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Intimate Kisses: The Poetry of Sexual Pleasure

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In 1997, sex therapist and marriage counselor Wendy Maltz, author of the Sexual Healing Journey and coauthor of Private Thoughts, compiled Passionate Hearts, an anthology of "poems that inspire and celebrate healthy sexual intimacy; poems in which heart connection was at the core of the sexual experience." In Intimate Kisses, Maltz follows on the success of Passionate Hear ...more
Paperback, 203 pages
Published December 12th 2003 by New World Library (first published December 18th 2000)
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Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter
2 to 2.5 stars.

Due to personal reasons, I no longer review books that get less than three stars from me. Besides, I mentioned in my last update what didn't work out for me.

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Jul 02, 2008 Cordell rated it it was amazing
Love this book. This is what poetry is about. I love poetry that captures a feeling and makes you relate to it. There is a lot of poetry that I HATE. Maybe thats because Im to simple to relate to some old language poetry thats 15 verses long about how a how many shelves a dresser has. Love, Passion and pleasure are the perfect topic for poetry and this book captures it. Wendy Waltz has another collection of poems called PASSIONATE HEARTS that is excellent but I think it must be to recent to show ...more
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Jul 23, 2011 Leisha Wharfield rated it really liked it
A wonderful book to have on your shelf and pull out whenever you're feeling amorous -- or you want to inspire someone else to.
May 25, 2010 Melissa rated it really liked it
Beautiful poetry in this book that can be so seducing but wonderfully written.
Sana Haque
Dec 10, 2010 Sana Haque rated it it was amazing
Poetry that is so seductive yet so sweet
Dec 06, 2008 Justin rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: writers, artists, poets
Recommended to Justin by: no one
So this book is filled with some extremely provocative and creative imagery. I've never read such eloquent and yet erotic passages.

I definitely recommend this book to anybody with an appreciation of written language. It shows just how many subtle variations there are to "I'm horny let's screw." ;) Seriously though, each poem is of course about more than that but they all have that common thread. I learned a lot from reading how the different authors dealt with the subject matter. Some in extrem
May 03, 2015 Melinda rated it it was ok
Shelves: partially-read
I went through a period where I was really interested in romantic and erotic poetry. I liked the briefness of some of the pieces in this anthology, but on the whole it was the most intriguing poetry. I also have a had time connecting with poetry. I don't often understand it. So my not liking this anthology more is influenced by that.
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808.81935 I61948 2004
Jan 08, 2013 Jessica rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry, relational, a-o
As with any collection, some were much better and others not so much. Overall, though, I found this to be very enjoyable. Definitely a good book to have around and sample from time to time.
Aug 28, 2011 Wendy rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
While a few of these poems are a bit too raw for my taste, many are deeply touching reflections on the intimate connection between two people. It's a read that's good for the heart.
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Wendy Maltz LCSW, DST is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and sex therapist. Her books include The Porn Trap, The Sexual Healing Journey, Private Thoughts, Passionate Hearts, Intimate Kisses, and Incest & Sexuality. Wendy’s highly acclaimed videos are Relearning Touch and Partners in Healing. In 2014 she received the prestigious Carnes Award from the Society for the Advancement o ...more
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