Be Your Own Brand of Sexy: A New Sexual Revolution for Women – Susan L. Edelman MD

(Reviewed by Judy Deutsch )

Exceptional

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I had been advising patients on interpersonal relationships for years. However, a few years after the death of my husband, I found myself thrown back into the dating scene. And it wasn’t easy. I wish I would have had Be Your Own Brand of Sexy at that time.

Dr. Susan Edelman maintains that we need a new sexual revolution. We don’t want to go back to the 1950’s, but the current sexual culture perpetuated by the media, hasn’t worked well for women either. It goes against biology, and she goes into depth on women’s hormonal physiology.

Dr. Susan Edelman has been a practicing psychiatrist for twenty nine years. She is also an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She uses specific examples of what does seem to work and what doesn’t.

Though the title is somewhat misleading, this book is all about getting what you want and realizing what you need in a relationship. And it’s not the same for all women.

I love the experiential look you get to see of yourself. There are exercises for you to try and see what your dating style and interests are. There are also “at home” exercise of scenarios and how you would handle them. Dr. Edelman also includes a twelve piece dating toolbox for single women. The dating quiz was very helpful as you become more aware of yourself.

Yes, I did see myself in her book. Though most of her examples are of women from 18 to 38 years ikd, as a much older woman, I was having similar issues and challenges. Her tenets resonate with all women. “Your Voice Matters” and “If a Guy Isn’t Respecting Your Voice, Move On” are just two of them. Dr. Edelman also reminds us that “Confidence is Sexy” .

I recommend Be Your Own Brand of Sexy for all women. It’s one you’ll keep referring to. Go get it gals…

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