it out yourself! pjur® ORIGINAL is the best choice for first time users and aficionados alike. We guarantee it will keep you coming back for more.
Uberlube is a personal lubricant intended to moisturize and lubricate, to enhance the ease and comfort of intimate sexual activity and supplement the body’s natural lubrication.
Some women don’t respond well to the sugars in coconut oil, which can cause yeast infections; however, many love it. Coldpressed sesame oil is used in Ayurveda to heal vaginal tissues and is good for internal use, but some people don’t love the smell. Almond oil is also pretty good. It all depends on your body and whether you respond well to the internal use of oils. If you don’t respond well, then you may still use oils externally for body massage.
Fractionated Coconut Oil is widely used in personal and cosmetic products. PURA D’OR Fractionated Coconut Oil is a highly stable and odorless oil that quickly penetrates through the skin and has a much longer shelf life compared to other oils.
If you’re looking for a pure & natural way to solve your skin & hair issues, PURA D’OR Sweet Almond Oil is the one for you. With the abounding nutrients like A, B, D, and E vitamins, your skin and hair will no longer lack moisture, softness, & smoothness.
Cliganic 100% Pure Organic Jojoba Oil is cold pressed, unrefined and all natural, making it the ultimate treatment for dry skin and hair. Often referred to as nature’s moisturizer for its ability to mimic the skin’s sebum, our virgin jojoba oil contains vitamins and minerals essential for healthy skin and hair, including vitamin E, B-complex. Its non-toxic properties make it a powerhouse multi-purpose oil. Fast absorbing, it’s gentle enough to be used on even the most sensitive skin.
Sesame Oil is the most popular oil in Ayurveda that has been used for thousands of years. Rich and robust, this unrefined oil supports numerous systems in the body, and its versatility makes it the perfect oil to support the body from head to toe—including the skin, scalp, hair, ears, lips, gums and teeth, and feet. Its uses are virtually endless!