Coming Soon to a Good Vibes Near You: Author Reading with Mark A. Michaels & Patricia Johnson
Come meet the authors of “Partners in Passion, A Guide to Great Sex, Emotional Intimacy and Long-Term Love” at one of these Good Vibes stores:
Sat Feb 8, 2014 at our beautiful Brookline store: 8-10PM, $55 for 2 tickets in advance / $60 for 2 tickets at the door, both options come with a copy of the new book Partners in Passion: A Guide to Great Sex, Emotional Intimacy and Long-term Love. Get tickets here.
Mon Feb 24, 2014 at our colorful Berkeley store: FREE, 6:30 PM
Wed Feb 26, 2014 at our Valencia store: FREE 6:30 PM
Thursday, February 27, 2014: Partners in Passion–Becoming More Than Soul Mates Workshop
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at our Polk St. Store- $20 in advance, $25 at the door, get your tickets here
Learn more about staying connected and over-coming partnership myths, such as:
Myth #1: You Need to Find a Soul Mate
The pursuit of a perfect or ideal mate is misguided. The idea that a twin flame exists somewhere may have a certain allure, but it is a prescription for relationship dissatisfaction, because it is based on a fantasy.
Myth #5: Relationships and Sex Are About Getting Your Needs Met
You can negotiate; you can adjust internally; or you can choose ways to get what you want that aren’t driven by the feeling of desperation that needing something and not getting it are sure to inspire.
In the meantime….Check out an excerpt from the book below:
The tools it takes to have a vibrant, fulfilling, and expansive sex life are the same ones that can be used to create a satisfying long-term relationship. There are countless how-to sex manuals on the market. This is not one of those books. Merely finding the right moves or homing in on that perfect spot will not create a great sexual relationship. We seek to provide you with a foundation for an enduring and mutually satisfying erotic partnership. Our vision is holistic, and our intention is to give you the skills for creating a great sex life together, regardless of which tricks and techniques you care to use. Once you have refined these skills, we suspect those how-to books will prove to be a lot more useful.
This book is the upshot of an ongoing conversation that began over fifteen years ago. We met in January 1999, when Patricia attended Mark’s first public lecture on Tantra. Neither one of us was seeking or expecting to be in a long-term partnership, though there was a strong attraction from the start. We exchanged emails over the next couple of weeks and eventually met for lunch, at Patricia’s invitation. During that first meeting, we decided to explore the sexual aspects of Tantra together, without having so much as held hands. By putting our interest in sex on the table from the start and being clear that it was very important to both of us, we bypassed a lot of the game playing and manipulation that is so common in the dating scene.
A few years into our relationship, we began writing a book on Tantra but abandoned the project, choosing to use the material for an online course instead. A year or two after this first try, we started working on a book based on a series of seminal lectures on Tantra that our teacher, Dr. Jonn Mumford, had given in the 1970s. We added some of our own research and ideas, and updated the content somewhat, so The Essence of Tantric Sexuality is in many respects a three-person collaboration. Our second and third books, Tantra for Erotic Empowerment (an expanded version of that online course) and Great Sex Made Simple, are more fully ours. This book both builds on and departs from our first three.
We were eager to write Partners in Passion because we want to reach people who wouldn’t dream of buying a Tantra book. Our writing and thinking are informed by our back- ground and training in the tradition. While we are convinced that thinking about relationships in a way that is informed by
Tantric principles can be valuable for any couple, this is only one stream among many that we’ve brought together here. This book sums up what we have lived, read, observed, and discussed over many years, and we hope our ideas will resonate with you.