‘Your Daughter’s Bedroom’ - New Book by Joyce McFadden Promotes Sexual Integrity of Women & Girls
05/19/2011

Joyce's new book 'Your Daughter's Bedroom' will help you learn how to talk about sex with your daughter—or your mother. Ask the average woman to have this discussion, and chances are, she'll cringe. Psychoanalyst and Huffington Post columnist Joyce McFadden explores what we're afraid of, and how it can benefit us to move beyond these fears. In McFadden’s new book, YOUR DAUGHTER’S BEDROOM: Insights for Raising Confident Women, she explains how a mother’s insecurities about her own sexual identity can be a detriment to her daughter’s sense of self, and how open communication with daughters about sexuality is crucial to the development of secure, self-aware women.

Online PR News – 19-May-2011 – – NEW YORK – Ask the average woman to have this discussion, and chances are, she'll cringe. Psychoanalyst and Huffington Post columnist Joyce McFadden explores what we're afraid of, and how it can benefit us to move beyond these fears. In McFadden’s new book, Your Daughter’s Bedroom: Insights for Raising Confident Women [Palgrave Macmillan/ PUB DATE: April 26th/ Hardcover/ 0-230-10362-6], she explains how a mother’s insecurities about her own sexual identity can be a detriment to her daughter’s sense of self, and how open communication with daughters about sexuality is crucial to the development of secure, self-aware women. Most women dread talking to their daughters about sex, and the awkwardness that often ensues is usually chalked up to a normal, innocent stumbling block that all mothers face when their daughters reach a certain age. McFadden, however, is on a mission to show mothers that they are doing their daughters more harm than good when they shy away from the issue of sexuality as something that is shameful or embarrassing.

Publishers Weekly is calling Your Daughter’s Bedroom “a fascinating and empowering text for women of all ages” and the Kirkus Review describes it as a much needed companion piece to the classic Our Bodies, Ourselves. The book has already been featured in O Magazine, the Huffington Post, The Women’s Media Center and CNN.COM, but in order to truly change the way our culture thinks about girls, women, and sexuality, the voices and passion of people like you are needed.

Your Daughter’s Bedroom is loaded with the kind of insight wisdom and practical advice that all mothers need to know to raise healthy daughters who are comfortable with their own sexuality. I highly recommend it!

Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: WOMEN’S BODIES, WOMEN’S WISDOM and THE WISDOM OF MENOPAUSE says, “Your Daughter’s Bedroom is loaded with the kind of insight, wisdom, and practical advice that all mothers need to know to raise healthy daughters who are comfortable with their own sexuality. I highly recommend it!”


Your Daughter’s Bedroom will be an awakening for any mother who understands the importance of healthy female sexuality and wants her daughter to blossom into a sexually healthy adult. McFadden, who boasts a teenage daughter and 25 years of psychoanalytic practice, makes the case that sexuality is one quality that mothers often fail to nurture in their daughters. Fear of the dangers and stigma of sexual behavior leads many women to steer clear of related subjects with their daughters. Most mothers see this behavior as protective, but McFadden explains how this gap in the mother/daughter relationship can cause real damage not only in their daughters’ sexual sense of self, but in how they see themselves in general throughout their lives.

The book offers both outward and inward prescriptions for change that will help mothers embrace their own sexuality and become a healthy example and resource for their daughters as they mature. Peppered throughout are testimonies from hundreds of women who participated in McFadden’s Women’s Realities Study. This collection of personal narratives illustrates the point that shame is unnecessary once women begin to share the more intimate aspects of their lives and let others in.

Mothers will feel empowered after reading this book, and it is sure to change the status quo of how the mother/daughter relationship is conducted. Your Daughter’s Bedroom is available though major and independent booksellers. To download a complimentary excerpt from the book, visit JoyceMcfadden.com. For interviews and appearances, please call Lethia Owens at (636) 244-5041 or email her at info@joycemcfadden.com.
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