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Mating in Captivity Book by Harper Collins
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Many questions abound regarding the lack of sexual thrust when couples transition from simple companionship to domesticated relationship. Questions such as; "Why does great sex so often fade?" "Can we want what we already have?" "Why does the transition to parenthood often spell erotic disaster?" and so on. Author and therapist Esther Perel uses her 20 years of clinical experience to take on these tough questions, helping couples grapple with the "obstacles and anxieties" that arise when the "question for secure love conflicts with our pursuit of passion." Having treated hundreds of couples whose home lives are empty of passion, Perel has been confronted with many relationships that are open and loving yet remain sexually dull. In this explosively original book, she invites the reader to explore the "paradoxical union of domesticity and sexual desire," explaining what it takes to bring lust back into the home. "Sexual excitement doesn't always play by the rules of good citizenship," and our cultural penchant for "equality and togetherness" is often "antithetical to erotic desire for both men and women." Perel explains that sexual excitement thrives on power plays, unfair advantages and the space between the self and the other, but first we must "kick egalitarian ideals and emotional housekeeping out of our bedrooms." Promising to "liberate, enchant, and provoke," this book seeks to "put the X back in sex."

Catalog ID: ENT40986

  • About author

    Esther Perel
  • Content / Style / Audience

    Harper Collins
    Publication date:
    2006 year
  • Design

    Number of Pages:
    9 1/2"
    6 1/4"

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