Acclaimed Sexologist & Sex Therapist Cyndi Darnell Releases New Book 'Sex When You Don't Feel Like It'

Acclaimed Sexologist & Sex Therapist Cyndi Darnell Releases New Book ‘Sex When You Don’t Feel Like It: The Truth About Mismatched Libido & Rediscovering Desire’ (June 2022)

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. – May 16, 2022 – World-renowned sexologist and sex therapist Cyndi Darnell’s debut book, Sex When You Don’t Feel Like It: The Truth About Mismatched Libido & Rediscovering Desire will be published by Rowman & Littlefield and released in June 2022. This important and perfectly timed book gets straight to the truth about pleasure and desire to offer a reliable game-changing guide to navigating passion, desire, and pleasure.
Mismatched desire in relationships is the No. 1 reason couples seek the help of sexuality professionals. Traditionally seen as a “woman’s problem,” fluctuating desire is something experienced by people of all genders yet often misunderstood and rarely discussed openly – and Darnell’s Sex When You Don’t Feel Like It is here to change that.
With a compassionate and straightforward tone, Darnell provides readers with evidence-based information matched with countless prompts, practices, and reflections to help them understand what they’re feeling, why they feel stuck, what they really want, and how to get there.
“I’ve worked with countless people and couples over the past 25 years, and sexual desire remains one of the most misunderstood topics we discuss together,” Darnell said. “People have always struggled with issues related to both low and high libido, and its impact on relationships is palpable. Though sexual desire has historically been viewed as something ‘natural,’ people continue to struggle to ‘get in the mood,’ and it’s high time we consider whether it’s not desire itself that’s the problem, but how we relate to it.”
Excerpts and interviews are available! Darnell is now scheduling dates for her digital book tour and is available for podcasts, radio interviews, digital workshops, and offering expert opinion for mass media! A press sheet is attached and included below.
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This is the latest project from Darnell since the launch of her acclaimed The Atlas of Erotic Anatomy & Arousal,” the world’s first online video course teaching people about pleasure anatomy, which is now used in educational institutions worldwide. Originally from Australia, Darnell is a two-time recipient of prestigious O1 visa for “aliens of extraordinary ability” to conduct her sexuality work in the U.S. She was named one of MindBody Green’s 2015 top 100 Women in Wellness and she served as the lead consultant and sex therapist for ABC Australia’s Luke Warm Sex Series. 
About Cyndi Darnell: Cyndi Darnell is a clinical sexologist, author, and sex and relationship therapist with more than 20 years’ experience in Australia, the U.S., and the UK. Based in NYC, her global consulting practice is rooted in clinical and somatic interventions that help people reclaim pleasure, navigate intimacy, and transform shame and stuckness into freedom and joy.
Her academic works are published in Journal of Sexual & Relationship Therapy, Journal of Sex Education and multiple popular media outlets worldwide. She offers online courses about sex and pleasure, and consults to individuals, couples and polycules globally.

Advance Praise for Sex When You Don’t Feel Like It: The Truth About Mismatched Libido & Rediscovering Desire:

In Sex When You Don’t Feel Like It, Cyndi Darnell brings both powerful insight and useful tools to one of the most widely acknowledged issues in modern day relationships. For high & low desire partners alike, and people of all genders, this book is set to be my go-to recommendation for couples struggling with mismatched libido.​ ​Definitely add this to your must-read list.”  
– Emily Morse, creator + founder, “Sex With Emily” podcast
“With disarming good humor and the kind of frank language you’d want to hear from someone talking to you about what the hell is going on with your sex drive, Cyndi Darnell asks the right questions to help unlock the dusty, old attic you’ve kept your erotic desires locked up in. And she does this for you no matter your gender, sexuality, age, or relationship status. Um, wow.”
— Kate Bornstein, author of Gender Outlaw
“This is the book I’ve been waiting for! Cyndi Darnell shatters the myth of ‘normal’ sex, and cuts through the blame-and-shame game of mismatched desires in this essential, optimistic book. Whatever your gender identity, sexual preferences, or relationship style, you’ll delight in Cyndi’s no-nonsense, humor-filled approach to sex—no platitudes, no diagnoses, no right and wrong. Just a get-real guide to expanding your vision of your own sexuality and sharing it with others with meaning, joy, and ease.”
— Barbara Carrellas, author of Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century and Ecstasy is Necessary

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