Unlocking the Sexy in Surrender: Using the Neuroscience of Power to Recharge Your Sex Life

“Our marriage is good except for the sex.”
“I just want our sex life to be like it was when we were first dating.”
“Porn is much more exciting to me than my wife.”
“We make sex a priority, but nothing we try seems to help.”

If you can relate to any of these statements, you are far from alone. Until now, couples and even therapists have attempted to address diminished desire by focusing on all the wrong places. Anger, neglect, financial problems, poor communication — the list of the falsely accused is long.

In Unlocking the Sexy in Surrender, Dr. Brandon shows that the true answers are actually tucked away in our brains. How are the brains of men and women different, and how do these differences impact the way we look at sex? Dr. Brandon expertly combines her decades of clinical experience with the latest findings from neural science and sex research to reveal a startling truth that may change the way you look at sex in your long-term relationship. If you love your partner, but wish the sex could be better, then this is the book for you.


Reclaiming Desire: 4 Keys to Finding Your Lost Libido

– I’m so busy and tired, how can I find time for sex?
– How can I go from mommy one minute to passionate lover the next?
– What medicines or natural herbs can I take to improve my libido?
At some point in their lives, most women experience a decline in their sexual desire. Yet despite the vast number of books devoted to sex, surprisingly few focus on the problem of low libido. Fewer still offer any practical advice to the woman who has lost her sex drive and longs to find it again.
Finally available in paperback, Reclaiming Desire presents the holistic approach that gynecologist Andrew Goldstein and clinical psychologist Marianne Brandon―co-founders of the Sexual Wellness Center in Annapolis, Maryland―use to successfully treat women with low libido. Capitalizing on their combined medical and psychological expertise, they reveal how a complex set of physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual factors―as well as specific life-changing events such as marriage, pregnancy, childbirth, divorce, and menopause―can affect female sex drive. Reading this book, women will come to understand that low libido isn’t “all in their heads”―or all in their bodies, for that matter. The problem is real and it’s diverse―but it’s curable.


Monogamy: The Untold Story

Monogamous relationships are firmly embedded in the framework of our society, and yet the divorce rate and common failures of intimacy in long-term relationships challenges the efficacy of this paradigm. Oddly, the concept of monogamy has been virtually ignored by mental health professionals, while anthropologists, sociologists, biologists, and zoologists have researched and explored the topic.

Monogamy: The Untold Story presents not only the scientific research about the challenges of monogamy, but also the practical solutions to overcome them. In part one, the author explores sexual instincts and monogamy from an anthropological, biological, psychological, and social perspective. Part two offers men and women a step-by-step guide to enhancing passion and strengthening their intimate bond by capitalizing on their natural sexual instincts.

Praise for Monogamy: the Untold Story by Dr. Marianne Brandon:

“Intellectually substantial and down-to-earth useful. Brandon’s book will enhance your understanding as well as your love life.”
– David P. Barash, Author of Strange Bedfellows: The Surprising Connection between Sex, Evolution, and Monogamy

“brilliantly written, easy-to-use guide, couples will find ways to rejoice in monogamy despite incredible odds”
– Stephen L. Braveman, Author of CPR for Your Sex Life: How to Breathe Life into a Dead, Dying, or Dull Sex Life

“outlines practical steps with which couples can grow toward mature sexuality and deeper intimacy”
– Julian Slowinski, Co-Author of the Sexual Male: Problems and Solutions

 

Teletherapy Services

Dr. Brandon is pleased to offer teletherapy services (therapy via a confidential internet connection) in New York, Massachusetts, Missouri, Maryland, and Washington DC. In most other jurisdictions she offers sex coaching.

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