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Of Sex and Marriage

Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic + the Domestic by Esther Perel

Reviewed by Cristina Nehring
The Atlantic Monthly

"Everything good is bad for you. That, in so many words, is the theme of Esther Perel's little red book on how to achieve sexual bliss in marriage. And the bad news — or the good, depending on your priorities — is that it's probably true.

Communication? Forget it. Destroys the libido.

Equality? A turnoff.

Monogamy? Puts a girl to sleep.

Kids you cherish? A death sentence.

One might reasonably make the argument that if good sex comes at so high a price, who wants it? Or at least, who can afford it?..." Read the entire Atlantic Monthly review.




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