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Our latest be successful Coaching books article looks at Mating in Captivity.

Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence
Amazon says: “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.”

Perel says: “I grew up in Antwerp, the Flemish part of Belgium, studied in Jerusalem, and came to the States for graduate school. I planned to stay for one year but never used my return ticket. I fell in love with New York — and with the man who is still my husband today. I went on to study the nature of cultural and religious identity, how we negotiate tradition and modernity, individualism and collectivism. For the first 20 years of my career, I was particularly interested in couples and families who were in cultural transition. I drew directly from my own experience and that of my family.

I wanted the book to be an honest, enlightened and provocative conversation on relationships and sexuality that was beyond the common labels of smut or sanctimony. I wanted people to question themselves, to speak the unspoken, and to be unafraid to challenge sexual and emotional correctness. I encouraged my audience to grapple with the tensions, obstacles and anxieties that arise when our quest for love and security conflicts with our pursuit of adventure and freedom. I wanted to take relationship advice out of the exclusive female market and make it dual-gender.”

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