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Publisher Description

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.

Esther Perel
hr min
September 5

Customer Reviews


I'm going to go back to the way I was

I lost my wife and she doesn't even know who I am when I'm not home or not even my mother is a good grandma

Andyr005 ,

Download is missing parts

i downloaded this book and it seems very interesting. However, i paid over twenty dollars for an incomplete version. The details say it is eight hour long and i have four hours worth of the book. Its downloaded in four parts and i'm missing the second and the last one is only 40min. This is an incomplete download. I checked purchased and tried and it is nowhere on my computer.

Arliena ,

Missing Some Major Factors But Still Worthwhile

I found Mating in Captivity to be very insightful and I identified with much of what the author shared via case studies. I was, however quite disappointed when what I was waiting to hear about was never addressed. I am a survivor of prolonged childhood sexual abuse. And if the statistics are true, nearly 1/3 of the population is as well. This plays a huge role in the sexual landscape of my marriage and I do not have any question that it plays a big part in many other marriages. Perel barely even mentioned marriage partners who were sexually abused. I think maybe a total of five minutes was given to this topic. I cannot understand how this issue could be almost ignored in this book. Additionally, in the chapter towards the end of the book that discusses monogamy Perel only mentions sexually open but emotionally closed marriages as an alternative. She does not once make reference to polyamory. I suppose that is simply too many topics to take on. But when one is examining the multiple facets of the human mind and behavior when it comes to intimacy I am shocked that this could be left out. Despite what was missing, the book was a good read and I would recommend it to anyone who is wanting to re-examine and re-approach their sexual life with their partner.

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