THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE
"The Pleasure Principle is really very simple.
It honors physical and sexual pleasure as sacred,
as healing, as a way of life and as a path to spiritual growth.
The Pleasure Principle is a process in which we can learn to love ourselves
and create positive change in our lives and in the world around us." Barbara Carrellas
The Pleasure Principle CDs are designed to show you how your sensuality and sexuality can be the key to greater health and happiness, how it can expand your spirituality and how sexual energy can be used as a powerful healing tool.
'Meeting Your Inner Lover'
In 'Meeting Your Inner Lover' you will learn the many ways you can eroticize all of life all the time, including:
* Your Home
* Your Wardrobe
* Your Body
Learn how to honor your erotic body by making Selfloving a true art with sex toys, erotica, vibrators and fantasies. Discover new turn-ons, how to experiment and create your Ideal Lovemaking Space.
Best of all, you'll get to take yourself on a extra special, extra juicy date!
To give you a taste here are some excerpts from 'The Pleasure Principle: Meeting Your Inner Lover':
"Our sexual energy is the source of our life force energy and a primary key to a happy life.What we'd like to do is awaken the inner sexual being that we often keep stuffed down in that one little lower part of our bodies and allow it to move freely throughout the entire mind, body and spirit. The part of ourselves that we call our sex center is our creative center, our life force center. There is no such thing as going to the store energy, doing our work energy, eating dinner energy, healing energy, and then--over there somewhere else-- sexual energy. It's all lifeforce energy. The goal is to use that sexual lifeforce energy all the time in ways that nurture us. Ideally, we are all capable of walking around feeling like we are making love all the time."
"You are your ideal lover. We have spent so much time looking for our ideal lovers, wondering if we've found that person or if we ever will find that person. You can stop looking--you've found them! And the best part is, you will always be there for you , you'll never leave you, you'll always want sex when you do, and-- your parents would probably even approve of your choice. So now that we know who our ideal lover is, you can stop looking for him or for her in the personals column, at your job, in the workshop or at the supermarket. And we can start treating ourselves like someone we were really in love with."
"The first step in recovering your sexual, sensual self is to stop looking elsewhere for someone else to satisfy you, someone else to bring you the pleasures you aren't giving yourself, someone else to make you happy. When we know how to give ourselves pleasure, and how to receive pleasure with love and joy, we are fulfilled. When we are filled full and overflowing with love , we are ready to share it with other people. Simply put, what we put out we get back."
"Selfloving is the way we can really learn what turns us on sexually. We can explore types of sexuality we are curious about and may be too shy to try with a lover. Best of all, selfloving can can provide us with a unique connection with our true selves."
"It is not what we do and how much we give as lovers, it's who we are and how much pleasure and intimacy we can allow."
"Our sex-negative heritage has been based largely on denial of the body and fear of the body. In order to truly love ourselves we must learn to love all of ourselves, not just our spirit and our mind. When we are really able to treat ourselves as we would our ideal lover we will always be loved and pleasured and cared for. And, we will be ready to attract someone as wonderful and unique as we are to share that love. If we already have someone we love in our lives we will stop making unrealistic demands of them and begin to appreciate them for the unique and delightful individual they are."
'How to Become a Sexual Healer'
On this tape, the second in the Pleasure Principle series, Barbara Carrellas explores the new/ancient secrets of the healing power of sex.
Learn how your sexual energy can be the key to physical health, emotional well-being and spiritual transformation. A guided erotic healing meditation is included.
Here are some excerpts from 'The Pleasure Principle: How To Become A Sexual Healer':
"A big myth I'd like to dispel in this discussion of healing is that "You have to hurt to heal." Most of us are familiar with this one in some form. Painful treatments -- such as chemotherapy, radiation, and reliving painful childhood memories in therapy-- are considered the only "proven" ways to treat serious disorders. The concept that in order to feel good you have to suffer is very old. Given most of our religious and social conditioning, it's no surprise that we don't associate healing with something as pleasurable as sex. But the truth is, pleasure, especially sexual pleasure, can heal."
"Sex and orgasm are the single most effective natural means of tension release. So many illnesses and dis-eases today are caused by tension and stress. A simple example, headaches. Some of you may have noticed that a headache will go away if you masturbate and lie quietly for a few moments. Sure it does. You breathe more deeply, your blood vessels open up. Oxygenated blood goes to the brain. Endorphins are released. When you stand up the headache isn't so bad or it's gone. If you haven't experienced this, try it. And absolutely the same thing is true for menstrual cramps. Just when you think that sex is the last thing you are interested in, get out the vibrator. It opens up the entire pelvic area. It works almost all of the time. And if it doesn't eliminate all of the cramps it will reduce them amazingly. "
"Sex can assist and support us in changing behaviour, such as overcoming addictions. Instead of picking up the drink, or the cigarette or the piece of cake, try ten minutes of sex. It will help. What keeps us in our addictions is the pleasure or comfort we perceive we get from them. What could be more pleasurable than an orgasm? It is even possible to use sex to overcome so-called sexual addictions or sexually compulsive behavior. I call this homeopathic sexuality. Meaning, the right dose of what caused the problem can help cure the problem. The same can apply to sexual abuse issues."
"The premise of what I call homeopathic sexuality is founded on the belief that our higher power can guide us to ways to work with our own sexual energy to heal past sexual traumas. "
"Sex is one of the best ways to get in touch with your emotions. Emotions that you may be stuffing down will rise on the breath, especially when sexual energy is being raised. Have you ever had an orgasm where you wound up in tears, for instance? Or got really angry? Or started laughing uncontrollably? Many of us have felt these emotions rise during sex, but we push them down because we think they are inappropriate. Or we are afraid that our partner will be offended or frightened. This is one of those times when you may have to risk looking a little foolish or just plain out of control. All it takes is a little communication with your partner. Most people are honored to facilitate their lover's orgasm, whatever it looks like. Some of the most pleasurable and healing orgasms I have ever had have been crygasms or screamgasms or gigglegasms."
"I have used sex as an ally to help me cope with grief perhaps more than for any other healing purpose. Did you know that one of the most common reactions to the death of a loved one is to suddenly feel sexually aroused? It's true. And it make sense. The body knows it needs a powerful release of tension and emotion so it wants sex. Death & grief also make us feel disconnected and lost. Sex makes us feel alive and brings us back home to our bodies."
"Let there be pleasure on earth and let it begin with you."