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Women, Sex & Satisfaction

Moving Into the Fullest Expression of Your Sensuality

August 01, 2014 – August 03, 2014
Rhinebeck, NY
Erica Jong, Helen Fisher, Lonnie Barbach, Jaiya... See More
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What do women want out of sex? What provokes us, what satisfies us, and how does this change over the years both in relationships and on our own? Although we are surrounded by sexual images in the media, how do we deeply connect with our own sexual selves, which are often hidden and mysterious?

This weekend, we have the unique opportunity to dive deeply into these questions and many more with some of the country’s leading thinkers on love, passion, and the erotic—Erica Jong, Lonnie Barbach, Helen Fisher, and Jaiya.

We embark on a journey of self-discovery, taking the time to look within ourselves to reflect on our histories and the forces that shaped our sexuality, and discover ways to transcend our blocks to create a life and relationships that are both sustainable and satisfying.

We also delve into extensive and new research findings, from brain scans to biology. We explore the basic traits of women’s sexuality and how it differs from men’s; the phenomenon of love-at-first-sight; the evolution of marriage, adultery, and divorce; the characteristics of love addictions; and the essentials of what makes a happy partnership.

This provocative program also includes plenty of opportunities for dialogue. It is open to women of all ages and of any background, and is of interest to mental health professionals and others who specialize in women’s issues.


Continuing Education
  • NBCC - Certified Counselors +$35
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faculty recommends you read the following books in preparation for the course:

  • Fear of Flying: A Novel  by Erica Jong
  • Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex by Erica Jong
  • For Each Other: Sharing Sexual Intimacy by Lonnie Barbach
  • Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love by Helen Fisher
  • Why Him? Why Her?: How to Find and Keep Lasting Love by Helen Fisher
  • Red Hot Touch by Jaiya and Jon Hanauer
4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
Noon–1:00 p.m.Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty

Erica Jong

Erica Jong is the author of 19 books of poetry, fiction, and memoir, including Fear of Flying, which has more than 27 million copies in print worldwide. She is editor of the recent anthology, Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex.

Helen Fisher

Helen Fisher, PhD, is one of the nation’s most prominent anthropologists. She has conducted extensive research on the evolution, expression, and science of love, and is the author most recently of Why Him? Why Her?: Finding Real Love By Understanding Your Personality Type.

Lonnie Barbach

Lonnie Barbach, PhD, has worked as a couple’s therapist for more than three decades and is the author of Going the Distance: Finding and Keeping Lifelong Love, which she wrote with her partner of 25 years.


Jaiya, a world-renowned sex expert and coauthor of Red Hot Touch: A Head To Toe Handbook for Mind-Blowing Orgasms and founder of New World Sex Education, has appeared on the Ricki Lake Show, The Doctors, Good Morning America, Nightline, Anderson Cooper 360, and The Tyra Banks Show.