The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism



My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
  1. $24.50 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$13.99
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Self Help- Relationships
4 Burnside Self Help- Relationships
1 Hawthorne Self Help- Relationships
25 Local Warehouse Psychology- General
25 Remote Warehouse Psychology- General

This title in other editions

Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence

by

Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence Cover

ISBN13: 9780060753641
ISBN10: 0060753641
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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 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.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Esther Perel is a couples and family therapist with a private practice in New York City. She is on the faculty of the International Trauma Studies program at Columbia University, is a member of the American Family Therapy Academy, and has appeared on many television programs, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Day New York, CBS This Morning, and HBO's Women Aloud. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

gorgonzola, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by gorgonzola)
From reading this book I have gained a vast amount of insight into my own intimate relationship, and the relationships of others. Just in the first third of the book I already learned so much more than any other book in this category I've read thus far. The author goes over a large amount of topics given the relatively small size of the book, but still manages to go in-depth enough on each topic to get the reader thinking. Specific relationship problems are brought up, and the author goes into how each couple went about solving their problems. The best part of this book is that it stays realistic. It does not offer quick fixes for anyone's problems, but rather a set of solutions one can take up if they're willing to work at it. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking to resolve some form of relationship problem, big or small.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060753641
Subtitle:
Unlocking Erotic Intelligence
Author:
Perel, Esther
Author:
by Esther Perel
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Psychotherapy - Couples & Family
Subject:
Psychology : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20071030
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3125 in 7.36 oz

Other books you might like

  1. The Bitch in the House: 26 Women...
    Used Trade Paper $3.95
  2. You Just Don't Understand: Women and...
    Used Trade Paper $2.95
  3. Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love...
    Used Trade Paper $6.50
  4. Rekindling Desire: A Step-By-Step... Used Trade Paper $10.95
  5. Hot Monogamy: Essential Steps to... Used Trade Paper $4.50
  6. The Seven Principles for Making...
    Used Trade Paper $7.50

Related Subjects


Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Sex
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Couple and Family Therapy
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Relationships

Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$13.99 In Stock
Product details 272 pages Harper Paperbacks - English 9780060753641 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.