Gateway to Intimacy

A Married Couple's Guide to Love, Romance, Passion, and Phenomenal Sex

Non-Fiction - Self Help
224 Pages
Reviewed on 12/27/2013
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Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite

Rekindling the flame of romance and keeping it alive over a long-term relationship, is virtually impossible without a foundation of intimacy. In Gateway to Intimacy by Edward M. Gomez, the reader will learn that the key to creating and sustaining an amorous connection is not to be found in pop culture magazine tips, quick fixes, and new tricks, but in the cultivation of intimacy. He writes, “Before, romance can ever reach the bedroom, you must fan the flame of desire with an affair of the heart, mind, and soul. And you do that by developing intimacy.” The common sense candor of that statement is often missed.

The media has greatly impacted our courtship decorum, promoting sex as the litmus of compatibility in the place of developing intimacy. Gomez helps couple’s withdraw from that influence and work together as prenuptials and later as husband and wife to nurture a culture of intimacy. To that end, he introduces Relationship-Building Sex, using the latent powers of genuine passion to restore marital intimacy to the bedroom. Not only does he offer guidelines for this and other practices that enhance relationship bliss, he also provides helpful illustrations, a glossary of terms that advances new insights into authentic intimacy, as well as a list of recommended reading to continue building on the foundation established in this volume.

Gateway to Intimacy opens the door to possibilities that go far beyond rudimentary sexual gratification, Recreational Sex as the author puts it, and reaches for deeper expressions of intimacy between husband and wife. Whether we are aware of it or not, every part of our being is crying out for this deeper connection and Gateway to Intimacy is a great way to begin the journey toward finding it. Informative, encouraging, and practical, Gateway to Intimacy will open an entirely new approach to physical, emotional, and spiritual fulfillment that will leave conventional sex and new, trendy relationship advice writhing in the dust of your forgotten past.

Mamta Madhavan

Gateway to Intimacy - A Married Couple’s Guide to Love, Romance, Passion, and Phenomenal Sex by Edward Gomez is more or less a guide which gives tips and advice on handling a relationship with your partner. Current society is not an easy place to live in and that causes a lot of stress in maintaining relationships. The author speaks about intimacy, sex, and the importance of these two in keeping a relationship alive. Sex and intimacy are important elements which lay the foundation for a strong and healthy relationship and married life. The author has spoken about them in a very rational manner, which is helpful to readers.

The messages or tips in the book are direct, stark, and useful. In a society where the importance of a long term relationship and sex is slowly declining, this book is like a lifesaver. The description of the three R's for adult education is very useful and the author has explained it very well. The author has stressed the importance of intimacy, which is a link that seems to be missing nowadays in the relationships we get to see. I found the book very useful. It helps you in analyzing your relationship with your partner or lover or husband and in working towards improving it.

The exercises in the book help us to contemplate and discover ourselves and our sexual nature and preferences. The author's expressions and style give a divine feeling to relationships, intimacy, and sex, making it a beautiful experience.

Samantha Rivera

Gateway to Intimacy by Edward Gomez is all about how couples are struggling in the bedroom in their relationship. In our new era, individuals are becoming more and more exposed to sexuality and relationships at younger and younger ages which, according to Gomez, leads to increased problems with sex in their relationships in the future. Throughout this book, he discusses the ways in which sex has become a problem for nearly everyone and the ways in which this problem can be addressed and resolved so that relationships can continue to grow and thrive in all areas, including the bedroom.

I know that I was introduced to sex at far too young an age. I didn’t really understand much about it but I was exposed to books which were far too explicit for my age group. This really coincides with what Edward Gomez has explained in the beginning of his book because I then came to believe I knew what I needed to know about sex and now have difficulty trying to understand what should be different. This book really helped me understand some of the things that I never really knew before and that I was unable to learn when I was young and first gained knowledge of sex. Gateway to Intimacy can definitely help anyone who doesn’t understand everything they need to about sex because it will walk you through every step of the way and explain all the little things you were always too embarrassed to ask.