Author(s): Mark A. Michaels
Partners in Passion is a unique, thorough and controversial approach for couples who long to create and sustain a deep, intimate bond. Most people long for an intimate relationship, and though modern technology has made contact more instant, it cannot create the intimacy necessary to sustain a fulfilling and satisfying partnership. Authors Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson have devoted their lives to studying the art of creating intimacy, and here provide readers with a fun, step-by-step guide to help them discover deep, loving and lasting relationships.
"With a thorough resource guide included, this book runs the gamut on sex education, and the authors' sex-positivity, feminism, and rejection of gender stereotypes makes it a welcome addition to the genre."--"Publishers Weekly" "Those seeking to create conscious, loving partnerships will find a compendium of concrete tools and resources in this important book. I will be encouraging clients, students, and colleagues to share this work. Bravo!"--Nan Wise, PhD candidateCognitive Neuroscience, Rutgers-NewarkCertified Sex Therapist, AASECT "If you're in a relationship, you need this book. If you're single, you need this book. If you're having sex or ever plan to have sex - good sex, hot sex, toe-curling sex - you need this book. Clear off your night stand. This is the only volume you need."--Jenny Block, author of "Open" "Patricia and Mark don't only write about being partners in passion; they are partners in passion. Drawing on their background in Tantra, their own longterm relationship, and the wisdom of other happy couples, Michaels and Johnson know just what it takes to keep things sparkling, sizzling and sexy. Their book is an absolute must if you are in a relationship or hope to be."--Jamye Waxman, sex educator and author "Hot Sex: Over 200 Things to Try Tonight" and "Getting Off: A Woman's Guide to Masturbation" "It's not everyday that I learn something new about sex; the chapter on Tantra is amongst the best introductions to the topic I've ever come across"--Ian Kerner, PhD, NY Times best-elling author of "She Comes First" "Gifted teachers and writers, Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson challenge conventional wisdom and offer bold, fresh strategies for "real" connection and intimacy in long-term relationships."--Tristan Taormino, author, "Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships" "At last! The new Holy Grail for how to sustain sexual fire and keep loving passion ali
A graduate of NYU and Yale, Mark A. Michaels writes for scholarly and legal publications and his plays have been produced off-Broadway. He took his first tantra class in 1997 and gave his first lecture on the subject two years later. Patricia Johnson spent many years as a professional operatic soprano. In 1999, a longstanding interest in tantra inspired her to attend a lecture by Mark Michaels, now her husband and collaborator. Since then, she and Michaels have taught and lectured throughout the world. They live in New York City.