Hookup without Heartbreak

Lia Paulina Holmgren

Most women want sex. Not just love. Sex. But the same desire that our culture celebrates in men can leave women feeling anxious, insecure, emotionally attached, or even ashamed. Enough. In Hookup Without Heartbreak, world-renowned intimacy and relationship coach Lia Holmgren teaches women how to let go of those negative feelings and reclaim their sexual freedom.

Learn how to deal with hookups who ghost you, multiple partners, unclear communication, lousy sex, that crush on your friend with benefits, exploring your fantasies while managing your expectations—even how to know who’s worth hooking up with in the first place. With signature humor and honesty, Lia offers straightforward advice as only Lia can. From the history and science behind hooking up to the do’s and don’ts of casual sex, Hookup Without Heartbreak covers everything you need to know before your next date.

Press & Praise

Zhana Vrangalova, PhD, Sexuality and relationships scientist, writer, and consultant

HWH provides practical and fun advice for every modern woman who wants to find out if casual sex is the right thing for her and how to best enjoy its benefits and protect herself from potential negative consequences. It's a judgment-free zone with entertaining stories backed by research.

Genevieve LeJeune, Founder and CEO of Skirt Club

Lia's advice on casual sex is unapologetic, just like her. The true stories are entertaining but also provide valuable information on how to hookup safely and how to get out of any post-hookup mess. I highly recommend HWH—it gets at the differences in women and men in the realm of sex.

Lia Holmgren has been an intimacy and relationship coach for more than a decade, guiding her clients through modern challenges and exploring the many roles of power and fantasy. Known for her empathetic nature and direct style, Lia empowers her clients to feel safe in celebrating their authentic sexuality.

Lia holds an MS in negotiation and conflict resolution from Columbia University and a BS in biopsychology from Touro University. She is a certified wellness coach and life coach as well as a certified hypnotist. Lia has been featured by numerous media outlets, including NBC Universal, New York Post, Huffington Post, Men’s Health, Curtis and Cosy Show, and more.

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