Jessica Graham demonstrates that a deep spiritual life and an extraordinary sex life are not mutually exclusive in this keenly personal and unflinchingly frank guide to finding mindfulness in sex without losing the fun and adventure. Not only a toolkit for creating a rich and deeply satisfying sex life, this playful, explicit, and transformative book conveys the deeper message of how combining meditation with sex can bring about profound spiritual awakenings. Graham discusses everything from open-eyed orgasms to threesomes to how to deal with a partner with a low sex drive. From a sex-positive and nontraditional stance she explores non-monogamy, the benefits of pornography, sexual trauma, consent, and much more.

TIPS:

  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Communication
  • Non-monogamy
  • Addressing sexual trauma
  • Discovering what turns you on
  • BDSM
  • Safety
  • Developing true intimacy
  • Threesomes
  • The sex-spirituality connection
  • Celibacy
  • Working with your partner(s)
  • Overcoming shame
  • Being in the moment

This is a blog that YWA creator, Jessica Graham, writes for. Jessica’s “Mindful Sex” series is featured on this site along with many other article by her and Michael W. Taft and meditation news.

“Deconstructing Yourself, we share the life changing force that is meditation. As teachers, authors, and practitioners, we strive to extend beyond any particular religion or technique in order to welcome anyone into our community. Our original articles are written with honesty, authority, and curiosity, in hopes of encouraging, informing, and inspiring your meditation practice towards actual ongoing awakening. And we definitely don’t shy away from being controversial.”
—Deconstructing Yourself

Good Sex: Getting Off without Checking Out
by Jessica Graham

The Mindful Geek: Secular Meditation for Smart Skeptics
by Michael W. Taft

The Science of Enlightenment: How Meditation Works
by Shinzen Young

The End Of Your World: Uncensored Straight Talk on the Nature of Enlightenment
by Adyashanti

I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
by Nisargadatta Maharaj

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times
by Pema Chödrön

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
by Michael A. Singer

Why You’re Not Married…Yet: The Straight Talk You Need to Get the Relationship You Deserve
by Tracy McMillan

The Smart Girl’s Guide to Polyamory: Everything You Need to Know About Open Relationships, Non-Monogamy, and Alternative Love
by Dedeker Winston

Song of Songs: A New Translation
by Christopher Kelly PhD

Slow Sex: The Art and craft of the Female Orgasm
by Nicole Daedone

The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
by Julia Cameron

Sit, Talk, Don’t Walk: How I Survived a Silent Meditation Retreat
by Jennifer Howd

Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships
by Tristan Taormino

Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships
by David Schnarch PhD

The Eastside Mindfulness Collective (LA)

A collective of like-hearted individual exploring secular spirituality through mindful living and learning in Los Angeles. Classes, social events, retreats, and workshops.

The Mindful Geek (Meditation Teacher, Michael W. Taft)

Mindfulness that works. Effective, hardcore practices step-by-step without religion or beliefs

Mahtava (Yoga and Meditation with Ashleigh Abramovich)

Ashleigh brings you a practice that is a spectacular experience of yoga, natural movement, meditation and play.

Whole Being Alignment

by Stella De Mont

Mission Acupuncture Works (LA – Dafna Laurie, LAC)

As holistic Chinese Medicine Practitioners, we consider all aspects of you and your life: Your body, mind, and spirit, your upbringing, your current and past lifestyle, and your stressors, goals and dreams.

Magic Hour Mobile Massage (LA – Jenoa Harlow)

My passion is facilitating pain relief through neuromuscular and myofascial medical massage. I have been melting muscles for 14 years in NYC, SF and now LA. Exact anatomical manipulations are my specialty. My goal is to get you back to doing whatever it is that you do best by doing what I do best.

Together (Podcast/Magazine/Coaching, Erik Newton)

We believe in love, and we believe in great relationships. We think that amazing partnerships are a matter of skill, not luck, and we obsess over what it takes to create them. It’s what inspires us every day.

Storytribe (Arrowyn Ambrose)

Story Tribe is a dynamic creative writing and performance program that connects people to their authentic selves, to one another, and their community through personal narrative.

Michael Kass (Breath-work & Leadership Coaching)

I work with people, organizations, and communities to help them reconnect with the power of their stories to create change.

Somatic Experiencing/EMDR (LA – Christine Ashe, MA, MFT Intern. #92996)

The truth is, the past often gets in the way of living life to its fullest. Do you feel emotionally drained, empty inside with thoughts of self-loathing? Maybe you are consumed with shame over memories or behaviors you cannot seem to control. Loss of sleep and an overall sense of irritability can overwhelm any sense of normalcy. This is not the real you- but how to get out from under it? Breakthroughs happen… when digging deep one needs an experienced hand to shine a light.

Fitzmaurice (Voicework & Public Speaking, Saul Kotzubei)

I am a voice and public speaking coach in Los Angeles who works with professionals, performers, and people interested in personal development.

Non-Monogamy Coaching (Dedeker Winston)

My mission is to provide a listening ear and one-on-one guidance for people who are polyamorous, non-monogamous, swingers, kinky, or interested in exploring any of the above. If you are considering opening your marriage, trying out polyamory, or struggling to find what kind of relationship is right for you, you have come to the right place.

Going on a residential retreat is a way to super-charge your meditation practice. Here are some suggestions. But there are many more. Google is your friend.


Shinzen Young Retreats

Adyashanti Retreats