Get acquainted with Wendy’s informative, engaging and entertaining look at women’s sexual fantasies. Coauthored with Suzie Boss, this book reveals the fascinating world of women’s sexual fantasies, showing how they often hold the key to self-understanding and increased sexual pleasure.
Private Thoughts: Exploring the Power of Women’s Sexual Fantasies
by Wendy Maltz and Suzie Boss.
This timeless book was first released under the title In the Garden of Desire: The Intimate World of Women’s Sexual Fantasies by Broadway Books in 1997. It was quickly chosen as a special selection of the Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Clubs. Foreign rights editions include: British, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Italian, German, Dutch, New Zealandish, Chinese, and Canadian. It was later published by by New World Library and BookSurge under the title, Private Thoughts.
Available in a 2008 BookSurge paperback edition.
(BookSurge, 2008, ISBN 1-4196-9070-1, paperback).
To order: Amazon
Also available in e-reader format by New World Library
Private Thoughts is based on groundbreaking research and eye-popping interviews with more than 100 women, ages 19-66. It explores the intimate world of women’s sexual fantasies: looking at where fantasies come from, how they function, what they mean, and how to change ones that are unwanted. It is entertaining and informative.
Private Thoughts helps readers to:
- Understand different types of fantasies
- Feel more comfortable with their sexual fantasies
- Talk with a partner about sexual fantasies
- Overcome problems with sexual fantasy
- Enjoy and enhance their erotic imagination
Table of Contents
Foreword by Beverly Whipple Ph.D.
Ch. 1- Our Most Private Thoughts
Ch. 2- Describing Our Fantasy Style
Ch. 3- Where Sexual Fantasies Come From
Ch. 4- How Fantasies Help Us
Ch. 5- Recognizing Fantasy Traps
Ch. 6- Deep Discoveries
Ch. 7- Guided Explorations
Ch. 8- Healing and Changing Unwanted Fantasies
Ch. 9- Sharing Fantasies with Lovers
Ch. 10- Creating Favorite Fantasies
Praise for Private Thoughts:
“At last, a wonderful and important book that reveals the full power of women’s sexual imagination–to play, to excite, to haunt, to heal. I will recommend it widely.”
–Gina Ogden, Ph.D., author of Women Who Love Sex
“Private Thoughts teaches women to listen to our deepest longings, to honor our visions, and to recognize that our fantasies can be our guides and teachers on the path to wholeness. Read the book and you will find new ways of becoming a fulfilled and ecstatic lover.”
–Margo Anand, author of The Art of Sexual Ecstasy
“Interesting, sometimes titillating, often funny. . .genuinely revealing.”
–THE OBSERVER (London)
“. . .everyone will benefit from the demystification of sex. [Private Thoughts] covers uncharted waters.”
“Oh yes! How we need these wonderful, lively, erotic fantasies! Private Thoughtsencourages us to know ourselves, deeply and passionately. In a world full of advertizing and media images of sex, it’s refreshing, revitalizing, and empowering to hear real women talk about their discoveries and pleasures.”
–Ellen Bass, coauthor of The Courage to Heal
“Fascinating, reassuring, empowering! Maltz and Boss lead us toward sexual self-acceptance by showing us the infinite variety in women’s sexual fantasies, as well as steps we can take when our fantasies trouble us.”
–Carol Rinkleib Ellison, Ph.D., author of Women’s Sexualities
“A wonderful book. . .an exciting contribution. . .Private Thoughts provides validation for millions of women who may worry or wonder about their sexual fantasies.”
–Beverly Whipple, Ph.D. coauthor of The G-Spot