Mating in Captivity invites us to explore the paradoxical union of domesticity and sexual desire, and explains what it takes to bring lust home. Through case studies and lively discussion, Perel demonstrates how more exciting, playful, and even poetic sex is possible in long-term relationships. My sisters and I have all read this book as part of our family book club and can report much better marriages because of Esther Perel's advice. Nothing is a quick fix, but one step in a new direction can take you to new places. I recommend this book to everyone who wants a better intimate lly if you are willing to do the hard work of looking at your own actions and making small changes to be a better partner.
Reconciling the Erotic + the Domestic. To my parents, Sala Ferlegier and Icek Perel. Their vitality lives on in me. Epigraph. Wild things in captivity. while they keep their own wild purity. won’t breed, they mope, they die. All men are in captivity, active with captive activity, and the best won’t breed, though they don’t know why.
While Mating in Captivity shows why the domestic realm can feel like a cage, Perel's take on bedroom dynamics promises to liberate, enchant, and provoke. Flinging the doors open on erotic life and domesticity, she invites us to put the "X" back in sex. Year: 2007. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. 1. The Diary of a Young Girl: Anne Frank.
Mating in Captivity invites us to explore the paradoxical union of domesticity and sexual desire, and explains what it takes to bring lust home. The book reads very differently than Esther Perel's talks surrounding monogamy and non-monogamy, which I would highly recommend in addition to the book.
Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence. Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence. Publication date 2007. Topics erotic, psychology, sexuality, relationships, eroticism, monogamy, sexual. y sexuality; folkscanomy; additional collections. Identifier-arkark:/13960/t24b9d406.
In her landmark book The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir writes, Eroticism is a movement toward the Other, this is its essential character. Yet in our efforts to establish intimacy we often seek to eliminate otherness, thereby precluding the space necessary for desire to flourish. Complement it with philosopher Alain Badiou on how we fall and stay in love and Stendhal on why we fall out of it, then revisit Leo Tolstoy on love’s paradoxical demands, John O’Donohue on the enchantment of desire, and Kahlil Gibran on the difficult balance of intimacy and independence. books culture Esther Perel love psychology.
As Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence author Esther Perel can confirm, relationships are still complicated. We are creatures of meaning and we want to feel we matter. Why the first person to apologize holds the power. 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.