Introduction: If you're like me, with a busy life filled with raising kids, working hard at a job, and trying to keep your house clean, you probably struggle to find the time and energy for sexwhether you have a partner or not. And even when you do have time, you might, like millions of other women, have great difficulty feeling sexual desire, having an orgasm, or experiencing any sexual satisfaction at all. You may think that all you need to fix this absence of passion and pleasure is time: time to get a massage, take a yoga class, be romanced by your sweetheart, or take a long bubble bath. That should do it, you believe, listening to the many voices out therewho have you convinced that the key to embracing your sexuality is simply mind over matter. Well, nothing could be further from the truth. I'm not saying female sexuality isn't complicated. We women like to be relaxed, aroused, and seducedand sometimes all three. We have many different ways to experience sexual pleasure and can reach orgasm through various means. But the fact remains: if certain biochemical and physical pathways are not working exactly right, no amount of romancing we receive will ever get us to feel desire and achieve orgasm. Indeed a large percentage of women either cannot have an orgasm, have great trouble reaching orgasm, and/or experience little or no libido at all. These women are not unusual; they are actually suffering from female sexual dysfunction (FSD), which is defined as the inability to orgasm or difficulty in doing so, low or nonexistent libido, the loss of sensation and sexual responsiveness, and pain with intercourse. (Pain with intercourse is the only form of FSD not addressed by the Orgasmic Diet; if you are experiencing painful intercourse, it is advisable to see a medical professional.) And according to one recent study, 43 percent of women have some form of FSD; that's 50 million women in the United Statesan astounding number! The Orgasmic Diet will change all of that. Not every woman who hasn't experienced an orgasm has FSD; some have just not been shown how to have an orgasmclitoral or vaginal. Many women come to me aying, "I have never had an orgasm. I wouldn't know the difference between a vaginal and a clitoral orgasmI don't even know what an orgasm feels like!" If you are in that boat, don't think you are all that unusual. Most women who can orgasm experience clitoral orgasm, from stimulation of their clitoris (either manually, orally, or using a vibrator). Some rare women are physically unable to have clitoral orgasms, but most are. It you have never had a clitoral orgasm, read chapter 9. If you are already having them but want more and/or want to achieve them more easilygo on my diet. Many women claim they have never experienced a vaginal orgasm, and many women say that they rarely feel interested in sex. That's where the Orgasmic Diet comes in. One woman in her midthirties, who has been married for twelve years, said that themost remarkable thing she discovered being on the diet was how the diet affects the body. She commented, "I was amazed at howlow my libido was before the diet." A woman in her late thirties who had very low libido and sexual response (the two main types of FSD) found that after only two weeks following the diet, she had more interest in sex and pleasing her partner. She also said that the diet makes her feel "more relaxed, less inhibited," and that she had an easier time having orgasms. A woman in her early forties with two young children said, "Ever since the birth of my second daughter my libido has felt nonexistent. For the first year, it didn't really matter. But now my daughter is almost two and I am so frustrated.Lindberg, Marrena is the author of 'Orgasmic Diet A Revolutionary Plan to Lift Your Libido And Bring You to Orgasm', published 2007 under ISBN 9780307352651 and ISBN 030735265X.