DR. Nan Wise

Why Good Sex Matters

Understanding the Neuroscience of Pleasure for a Smarter, Happier, and More Purpose-Filled Life

​Opportunities for pleasure are everywhere—from sex to food to exotic escapes—yet we are becoming increasingly more depressed and anxious. Research shows that many people are having less sex, and those who do have a lot, enjoy it less. For more than thirty years, Dr. Nan Wise has worked as a therapist, helping people achieve more satisfying sexual lives. In recent years, her work has shifted to the study of anhedonia—the inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable—and why more people than ever suffer from it.

“Featuring a harmonious blend of clinical research and relatable instruction…A rewarding text steeped in laboratory analysis and thought-provoking, motivating patient-based conclusions.”

—Kirkus Reviews

“Those looking for a more fulfilling sex life will benefit from this smoothly written…look at how a person’s mental state can elevate or sabotage their sexual experience.”

—Publishers Weekly

“Nan Wise had me at ‘healthy hedonism’ but sealed the deal with all of her fascinating research. In this informative and enlightening book, Wise shows us how to kick life up a few notches.”

—Mara Altman, author of Gross Anatomy: Dispatches from the Front (and Back) and Thanks for Coming: One Young Woman's Quest for an Orgasm

“Read this book if you want to get the most out of your sex life and experience greater pleasure and satisfaction in your life overall.”

—Beverly Whipple, Ph.D., co-author of The G Spot and The Science of Orgasm

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