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Jealousy is more suffocating than housework. Preview — Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel. Where do you hold back? There are a lot of eye-opening and counter intuitive insights in the book that if practiced, will reignite the engine of passion in a married life. The main thing I took away from it is that we expect too much from our spouse, who is, after all, only one person.
Dec 11, Stephanie Sun rated it really liked it Shelves: Do I run out and buy the handcuffs before or maating I have marinated the lamb? Space between husband and wife, space between mother and child and, most challenging of all, space between a kitchen table covered in bills and a steaming hot boudoir. The subtitle is “Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic”, and so I’d hoped that estherr would help me understand why it is we fight with the one we love most, and how to prevent real problems before they happen.
It told me that basically, each couple has to work out its own rules matign it comes to sexual infidelity, because these nontraditional arrangements are, as one of the people from a case says, “not for everyone. Drop this book off a pier with cement shoes stars! Challenge the idea that good sex has to be spontaneous. One person has to be everything Perel counsels to explain less and feel more, building mystery along with anticipation.
In unlocking those structures, a whole burst of creative energy is released. So this biological response makes total sense. Far from being smug, Perel’s position on the matter is almost survivalist. Sometimes its fear or shame cxptivity past sexual experiences.
Mating in Captivity : Esther Perel :
The more you do something, and the better you get at it, the matimg you’re going to enjoy it. This book tackles the notion of eroticism and domesticity – how pegel interact and play out in longer term relationships.
She shows that the tension between exciting sex and loving companionship is eether for many couples to reconcile because it is by nature irreconcilable. The looks, especially from those of the female persuasion felt vaguely piteous.
Yet having the same old spouse night after night – and balancing a busy life with a career, a home, and possibly children to look after – can get old, Perel claims, and make the Other, the Third, seem more and more appealing.
I was pleased to learn that is not the premise of the book. Diapers v desire In Perel’s view, many mothers have lost a sense of proportion over their children, giving them the lion’s share of sensuality, humour, affection and even designer clothing, while dad subsists on “a captivitj brief pecks on the cheek”.
And besides, we’re all adults here, right?
One drawback is that this book from already feels dated in terms of how maating discusses non-monogamy. My husband shifted in his chair. I absolutely did not relate to the author or the couples and their problems.
Now they have to make it happen.
No sex please, we’re married
A lot of the advice boils down to “don’t lose your self or your individuality in a relationship”, focusing on the importance of creating and maintaining space, and using tons of case studies to demonstrate this in myriad ways. I am now going back to re-read because I’ve been reminded of it while I am reading “Sex at Dawn: Perel’s core premise is that erotically intelligent people find a way to establish a healthy balance between serious intimacy and sexual play.
And while some of the ideas contained within are worth thinking about, I will probably only recommend it to a few of my Red State friends, for its shock value alone. Interesting, repetitive, it could’ve been condensed in one hundred pages, but that is the problem with these kind of books, they keep hammering the same concept over and over with slight variations. Perel just recognizes that there is a lot of unhappiness in monogamous couples, and a lot of sexual dysfunction.
Turns out, when the two are in agreement and it is physically and psychologically safe, there’s not a whole lot that is categorically “bad. Known for her oerel cross-cultural pulse, Esther shifts the paradigm of our approach to modern relationships.
The weekly tennis player who continues to improve his game would argue for the positive effects of frequency. Book ratings by Goodreads. Apparently, I should be keeping my wife at matng distance or we’ll get bored with each other. The book reads very differently than Esther Perel’s talks surrounding monogamy and non-monogamy, which I would highly recommend in addition to the book. One can gauge the heat of an issue by the level of discomfort it generates at a dinner party.
Review Text “Her advice is refreshingly counterintuitive. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Back cover copy One of the world’s most respected voices on erotic intelligence, Esther Perel offers a bold, provocative new take on intimacy and sex. She has some great ideas all around, especially when it comes to the fact that sexual fantasies are absolutely nothing like any other non-sexual fantasies and daydreams people have.
Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic by Esther Perel
Or, for those select few, polyamory may be the way to go. However, marriage, the monogamous ideal, has never been only about economics and reproduction and preserving male power. Perel refutes the now fashionable child-centred model of family life, arguing: Work for men, that is. What is the third person in your relationship?
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