Mars and Venus

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Mars AND
Venus
IN THE
Bedroom
A GUIDE TO LASTING ROMANCE AND PASSION

JOHN GRAY, Ph.D.

THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO MY WIFE, BONNIE, whose openness,
creativity, and love continue to inspire my writings and deepen my understanding of relationships.

CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

v

INTRODUCTION

1

1

Advanced Bedroom Skills for Great Sex

11

2

Sex and Passion

23

3

How to Drive a Woman Wild with Pleasure

35

4

Sexual Confidence

45

5

Women are Like the Moon, Men Are Like the Sun

65

6

The Joy of Quickies

77

7

Why Couples Are Having Less Sex

97

8

How to Rekindle the Passion

117

9

Polarity Sex

127

10

Mechanical Sex Versus Spontaneous Sex

145

11

Passionate Monogamy

157

12

Sexual Anatomy and Oral Sex

167

13

Keeping the Magic of Romance Alive

179

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
OTHER BOOKS BY JOHN GRAY, PH.D.
COVER
COPYRIGHT
ABOUT THE PUBLISHER

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

I thank my wife, Bonnie, for once again sharing the journey
of developing a book with me. I thank her for her continued
patience and creative support in helping me to be successful as a loving partner. I also thank her for allowing me to share our stories and especially for continuing to expand my understanding and ability to honor the female perspective. Her insightful suggestions and comments have provided

an important and necessary balance.
I thank my agent, Patti Breitman, for her helpful assistance, brilliant creativity, and enthusiasm, which have guided this book from its conception to its completion. She is a
special angel in my life. I thank Carole Bidnick who connected Patti and me for the beginning of our first project, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.
I thank Nancy Peske for her persistent editorial expertise

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and creativity throughout the whole process. I thank Jack
McKeown for his interest and committed support of this
project since its beginning and for the support of the entire staff at HarperCollins for their continued responsiveness to my needs.
I thank Michael Najarian and his wife, Susan, for the
successful organization of so many seminars. I thank Michael for the many extra hours of creative planning, plus the important and insightful feedback he has given me in developing this material. I thank the many different promoters and organizers who have put their hearts and souls into producing and supporting seminars for me to teach and develop the material in this book: Elly and Ian Coren in Santa Cruz; Ellis and Consuelo Goldfrit in Santa Cruz; Sandee Mac in

Houston; Richi and Debra Mudd in Honolulu; Garry Francell
of Heart Seminars in Honolulu; Bill and Judy Elbring of Life Partners in San Francisco; David Farlow and Julie Ricksacker in San Diego; David and Marci Obstfeld in Detroit; Fred
Kleiner and Mary Wright in Washington, D.C.; Clark and
Dotti Bartells in Seattle; Earlene and Jim Carillo in Las Vegas; Bart and Merril Berens in L.A.; and Grace Merrick of the
Dallas Unity Church.
I thank John Vestman at Trianon Studios for his expert
audio recordings of my seminars. I thank Dave Morton and
the staff of Cassette Express for their continued appreciation of this material and their quality service. I thank Bonnie
Solow for her competence and gentle support in producing
the audio version of this book, as well the staff at Harper
Audio.
I thank Ramy El-Batrawi of Genesis-Nuborn Productions
and his wife, Ronda, for the successful creation and ongoing production of television infomercials making available audio and video presentations of my seminars.
I thank my executive assistants, Ariana Husband and

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Susie Harris, for their hard work, devotion, and efficient
managing of my schedule and office.
I thank my chiropractor, Terry Safford, for the incredible
support he provided twice a week during the most intensive
six months of this project. I thank...
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