Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Stop Calling Him Honey... and Start Having Sex

Monday, October 31, 2011

Book Review - Stop Calling Him Honey... and Start Having Sex

About the Book
Unlike so many relationship authors, Davis and Arana have actually been in this situation and that is why they wanted to write this book – to share with the millions of women who might have lost the desire to have sex with their spouse that it’s not that difficult to get that spark back. Sex is the glue that keeps a relationship solid and, without it, even if you are best friends, good parents and a great team - if you’re living like roommates, your relationship is at risk from failure.

Challenging the status quo, Arana and Davis have found that it’s the everyday things we say and do that can sabotage our sexual chemistry - something that all of the other self-help books seem to have overlooked. While other books recommend date nights and sexy lingerie, Stop Calling Him Honey…and Start Having Sex! looks at the subtle and powerful ways we dull our desire for each other and offers groundbreaking advice to solve this too-common dilemma:

  • How terms of endearment can hinder your sexuality
  • How sharing everything including bathroom habits is not good for a relationship
  • Why couples need to argue more, not less, and the best ways to do it
  • How maintaining a sense of separation will keep you both together
  • Why feeling sexy doesn’t hinge on having the perfect body but rather on how a woman feels about herself and how she projects those feelings to her partner.

Finally a sex self-help book that is revolutionary, humorous, easy-to-read and inspiring – with practical advice that gets to the core of why your sexual desire diminished in the first place and how to get it back easily and permanently.

About the Authors

Maggie Arana was in a sexless relationship for many years and her story gives her a unique personal insight on why the "roommate syndrome" is so common with couples, and what you can do to change it. Maggie is a UCLA graduate in English Literature (summa cum laude) and has written for various publications throughout the years, including Music Connection and the former BAM Magazine. She also has many years of experience in public relations. Margaret is in a happy, long-term relationship and does not call her guy “honey.” She lives in Los Angeles.

Julienne Davis is an international model, singer/musician and actress, having played the pivotal role of Mandy Curran in Stanley Kubrick’s psychological thriller Eyes Wide Shut. Her career has enabled her to travel the world and live and work in many cities, from New York to London, Paris to Milan. Julienne and “non-honey” husband, a renowned English DJ and writer/journalist, live in Los Angeles in a midcentury modern home that they lovingly restored over a two-year period.

My Take on the Book
Though this book is written for women, as a husband I can say that there are definitely some aspects that can be used from men here toward women as well. The book did have some great ideas that I enjoyed reading. I particularly enjoyed the fact that it was filled with personal stories. I also liked the humor that was interspersed through the book. Though they do use humor to get their point across, their message was strong and important. I believe that the 10 Couple Commandments say it all... Well Written, and now I will go and share this with my wife and see what she thinks!

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