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Mating in Captivity

Reconciling the Erotic & the Domestic
Autor: Esther Perel
Sprecher: Esther Perel
Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 8 Min.
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Esther Perel takes on tough questions, grappling with the obstacles and anxieties that arise when our quest for secure love conflicts with our pursuit of passion. She invites us to explore the paradoxical union of domesticity and sexual desire, and explains what it takes to bring lust home.

In her 20 years of clinical experience, Perel has treated hundreds of couples whose home lives are empty of passion. They describe relationships that are open and loving, yet sexually dull. What is going on?

In this explosively original book, Perel explains that our cultural penchant for equality, togetherness, and absolute candor is antithetical to erotic desire for both men and women. Sexual excitement doesn't always play by the rules of good citizenship. It is politically incorrect. It thrives on power plays, unfair advantages, and the space between self and other. More exciting, playful, even poetic sex is possible, but first we must kick egalitarian ideals and emotional housekeeping out of our bedrooms.

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.

©2006 Esther Perel (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers

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"As revelatory as it is straightforward....Perel sanctions fantasy and play and offers the estranged modern couple a unique richness of experience." (Publishers Weekly)

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A must-read for all couples, young and old (or still single)

This is probably the most well presented, clearest book about couple dynamics and interpersonal relations I’ve ever read. A definitive must for all couples, be monogamous or not, even for those who have not even yet formed a steady bond or still have questions about how life in a couple will affect their future. A great insight into how our minds work in the confinement of a romantic relationship, how to think about what it does to us and how it can get along with seduction, non-monogamy, desire and newness.

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Excellent

An excellent listen. Perel is fantastic, clear, analytical, intelligent, witty, and thought provoking. I listened to the entire book with 2 days.