SLOW SEX by Nicole Daedone


The Art and Craft of the Female Orgasm
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In the spirit of the Slow Food movement, Daedone introduces the Slow Sex movement, which urges couples to take time to investigate a woman’s genitalia and her responses to contact.

A 10-day life-changing starter program of Orgasmic Meditation, or OM, is designed to educate both partners about the female body and what it wants. In specific, vivid detail, the author provides instructions for exploring the different means of clitoral stimulation, while describing sensations and how to build, then ground, sexual energy. The benefits extend beyond the obvious: Women cultivate the ability to communicate during intimate moments, furthering their ability to state their needs outside the bedroom. While it all sounds wonderful, it may present a challenge to practice; OM requires a partner dedicated to a potentially awkward process and open to discussion of his technique. However, bonus chapters on Slow Oral (His and Hers) and intercourse provide sensuous counsel more universally applicable. At times far-fetched, other times keenly perceptive, Daedone offers astute insights but also makes a few questionable claims—e.g., an orgasm that lasts four months, or that every woman can be orgasmic—that are validated when she redefines “orgasm” so it is no longer synonymous with “climax.” Encouraging testimonials from practitioners scattered throughout offer hope, yet lack the warmth and veracity of the few personal stories the author shares from her youth.

Real-life lovemaking advice from a sex specialist entangled in an idealistic program.


Pub Date: May 25th, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-446-56719-0
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2011


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