Sarasota Bookstores – Too Bashful for Tantric Sex?


The book TANTRIC SEX FOR BUSY COUPLES: How to Deepen Your Passion in Just Ten Minutes a Day is getting a big welcome in ultra-conservative spots like Salt Lake City where author Diana Daffner is a hit. But Creative Loafing, a weekly paper in Sarasota, Florida, reports that in this sophisticated suncoast city, the author’s hometown, some bookstores are refusing to hold a book signing because the title sounds, well, a bit too steamy.

TANTRIC SEX FOR BUSY COUPLES offers readers easy practices to enhance their lovemaking and bring greater joy, intimacy and passion to their relationships. With a divorce rate of over 50% for both 1st and 2nd marriages you would think that a book that offers couples hope, inspiration and practical advice on how to reclaim and mature their love should be featured at book stores. We all need a little help in this area.

“It’s not just about sex, it’s about intimacy,” says Daffner, who holds an M.A. in Counseling. She says that her book, which includes male-perspective comments from her husband, encourages couples to pay attention to their intimate relationship.

”Tantra” is an ancient spiritual teaching from India, related to yoga. But don’t worry. The emphasis is on getting closer in every possible way, not on mastering pretzel-like positions.

And Daffner is happy to report that not all Sarasota’s bookstore owners and branch store managers are quite so bashful. Circle Books on St. Armand’s Circle will be hosting a book signing for “Tantric Sex for Busy Couples” during the winter season, when it expects lots of interest from visitors and locals alike. She will be interviewed on Sarasota’s WSLR 96.5 FM . Other national radio shows and possible TV appearances are in the works.

Couples travel from around the world to attend the Daffners’ Intimacy Retreat workshops to learn how to fire up the passion and deepen their connection. In TANTRA FOR BUSY COUPLES, Daffner distills the lessons from those workshops into exercises that couples can do discreetly at home.

Praise for this book comes from many diverse sources, including Michele Weiner-Davis (best selling author of The Sexless Marriage) and Dr. Beverly Whipple (best selling author of The G-Spot),