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elfin Grold wants to im-
prove your sex life, per-
sonally. As a therapist who
specializes in romance, he
is leaving the mental realm for
the physical with his self-help
tapes, Hypnosex: Sexual Ecstasy
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We're talking hypnotically
good sex here.
His concept combines hypno-
sis with subliminal suggestion on
audio cassette tapes in an at-
tempt to uncover and get rid of
any sexual tensions lurking in
the subconscious mind. All in
eight easy lessons.
"We use hypnosis to stop
smoking and get over other bad
habits, so I thought, why not use
hypnosis for something good?" he
Just in case people become too
unleashed, however, Hypnosex
tapes come with warnings
against using them while oper-
ating heavy machinery.
"You can use them in your
car," Mr. Grold explains. "But not
while you're driving."
While the heavy machinery
limitation may be a drawback to
some, at least finding a signifi-
cant other isn't important: The
program is designed to enhance
sex, Mr. Grold says, with or with-
out a partner. Certainly it will
not surprise the civilized world
that Hypnosex was born in
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Specifically, it was born in a
Del Mar, Calif., office a block from
the beach where Mr. Grold, a li-
censed hypnotherapist with a
passion for beach sports, runs a
national therapy service hotline.
Being a Californian, he was
raised by parents with pretty
laid-back attitudes. Nevertheless,
when he told his mother back
home in Malibu what he was up
to with his Hypnosex venture,
she reacted with shock, at first.
"Now she's using it," he says.
"Although, at first, she wanted to
know, Where did you learn all
this? I certainly didn't teach it to
His mother has a point: Why
should Kevin Grold, all of 31
years old and divorced, be per-
sonally improving others' sex
He had to work at becoming a
sex expert, Mr. Grold says.
He studied psychology at the
University of California at San-
ta Barbara and the lesser-known
La Jolla University. His doctor-
al dissertation was on love in con-
tinuing relationships, and it may
comfort the average person to
know that, in Mr. Grold's schol-
arly opinion, this is entirely pos-
He has found one of the en-
during conflicts of relationships
is in the bedroom. This eight-
week cassette tape program is his
way to fix that.
"Don't get the idea this is some
heavy-breathing porno thing,"
says Mr. Grold.