Dr. Danièle Flaumenbaum’s vocation dates back to the circumstances surrounding her birth during World War II, when her parents believed that having a child under a year old would save them from concentration camps. She was born to serve others. Dr. Flaumenbaum got her gynecology degree from the Paris Medical School in 1970 and started her practice in 1971. She fought for women’s liberation and family planning. After practicing gynecology for 12 years, she studied Chinese medicine and Taoist sexual alchemy. Later she discovered transgenerational psychotherapy, which focuses on the notion of ancestral inheritance. These new tools transformed her personal life and her clinical practice. Daring to Desire bears witness to her experience.
Bestseller lists in 2007
2nd place: Essays that Help you Live a Better Life (Psychologies)
2009 Ideal Library – 60 Books to Live Life Better (Psychologies)
Since Daring to Desire was released in France in 2006, Dr. Danièle Flaumenbaum has been speaking internationally about desire, women’s sexuality, Taoist sexual alchemy and numerous other related topics. Find out more about her in her blog post A Woman’s Path to Fulfillment.
Dr. Danièle Flaumenbaum has been making media appearances throughout the French-speaking world for a number of years now. When her book came out in France in 2006, it even got coverage in English. Here’s the New Statesman:
“A new book on women’s sexuality is flying off the shelves. The authors ideas are an assault on a treasured stereotype—the French are supposed to ooze sex from every pore. What has gone wrong? Flaumenbaum blames a residue of Catholic morality, in which women are still seen in one of three roles, Sacred Mother, Virgin or Whore. ‘I, too, was trapped in the vision of myself as merely ”a good mother,”‘ she admits. ‘I didn’t know how to live life fully as a sexualized woman until my forties.’ And she believes that mothers unconsciously transmit their desexualized vision of womanhood to their daughters.”
Check out this press release: Cult book on women’s sexuality soon in English
“Gynecologist and acupuncturist Danièle Flaumenbaum provides singular and troubling answers. At a crossroads between psychoanalysis and Chinese medicine, she affirms the central role that mothers play in teaching their daughters how to fully experience their sexuality.”
– Le Monde
“Your book is the work of an artist, an artist of life, desire, and the pleasure of living. You tell us that we are greater than what we are content to see, than what we want to see and experience.”
– a reader
“Danièle Flaumenbaum is one of the most honest, generous people I know.”
– Anne Trager
Daring to Desire: What Your Mother Couldn’t Tell You About Sex, original title in French: Femme désirée, femme désirante
Ebook first – Publication date: to be announced