Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence
A New York City therapist examines the paradoxical relationship between domesticity and sexual desire and explains what it takes to bring lust home.
One of the world's most respected voices on erotic intelligence, Esther Perel offers a bold, provocative new take on intimacy and sex. Mating in Captivity invites us to explore the paradoxical union of domesticity and sexual desire, and explains what it takes to bring lust home.
Drawing on more than twenty years of experience as a couples therapist, Perel examines the complexities of sustaining desire. Through case studies and lively discussion, Perel demonstrates how more exciting, playful, and even poetic sex is possible in long-term relationships. Wise, witty, and as revelatory as it is straightforward, Mating in Captivity is a sensational book that will transform the way you live and love.
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About the Author
Psychotherapist Esther Perel is recognized as one of the most insightful and original voices on modern love. Fluent in nine languages, she has a therapy practice in New York City and serves as an organizational consultant for Fortune 500 companies around the world. Her celebrated TED Talks have garnered eighteen million viewers and her bestseller Mating in Captivity has been translated into twenty-four languages and has become a global phenomenon. Perel is also an executive producer and the host of the Audible original audio series Where Should We Begin?
"Mating in Captivity...articulates a poignant and unacknowledged modern crisis for the first time."--The Evening Standard (London)
"A charming blend of wit and wisdom...this book will give you a fresh perspective on long-term love."--Gold Coast Bulletin (Australia)
"Well argued points written with considerable eloquence."--Jerusalem Post
"An excellent book, full of provocative prose and entertaining case illustrations."--Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy
"This is a brave book...refreshing."--The Times Higher Education Supplement
"An elegant sociological study, complete with erudite literary and anthropological references."--Daily Telegraph (London)
"Her advice is refreshingly counterintuitive."--Salon.com