Bliss is a 1997 drama about erotic obsession, love and trust. Joseph (Craig Sheffer) and Maria (Sheryl Lee) are a young married couple whose sex life is unfulfilling. Maria confesses to Joseph that in their six months of marriage she has been unable to have an orgasm. Frustrated, Maria secretly begins seeing an unlicensed sex therapist, Balthazar (Terence Stamp), in a building across the street from the office where Joseph works. When Joseph sees Maria entering the building, to the titters of his co-workers, he bursts into the therapist's office and demands to know what is going on. Balthazar explains that he teaches his clients about the joys of the mind and how he teaches his clients to strive for what he calls "bliss," an emotional and spiritual state. Soon the couple are involved in tantric sex practices designed to heal the deep-seated emotional scars of Maria. Bliss is the first film from writer and director Lance Young.