“In a culture obsessed with sex scandals, casual hookups, betrayal, infidelity, divorce and midlife crises,” Kristina Wright asks, “Where are the other couples like us – the couples who fell in love, tumbled headfirst into bed and are still there, tangled amongst the sheets, laughing, living and loving, for better or worse, every single day of their lives?” The answer to that question is found within the pages of Bedded Bliss: “We are here, we are still in love and lust, and we are happy to share our stories, knowledge, and advice with others.”
Bedded Bliss is unlike other books on sexuality and relationships because of the uniquely personal and practical wisdom shared throughout its pages. This book reminded me of “If the Buddha Married …” by Charlotte Kasl, taken a step further into the complicated and messy reality of sex and love in everyday life. Guided by the warm and welcoming voice of Kristina Wright, the reader is taken on an exploratory journey to the heart of what makes a long-term relationship work. This book is an inspirational and motivational asset to any couple interested in maintaining the love and lust that brought them together in the first place and/or reinvigorating and celebrating the passion to be found again and again in a happy and healthy sexual partnership.
This book understands the importance of sex as the central ingredient keeping “lust ever after” in a life of loving and living together, and offers the reader many ideas for keeping our relationships vibrant as we continue to evolve and grow as individuals and as couples. Bedded Bliss offer a refreshing and realistic look at what makes a married relationship work, and work well, as we navigate a life of personal changes, families, children and parenting, middle-age, hard times, and stress. Throughout, Bedded Bliss is accentuated by the absolute thrill of sharing a committed relationship for better or worse and celebrating the love, lust, communication, trust, playfulness, and intimacy therein.
“Say yes to each other. Every day you’re married, every anniversary you celebrate, say yes happily and with wild abandon,” suggests Kristina Wright, knowing that passion, awareness, acceptance and gratitude are at the root of a happy and healthy marriage. This mindful yes renews our commitment to ourselves and each other, reminding us that love is a flexible, organic, and ever changing gift to be nurtured and celebrated. Bedded Bliss is filled with the many ways we can say yes, illustrated by real life experiences, humor, anecdotes, practical suggestions and advice, and personal, provocative stories by Sommer Marsden, Christopher Cole, Charlotte Stein, Kristina Wright, Jeremy Edwards, Christine d’Abo, Donna George Storey, Robin Elizabeth Sampson, Anya Richards, Heidi Champa, Michael M. Jones, Kate Dominic, and Evan Mora.
Bedded Bliss – A Couples Guide to Lust Ever After
by Kristina Wright
Published by Cleis Press
KRISTINA WRIGHT (kristinawright.com) is an award-winning author whose erotica and erotic romance fiction has appeared in over seventy-five anthologies. Kristina is a member of the Erotica Readers and Writers Association, Romance Writers of America, and Passionate Ink. She also received the Golden Heart Award for Romantic Suspense from RWA for her first novel Dangerous Curves. With a BA in English and MA in Humanities with an emphasis on women’s studies and popular culture, Kristina teaches both English and Humanities at the college level. She lives in Chesapeake, VA.