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Slow Sex: The Art and Craft of the Female Orgasm

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  468 Ratings  ·  47 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
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.
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 ar ...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
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".
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.
Jul 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
yay sex cult!
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
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 !
Jun 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed at: Over A Cuppa Tea
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’
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
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 :-)
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.
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.
Ellie Lum
Sep 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Everyone should read this book. This book will change your life.
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Fascinating sexuality practice that emphasizes awareness and connection.
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I wrote a stunning review and it didn't show up. Cest la vie.
Jun 19, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: unfinished
Just not feeling it right now.
Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I wonder how different this world could be if we focused more on stuff like this. Just a thought.
Jun 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Overall an interesting concept, but I especially loved the discussion of bringing more sensation and desire into your whole life.
Dec 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Its kind of funny as I age I sort of am taking steps backwards towards my early twenties. I used to be someone who didn't really care about censoring myself and would post every dumb idea that would pop into my brain. Then I began to become more reserved almost never wanting to post anything about myself in fears of not getting that job I was applying for. Now in my mid-twenties I am more life experience, I make better decisions, more peaceful and tolerant of the world around me,yet, I want to b ...more
Dec 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It is not primarily about slow sex. It's not about positions, sex toys or some spiritual woo-woo either. It's about a healthy, down to earth, sensation-based approach to sex that our culture is seriously lacking. No recipes here, only a simple practice with few guidelines that will hopefully let the reader discover and free his or her own desire that will form his or her own unique approach to sensuality and intimacy. Personally, I have found that the few guidelines for the practice described in ...more
There were part of this book that resonated and others that grated. It was certainly not without insightful suggestions on how to become more mindful. The parts that made the most sense to me involved the attention given to all parts of the practice of Orgasmic Meditation, beginning with the request. and all the way to the grounding at the end. I was perhaps most disappointed by the chapters that purported to explain what each gender wanted the other to know about them. Overly subjective general ...more
Jun 07, 2012 rated it liked it
I felt like it was more than a little hippie dippie (to use a very imprecise phrase worthy of hippie dippieism). Here was one phrase that really made me want to howl with frustration (not a good kind of frustration), "Just look at the way the natural world works; when each species follows its desires, you don't get a war zone— you get an ecosystem." Of course, idyllic nature, animals killing and eating each other (frequently while they are still alive) is practically the definition of peace. ... ...more
Feb 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
The reason I gave this two stars instead of one is that I believe the OM practice itself has some usefulness for those who want to bring more awareness into their sex lives. But it's wrapped in so much cheesiness that you have to bring a lot of willingness just to get through this book. Worse than the irritating writing style is the fact that the author tells you what you will likely experience at every step of the practice rather than saying, "Try this and see what you see." This struck me as v ...more
Apr 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Very definitely an interesting read, and has gotten me on all kinds of thought tangents this week! Don't know that I will incorporate the practice (per se) into my real life, but who knows?

I do agree with previous reviews that the gender generalisations were not my favourite bits - I don't think gender generalisations are the way to go in 2016.

This is definitely a book that focusses on women's pleasure first and foremost - sorry guys. But you know what? In light of the way I've been conditione
Jul 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Very interesting. I didn't know what to expect when I started to read this, except that I had seen this lady describe OM for a website a few years ago (possibly Time) so when I realized this book was about OM I was intrigued. I'm not sure how effective it can be, especially for someone like myself, but I am game to try it at some point. At the very least, it lets women know that there's others out there who have been unable or unwilling subconsciously to let our desires be known and fulfilled.
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.
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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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