Mating in Captivity
Unlocking Erotic Intelligence
By Esther Perel
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060753641, 272pp.)
Publication Date: November 2007
One of the worlds 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.
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.
“Her advice is refreshingly counterintuitive.”
“Mating in Captivity...articulates a poignant and unacknowledged modern crisis for the first time.”
-The Evening Standard (London)
“An elegant sociological study, complete with erudite literary and anthropological references.”
-Daily Telegraph (London)
“A charming blend of wit and wisdom...this book will give you a fresh perspective on long-term love.”
-Gold Coast Bulletin (Australia)
“Well argued points written with considerable eloquence.”
“This is a brave book...refreshing.”
-The Times Higher Education Supplement
“So honest it hurts.”
“An excellent book, full of provocative prose and entertaining case illustrations.”
-Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy