Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic & the Domestic Audiobook [Free Download by Trial]

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

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Why does great sex so often fade for couples who claim to love each other as much as ever?



  • I'm not entirely sure if I gained any new insights from this audiobook... Honestly, I think it would have been better if the author had chosen a skilled narrator to bring the story to life. Unfortunately, the listening experience was quite challenging.
  • I can't seem to connect with this book. Dr. Jamie Turndorf's podcast offers more uplifting and proactive guidance. This book leaves me feeling confined and melancholic, and it's not my cup of tea! I'm in a much brighter state of mind and just seeking some enjoyable tips and information, not lengthy and confusing rants that I can't even decipher from this author.
  • The ideas presented in 'Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic & the Domestic' are interesting, but there is a lack of substantial information. While the book may offer some assistance, it emphasizes the importance of both partners being willing to make a change rather than just one.
  • I got exactly what I was hoping for and then some from this book. It's a real treasure and a must-read. Being a mom of three, I gained valuable insight on how to balance being a mother and maintaining a thriving marriage.
  • Perel's writing and speaking style possesses a poetic quality, which I find quite captivating. Her approach and perspective give me a distinct French vibe, even though she hails from Belgium. By this, I mean she appears somewhat detached, evasive, and hesitant to draw firm conclusions. I was slightly taken aback by her comfort level with the discomfort experienced by her female patients, especially the woman whose husband had s&m fantasies. As a psychotherapist, I expected her to delve deeper into their backgrounds and issues. I felt that she didn't ask many questions during the sessions, instead opting to take notes for future use in her book. While the book is helpful in sparking dialogue and offering nuanced perspectives on typically taboo subjects, I remain uncertain about its overall depth and concrete takeaways. However, I must admit that I thoroughly enjoyed her accent and performance.
  • I've been getting recommendations for this book from friends for ages. I can't even understand why I had doubts about giving it a read. But man, let me tell you, it's absolutely mind-blowing. And listening to the audiobook, with the author herself reading it and her accent adding that extra charm, just takes it to a whole new level of greatness.
  • Esther Perel's audiobook is an incredible exploration of the intricate web of human sexuality. She combines captivating research with her own firsthand case studies to illustrate the vast range of sexual experiences and how they can be shaped by past encounters. Additionally, Perel delves into the essential factors for relationships that effectively navigate the challenges of maintaining desire within the confines of commitment. Listening to this book is an enlightening experience.