The Rhythms of Women’s Desire: How Female Sexuality Unfolds at Every Stage of Life

“I am very impressed with this work and find it not only medically accurate but visionary in scope. There is nothing else like it on the market.”

–Christiane Northrup, M.D., author Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

The Rhythms of Women's Desire front coverThe Rhythms of Women’s Desire: How Female Sexuality Unfolds at Every Stage of Life
by Elizabeth Davis

About this book
Table of Contents

Segments of The Rhythms of Women’s Desire and comments by Elizabeth Davis have been featured in Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, Marie Claire, Self, Glamour, National Enquirer, and Parenting magazines.

If you have ever wondered:

  • Why does sexual desire fluctuate at different times of the cycle?
  • How do pregnancy, birth and lactation impact sexuality?
  • How does history of sexual abuse affect desire?
  • Can the choice for celibacy be a positive one?
  • What exactly is the “love hormone” oxytocin?

The Rhythms of Women’s Desire, by Elizabeth Davis, has the answers you seek!

And did you know that:

  • The intensity of orgasm correlates to the estrogen peak of the cycle.
  • In monogamous couples, sexual rhythms tend to synchronize, with male testosterone surges matching female peaks of estrogen and progesterone.
  • Testosterone levels soar in females during their forties, which explains why they may be attracted to younger partners.
  • Due to hormonal changes at menopause, activity in the right hemisphere of the brain—the side associated with intuitive visionary experience—increases dramatically.

The Rhythms of Women’s Desire: Table of Contents

Chapter One Females, Sex and Culture
Chapter Two Sexual Awakening
Chapter Three Dancing with our Hormones
Chapter Four The Sexuality of Pregnancy and Birth
Chapter Five Sex After the Baby Comes
Chapter Six Sex, Stress, and the Midlife Turnaround
Chapter Seven Sexual Transformation in Menopause
Chapter Eight Sex in Later Years
Chapter Nine Healing From Abuse, Trauma, and Loss
Chapter Ten Choosing Celibacy
Chapter Eleven Your Own Rhythms
Appendix Worksheet on Abuse and Trauma

Reviews of The Rhythms of Women’s Desire: How Female  Sexuality Unfolds at Every Stage of Life

“A gold mine! It contains heart and soul and information … never encountered before in any form. The more women (and men, for that matter) who read this, the more quickly our world will be healed.”


“Elizabeth Davis…gets straight to the heart of what it means to have a rich, evolving sexuality throughout a lifetime.”

–John Gray, Ph.D., author, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

“Here is a practitioner who does not prescribe but describes, in terms that are both empowering and fascinating, the extraordinary inventiveness and variety of the human female in all her moods and phases.”

–Germaine Greer, author, The Change, Sex and Destiny, andThe Female Eunuch

“Bright with blessings and reassurances, acknowledging women’s issues that are universal yet shockingly under-discussed…a comprehensive classic in the making.”

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The Rhythms of Women’s Desire: How Female  Sexuality Unfolds at Every Stage of Life by Elizabeth Davis, Hunter House Publishers
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