Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic

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A guide for loving couples who are looking to renew sexual passion in their lives explains how societal taboos and ideals about domestic equality have compromised the healthy expression of eroticism in today's relationships, in a resource that explains how to overcome personal constraints for greater intimacy. Simultaneous.

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"So honest it hurts." -- Irish Times

"Her advice is refreshingly counterintuitive." -- Salon.com

"This is a brave book...refreshing." -- The Times Higher Education Supplement

So honest it hurts. --Irish Times

"Well argued points written with considerable eloquence."--Jerusalem Post

"A charming blend of wit and wisdom...this book will give you a fresh perspective on long-term love."--Gold Coast Bulletin (Australia)

"An excellent book, full of provocative prose and entertaining case illustrations."--Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy

"This is a brave book...refreshing."--The Times Higher Education Supplement

"An elegant sociological study, complete with erudite literary and anthropological references."--Daily Telegraph (London)

"Mating in Captivity...articulates a poignant and unacknowledged modern crisis for the first time."--The Evening Standard (London)

From the Author:

I wrote this book because, in 22 years of practice in six
different languages, I've met couples over and over again who were having a
good relationship, who love each other, but who have no sex, no tingle! I
met couples who had a bad relationship, and who I helped to have a good
relationship again, and the expectation was that the sex would just come
back - but it didn't. I began to think there's something in this premise -
that if sex is wrong, the relationship is wrong; and equally that more
talk, intimacy and closeness will equal more sex, better sex - that just
doesn't work. I knew I was on to something.

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