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Greystone Books Fall 2022

The Better Sex Through Mindfulness Workbook
A Guide to Cultivating Desire
By (author): Lori PhD Brotto Foreword by: Jen Gunter
Lori PhD Brotto ,

Foreword by :

Jen Gunter


Greystone Books



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Paperback , Trade
Oct 18, 2022
$22.95 CAD


8.5in x 5.5 x 0.8 in | 340 gr

Page Count:

280 pages


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Greystone Books
HEALTH & FITNESS / Sexuality


"A book full of wisdom, permission, kindness, and hope."—EMILY NAGOSKI, author of Come as You Are and Burnout
"A masterpiece and masterclass in female sexuality."—IAN KERNER, New York Times-bestselling author of She Comes First

The practical workbook for readers of the acclaimed Better Sex Through Mindfulness: learn how to apply the groundbreaking research and cultivate desire in everyday life.

In her trailblazing book Better Sex Through Mindfulness, clinical psychologist Dr. Lori Brotto revealed how mindfulness can be used to treat sexual difficulties such as lack of desire, pain, and trauma. An instant favorite among sex therapists and clinicians as well as readers, the book featured a foreword by Emily Nagoski and was recommended by Dan Savage and by Dr. Jen Gunter in The New York Times.In this functional workbook, readers can apply Dr. Brotto's award-winning research in a simple, structured setting for optimal results.

Designed primarily for women, with instructions and inquiries for developing a mindfulness practice with or without a sexual partner, this guidebook also includes information relevant to men and gender diverse people. Dr. Brotto infuses her workbook with compassion and hope, inspiring gentleness and curiosity on this path towards more fulfilling and pleasurable sex for all.

  • Recommended by Emily Nagoski, Dan Savage, and Dr. Jen Gunter: a favorite among top sexperts as well as doctors who specialize in female reproductive health.
  • Makes the research from the original book accessible and actionable: Now, anyone can benefit from Dr. Brotto’s renowned research in their daily lives.
  • A trauma-informed sex book: Dr. Brotto addresses trauma and sex head on, using approaches that are clinically tested and guided by her own experience treating patients with trauma.
  • Backed by research: the book synthesizes 15 years of research conducted by Dr. Brotto, who is internationally renowned as a pioneer in the use of mindfulness for sexual difficulties.
  • Addresses a wide variety of sexual difficulties: including lack of desire, survivors of gynaecological cancer, women with chronic genital pain, women with a history of sexual abuse, and women with a diagnosed sexual dysfunction.
  • Challenges long-standing myths about sexuality, such as sexual desire should be spontaneous.
  • Proven expert:Dr. Brotto has been a member of the University of British Columbia Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology since 2005, and is the Executive Director of the Women’s Health Research Institute, a Canada Research Chair in Women’s Sexual Health, and a Registered Psychologist. Her research and clinical practice focuses on the treatment of sexual difficulties.

Lori A. Brotto, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and sex researcher. She is a member of various sexuality organizations and an associate editor for Archives of Sexual Behavior. Brotto has been featured in the New York Times, The Walrus, Chatelaine, Dan Savage's Savage Lovecast, and many other outlets. She lives in Vancouver, BC.

Dr. Jen Gunter is an OB/GYN and pain medicine physician and the author of The Menopause Manifesto, The Vagina Bible, and The Preemie Primer. She is the host of the podcast Body Stuff (TED Audio Collective) and of the streaming docuseries Jensplaining (CBC Gem). She blogs at TheVajenda.com and her writing can also be found in the New York Times, Glamour, DAME, and other publications. She has been called Twitter?s gynecologist, the Internet?s OB/GYN, and a fierce advocate for women?s health.

  • Cross-Promotion with Author's Netflix Series “The Principles of Pleasure”
  • Pitching CBC Radio and National Television 
  • Pitching Print & Online Coverage: Chatelaine, Globe, Toronto Star, Reader’s Digest
  • Promotion on Author’s Website and Twitter (7k+ followers)
  • Virtual Author Events + IG Lives
  • Extensive galley send
  • International publicity campaign
  • Digital and print advertising
  • Promotion on Edelweiss
  • Social media campaign; influencer outreach
  • "To call this a workbook is a misnomer. This book is pure joy! Within these pages the compassionate expertise of Dr. Lori Brotto shines through. By having us stay right where we are, Dr. Brotto takes us on a delightful journey of (sexual) self discovery."
    —Kathryn Hall, author of Reclaiming Your Sexual Self: How You Can Bring Desire Back Into Your Life

    "This book will help you reconnect with your body, your sexuality, and your capacity for sexual pleasure."
    —Dr. Meredith Chivers, Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology, Director of the Sexuality and Gender Laboratory, Queen's University, Canada

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