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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.

October 13
HarperCollins e-books

Customer Reviews

Ciclasoman ,

Thought provoking

Started reading this book on my iPhone and could not put it down!!! Recently divorced, I could have used this amazing collection of carefully assembled cases and practical exercises for couples. I particularly like the approach to all comers not just heterosexual. My only wish is that I had read it before I got married 18 years ago.

MyMy2017 ,

This book has definitely set the captives free !!!!

I thank God for Esther Perel. This book has legitimately revolutionized the way we view sex and relationships. It emphasizes albeit ever so subtly yet assertively that we must be whole and healed first. Most of the relationship issues we face stem not from other people or circumstances but from our own unhealed traumas and identity issues.
Love this book!!!!!

pavetherhodes ,

Tantra explained through societies sexual wanes

I just went to my first tantra workshop last night. This book has allowed me to read in context the questions and answers I've been seeking. I felt like I had forgotten how great a lover I am. Perel made me think. And last night I remembered that I have all the tools to be a greater lover still. Her insight brought out ideas I hadn't ever thought of. Must read. Must.

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