Esther Perel’s Two Cents on Sex and Intimacy In a Long-Term Relationship

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Some fantastic info about sex and intimacy delivered from the great Esther Perel!!

“So we come to one person and we basically are asking them to give us what once an entire village used to provide. Give me belonging, give me identity, give me continuity, but give me transcendence, and mystery all in one. Give me comfort, give me edge, give me novelty, give me familiarity, give me predictability and give me surprise. And we think it’s a given that toys and lingerie are going to save us with that.

The crisis of desire is often a crisis of the imagination. So why does good sex so often fail? What is the relationship between love and desire? How do they relate and how do they conflict? Because therein lies the mystery of eroticism.”