Posts Tagged ‘Intimacy’
In the spirit of the holidays, I wanted to give the gift of ecstasy to all of my followers. People often ask me, “What is ecstasy?” Ecstasy is a peak emotional experience accompanied by intense sexual pleasure. It represents a time and space in an adult love relationship; a place that every couple should aspire to reach. We can’t live there — the variability of life will not allow it. However, if you’re willing to strive, you can get closer and closer to the goal-ecstasy. Intimacy and pleasure are key ingredients to the recipe for ecstasy.
In the spirit of Sweetest Day I decided to pull an excerpt from my book to share. The Recipe for Ecstasy is a revised dissertation. To complete the requires of my Ph.D. program, I surveyed 105 women about relationships. I was specifically interested in the relationship of intimacy, passion, commitment, and orgasm responsiveness to sexual and relationship satisfaction. In pursuit of this knowledge, I analyzed the responses by marital and parental status. Married women without children exhibited the highest levels of satisfaction. Therefore, I have chosen a recipe from their cookbook of love. These women identified mood, nature of the relationship, setting, newness, intimacy, intense physical/emotional response (passion), and love as being essential to their recipe for ecstasy. I am going to share two of those ingredients: intimacy and passion.