Love that Works: A Guide to Enduring Intimacy by Wendy Strgar

Wendy Strgar, founder of GoodCleanLove, released her first book entitled ‘Love that Works: A Guide to Enduring Intimacy’. Good Clean Love was started by wife and mother of four, Wendy Strgar, with the mission to increase awareness of the experience of love and intimacy in the world. Based on a collection of weekly newsletters and original short stories, ‘Love that Works’ offers a provocative discussion on the personal elements of a loving and sexually satisfying relationship. “This book is the culmination of all my work, everything that I believe and hope for,” says Strgar. “I really think I’ll be helping people.”

In 2003, after 17 years of marriage, Founder and ‘Loveologist’, Wendy Strgar, created the Good Clean Product line to first meet her own personal intimacy needs after being unsatisfied with what was available in the marketplace. Most lubricants available are made with petrochemical-based ingredients and parabens that can have negative side effects such as burning, pain or itching. By developing an all-natural recipe for clean ingredient lubricants, Ms. Strgar claims she saved her marriage by eliminating the pain that occurred with intimacy, allowing her and her husband to restore their marriage. She realized that “physically loving my husband gave us the power to heal and unite as a couple”.

This powerful personal experience inspired Wendy to create a family of products using healthy and natural ingredients that make love more accessible in relationships. Wendy’s mission is in educating women about their bodies to help more them create and sustain stronger families, so as Wendy puts it, “that the world can be a more loving place”.

Excerpt: Committed relationships work best when we approach them as a method of personal growth. Ultimately our loving relationships are the most gentle and effective education we can engage in to become the person we want to be.  The stories, memoir and sage advice in Love that Works is an essential guide in creating resilient, passionate loving relationships.”


Seven years after launching, the Oregon-based ‘love’ company now specializes in a variety organic and all-natural love products, such as lubricants, love oils and edible candy that are sold in stores and online  In May 2010, Wendy was the proud winner of the first ever Willamette Valley Angel Conference, that rewarded Good Clean Love a $160,000 prize, allowing GCL to expand giving Wendy the time to write the book she had been envisioning all those years. Good Clean Love supports the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and is continuously working to educate women, physicians and retail stores about the importance of clean and healthy ingredients in love or ‘intimacy’ products. Good Clean Love’s healthy intimacy products have found a home in many natural food stores and pharmacies including Whole Foods and Pharmaca, as well as many spas, gift shops and physicians offices.


‘Love that Works’ will be available nationally through Green Leaf distribution and online at and