The Elusive Orgasm

A Woman's Guide to Why She Can't and How She Can Orgasm

By: Dr Vivienne Cass


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Published: Feb/09 (AU/NZ)

"Easy to read, informative, reassuring, practical-essential reading for any woman (and her partner) chasing the elusive orgasm". Sandra Pertot, PhD, clinical psychologist, Sex therapist 
This new updated edition highlights some new findings in sexual health and Dr Vivienne explains clearly what this means:  
  • Are orgasms influence to some degree by genetics? 
  • Women who are aware of the sensations inside their vagina are more likely to orgasm during intercourse. 
  • All orgasms originate from the clitoris which has internal and external parts to it, and each type has a different feeling. 
  • Sugar pills given to women during research improved their sex life by 40%. 
  • Be wary of people advertising creams, lotions and herbal supplements to improve their sexuality, there is little evidence to support these.

In easy to read language, The Elusive Orgasm provides a full overview of women's sexual pleasure, covering sexual triggers, stages of arousal, the power of the mind, and how women differ from men. Longtime clinical psychologist and sex therapist Dr. Vivienne Cass reveals all the causes of women's orgasm difficulties-and how to remedy them. You will learn what an orgasm is? How the clitoris is much more than a little button;the five types of orgasm difficulties; the twenty-five causes of those difficulties; self-awareness via quizzes and questionnaires and step-by-step plans to help you and your partner.

Vivienne Cass, PhD, an Australian who is a clinical psychologist and sex therapist, is a member of The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, The New York Academy of Science, and The International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health.

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ISBN: 1921295228

Published: Feb/09 (AU/NZ)

Format: Paperback

Dimensions: 210 mm  x  135 mm

Extent: 336 pages

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About The Author

Dr Vivienne Cass

Dr Vivienne Cass

Dr Vivienne Cass


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Vivienne is a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years experience. She has been working in private practice for more than 20 years, and is a specialist in human sexuality and works in areas of sexual dysfunction, sexual offences, sexual abuse, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

She was professionally involved in the area of AIDS from 1984-1990, setting up the first psychological services for HIV-infected people within the Western Australian Health Department and holding membership on several federal and state government committees.

In 1988 Vivienne published 39;There's More to Sex than AIDS: The A to Z Guide to Safe Sex', and has over the years has contributed several book chapters and published papers in peer-reviewed journals. Most of her published work is in the area of sexual orientation and identity.

Over the last 30 years Vivienne has worked with the media, giving frequent radio, TV, newspaper and magazine interviews and co-hosting a radio talkback program for two years. She is a media contact for the Australian Psychological Society and has a reputation for being able to speak in a language readily understood by the general public.

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