Inviting Desire-More than a book, a choice to live a different kind of life

Inviting Desire-More than a book, a choice to live a different kind of life

 

In 2012 I wrote a 30-day series of articles entitled Awaken, Embrace, Ignite, on how to rekindle sexual desire. Over the last several years, I have spoken with many women about the topic, men as well. I began to realize how many people struggle with desire and sexuality in their lives. It’s taken me almost three years, but I have written my first book, Inviting Desire, A guide for women who want to enhance their sex life, using those original blog articles as a starting point. The book is a sort of “instruction” manual for women who want to embrace their sexuality and consciously work to invite desire into their lives. Inviting Desire is now for sale! 

I believe that women have a choice when it comes to desire. We can choose to invite feelings and desires into our lives in many ways. If we don’t actively choose to invite desire into our lives–sexual or otherwise—it won’t just show up. This book will help you get in touch with your sexuality. Inviting Desire (click the title to see more about the book) guides you through a series of topics from awakening the senses to learning about sexual health and how to ask for what you want, all geared to help you successfully embrace your sexuality.

My hope is that Inviting Desire will provide inspiration for your sexual journey.  It is informed by some of you–the stories you’ve shared, the questions you asked, and the inspiration you gave me through your struggles. I share some of my own experiences in the book as well.

Let me be a little bolder than usual and tell you that I’m pretty proud of this book. I am grateful for the opportunity to reach women in what I hope will be a meaningful, thoughtful way. I hope you’ll take a look, buy the book, try the exercises, share your successes, and help me reach other women who want to choose a sexier, juicier way of life.

In my experience, my life is richer when I am attuned to my sexual energy. I feel more alive, creative, and more content with my body, my age and other circumstances. Sexuality isn’t this thing we ‘take on’ to have children or get a bit of pleasure now and then–it’s built into who we are, what we do, and how we show up in the world. Inviting Desire into our lives is something we do at every age, at every stage of life. Join me in Inviting Desire into your life.

If sexuality is one dimension of our ability to live passionately in the world then in cutting off our sexual feelings we diminish our overall power to feel, know and value deeply.

― Judith Plaskow

                                             

*Judith Plaskow, now retired from teaching at Manhattan College, is the co-editor of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion. The quote is from her book, Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism from a Feminist Perspective. New York: HarperOne; Reprint edition. 1991.

18 Comments
  • Carol Cassara (@ccassara)
    Posted at 08:00h, 30 June Reply

    Congratulations! It’s a big deal and I know the book is going to be super helpful to women.

  • Lynne
    Posted at 09:37h, 30 June Reply

    Congratulations!!!!!

    • Walker
      Posted at 10:38h, 30 June Reply

      Thanks Lynne, I’m excited about the opportunity to reach women who want more specific help! Thank you for helping me spread the word.

  • Sharon Greenthal
    Posted at 10:21h, 30 June Reply

    Congratulations and may you sell thousands of copies!

    • Walker
      Posted at 10:38h, 30 June Reply

      Oh, that would be lovely! Thanks for all your support over the years and today!!

  • Kathy @ SMART Living 365
    Posted at 12:58h, 30 June Reply

    Hi Walker! Congratulations on your first book. Not only is that an exciting and note-worthly event, but it sounds to me like this one will be very helpful to all women. I wish you every success! ~Kathy

    • Walker
      Posted at 13:00h, 30 June Reply

      Thank you Kathy, and thanks for your help with some of the technical details.

  • Skinny Kitchen (@skinnykitchen)
    Posted at 14:28h, 30 June Reply

    Congratulations Walker. Wishing you all the best!

    • Walker
      Posted at 18:14h, 30 June Reply

      Thank you..and thanks for your part in sharing my launch.

  • bethhavey
    Posted at 14:46h, 30 June Reply

    Walker, you are so skilled in a topic that can falter if not handled well. Wishing you the best with your publication. Beth

    • Walker
      Posted at 18:14h, 30 June Reply

      Beth, thank you! I’m pleased with all the support that has been pouring in today.

  • Editor (Retired)
    Posted at 17:15h, 30 June Reply

    I have understood for many decades that women have the luxury of and the power to invite desire into their lives. How many women will read your book and be able to honestly say: “I’m shocked, shocked! to learn that I can choose to invite desire?”

    The observation, “Men propose, woman dispose,” is centuries old. There are two main caveats, I suppose. One is that women’s power to choose desire is sharply limited by women’s natural inclination to selectivity, and to a lesser extent perhaps, to exclusivity. Selectivity and exclusivity are instincts necessary for the survival, and especially for the evolution of humans. These are good instincts, and not to be taken lightly. The second caveat is that the power of choice to invite desire is at least somewhat subject to a “Use it or lose it” limitation.

    • Walker
      Posted at 18:13h, 30 June Reply

      Thanks for your observations.

  • Michelle
    Posted at 17:24h, 30 June Reply

    Congratulations!!!

    • Walker
      Posted at 18:12h, 30 June Reply

      Oh, thank you Michelle!! And thanks for popping over to read.

  • Lisa Froman
    Posted at 08:11h, 01 July Reply

    So happy for you, Walker! Congrats!

    • Walker
      Posted at 07:41h, 02 July Reply

      Lisa, thanks. And thanks for sharing!

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