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Slow Sex: The Art and Craft of the Female Orgasm

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  779 ratings  ·  74 reviews
The truth is: Most women do not have satisfying sex lives. Slow Sex can change that.

Better sex is about one thing: better orgasm. This life-altering guide teaches men and women how to use the practice of Orgasmic Meditation-or OM-to slow down, connect emotionally, and achieve authentic female sexual satisfaction. The promise: In just fifteen minutes every woman can become
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published May 25th 2011 by Grand Central Life Style (first published 2011)
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May 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Yes. This book is worth reading. Good stuff. Thought provoking. That's all I'll say. Except that some of the gendered generalizations did not fly with me, particularly the ones about women needing to stop breaking down in order to make a man feel safe in bed. Nevertheless, if you skip the chapters about what men and women really want, you'll very much enjoy the rest. And no, I have not practiced this technique yet but I am intrigued to know that it exists. And now that is really all I'll say. (B ...more
Jul 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Oh my God. OH MY GOD.
Jul 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sexuality
A one trick pony - OMing (a form of sexual mindfulness) is her universal answer. She guarantees women an orgasm every time by redefining "orgasm" to not require climax. In fact it is stretched to the point that it is present even in boring or somewhat unpleasant episodes – since you’re being so very open and Zen that you accept them all with equal-mindedness. Hmmm … does orgasm mean anything at all in this context? By the end orgasm almost seems to be an attitude or state of mind. Only for coupl ...more
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sexuality
A very nice read! Enjoyed this audiobook!
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It's really about way more than sex. It recommends a kind of practice that can potentially transform ones life. ...more
Sep 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sex
"Better sex is about...better orgasm. Teaches men & women the practice of orgasmic meditation -- om -- to slow down. Connect emotionally, achieve authentic female satisfaction. The 'slow sex movement' is devoted to the art & craft. OM is the act of slowing down, tuning in, experiencing a deeper spiritual & physical connection during sex. The philosophy & techniques of OM as well as exercises for 'regular' sex life... This book is an argument for daily intercourse. it's also an argument for payin ...more
May 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
For reasons that I suspect that have more to do with this country's puritanical conditioning than with me, it gave me pause to read a book about sex. But I'm glad I did. It's worth it.

This is a book for couples looking to unlock an emotional depth that can only be achieved by sexual intimacy. Not the kind of intimacy we see in Hollywood movies but the real kind. It took me no time at all -- days -- to get into, process, discuss and ultimately use the techniques in this book to bring me closer t
Apr 27, 2012 rated it liked it
This sounds like a good thing but I can't imagine that very many men would be interested in signing up for it -- and as a woman -- it sounds a lot like work -- but that could be because I'm not in a relationship right now :-) ...more
Aug 25, 2013 rated it liked it
It comes off a bit gimmicky and over-simplified, but I think Nicole's technique is a good jumping-off point for anyone looking for "deeper connection" in their sex life. I really enjoyed her own biographical monologue in the first chapter; and didn't enjoy the branded-marketing feeling we get when she talks about "OM" and "turnon". ...more
Steve Lee Sr
Sep 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
Interesting, but not much fun alone. I couldn't actually say if this book was helpful or not, since it's intended for couples and at the moment I'm not part of one of those. I'll also need to see if it's available in Spanish.

So at some point in the future I'd like to listen to this again, but WITH someone.
Isabel Losada
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A tantric sex teacher I know recommended this book when I was working on the book 'Sensation.' This is wonderful, rich, and brave and simply the best book about female sexuality that I've ever read. If you have a partner and he/ she is at all committed to the quality of your sexual experience or you are to theirs then I couldn't recommend this more. :-) x i ...more
Fer Camaccio iñiguez
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A little bit difficult to put it into practice at first, but once you manage to get the m.o. in your repertoire, your sex life will boost to new levels. The hard thing is to convince your parnter to start.
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Fascinating sexuality practice that emphasizes awareness and connection.
Bea Elwood
May 06, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: reshelved
This book promised a lot but was not at all what I was expecting. I thought it was a self help book for women but really its a gimicky boring and clumsy book for middle aged men to get them to rethink about sex and orgasims and pleasing their partner. I didn't finish it. ...more
Lucy Whitaker
Mar 21, 2018 rated it liked it
what's with all the "this is what women want" "this is what men want"
like can we not with the idea that all women are emotionally complicated and need to be protected and saved from their own minds whereas men are simple and have low emotional intelligence

Jun 19, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: unfinished
Just not feeling it right now.
Ellie Lum
Sep 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Everyone should read this book. This book will change your life.
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I wrote a stunning review and it didn't show up. Cest la vie. ...more
Allison M
Dec 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sex-nerd
Great book, worth the read, but I found the heteronormativity and gender assumptions distracting.
Black Carrie
Oct 16, 2021 rated it it was ok
It was an okay read, OM is something I already know but I didn’t know it had a name ; the back n forth from childhood to tips was so confusing and awkward .
Wise Fool
Mar 07, 2021 rated it liked it
This was a hard slog to get through. If you already into tantra sex. Then don't worry about this one. It's a take on that but renamed and claimed as slow sex.
It's about making that deeper connection than just physical and I don't disagree with much of it.
But the tough part is getting through the amount of waffle involved! Then there's the self praise that continually crops up.
But if your looking for something new than just sex techniques, this might do it for you.
Cleffairy Cleffairy
Jun 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Review date: 1 July 2011
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My husband was positively flabbergasted when he saw this inside one of my ‘pornography’ reading list. Gosh, what wouldn’t I give to see him blush and flustered like that again? I’d give anything just to see that again. I love it when he’s surprised like that and looked at me as if he’s discovered something new and absolutely wicked about me.

Anyway… enough with my amusement… LOL. I can assure you it won’
David Schwarm
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This "sex manual" is actually a very good mediation guide. The focus is on Pleasure and Connection which is likely obvious from the title, but what is not intuitively obvious is how down to earth and practical the advice often is; advice which generally seems to boil down to three things:

1. Don't Add Anything
2. Pay Attention to the Sensations in your Body
3. Follow your desire

these three things are, in my experience, not the traditional foundations of a meditation practice (Doctor Chodron does no
Dec 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I have this as an audio book. The thing is, it's not about what you think it's about. I can't wait to listen to it with my fiance and start to practice some of the ideas in here. Many books about sex just say to have better sex, a woman just needs to relax. That's nonsense - there's much more to it than "just" relaxing, which I don't find terribly easy when I'm _not_ busy being intimate. Savoring my relaxation time is something I keep saying I want to do but not actually doing it; this book prac ...more
Jan 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I didn't really get through the full thing. Maybe I'm not ready for the full extent of what Nicole Daedone teaches but the intro is great. Not just about slowing down for sex, but about slowing down and enjoying, no creating a relationship with, life. I think I will be coming back to this at some point in the future. ...more
Gyan Tyagi
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I came to this book from watching Nicole giving a TED talk on YouTube.
Highly recommended for either sex/any gender. Wish I'd had it years ago. Wish past lovers had, too !
May 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021, relationships
If I lived in my alternate reality, sex therapy and relationship counseling would be my chosen profession. In this reality it is merely my vocation/interest and I love reading this type of material. I am always so interested in how people relate to each other and how relationships do/don’t work, and how women can liberate themselves sexually. This book on Orgasmic Meditation (OM) was interesting. It is very sexually explicit so fair warning if you think this is just a book about how to relate to ...more
At first, I was intrigued by the book, as I never heard of this practices and wanted to learn more. Also, at the start the author explores believes and difficulties some woman faced in relation to sex. I like how she reminded women, who do have a believe that their are not good at sex, can’t climax/orgasm, don’t know anything about sex ect are only continuing to fall into a pitfall of unenviable sex, as often such believes program them not to enjoy own sensations during sex, learn what their des ...more
Feb 14, 2018 rated it liked it
I guess I’m happy I’ve gone through this book, because there were a few thoughts I could take away and which I wouldn’t have gotten otherwise... but I had to force myself to complete it. The subject is intriguing, but the book is way too long, painfully repetitive and I found the writing often cheap and cliche.

I've listened to it as an audiobook but if I was to recommend it to someone, I would suggest them to read the book, where they can progress at their own pace and easily skip or skim throu
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Sep 12, 2020 rated it did not like it
I don't usually write a review, or give a 1 star for that reason. But this book is not for men. It's woman's perspective by a woman who doesn't understand man's perspective as much as she thinks she does.

Anyways, if you're a man and try to convince your partner about this practices, she will think that you are desperate about getting her orgasm. She maybe join you out of the pity, but in the end she will still start faking it, because you care too much about pleasing her, but probably will hate
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Nicole Daedone is an author, consultant, teacher and entrepreneur in service of bringing a more fulfilling sense of orgasm to the world. Voted one of Vanity Fair’s Twelve Women Who Changed the Way We Look at Sex, Nicole first came to prominence as the leader of the Slow Sex Movement and the innovator of the 15 minute orgasm. Throughout her work, Nicole has expanded the horizons of sexual experienc ...more

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