Mating in Captivity

Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic

Hardcover, 244 pages

English language

Published Sept. 5, 2006 by HarperCollins.

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Why does great sex so often fade for couples who claim to love each other as much as ever? Can we want what we already have? Why does the transition to parenthood so often spell erotic disaster? Does good intimacy always make for good sex? Ether Perel takes on these 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 twenty 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 …

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  • Sexual excitement
  • Sex in marriage
  • Psychology Of Sexuality
  • Sex Relations
  • Psychology
  • Sexual behavior
  • Human Sexuality
  • Psychology & Psychiatry / Human Sexuality
  • Psychological aspects
  • Couples