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Show 976: Intimacy and Eroticism (Archive)

Why don't intimacy and exciting sex always go hand in hand? Find out how to keep passion burning even in a long-term relationship.
Show 976: Intimacy and Eroticism (Archive)
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Why do couples who love each other often experience diminished desire? Relationship expert Esther Perel says that achieving intimacy sometimes removes the mystery that makes sex so exciting.

Keep the Spark:

Drawing upon her decades of experience as a couples and family therapist, the author of Mating in Captivity tells how to keep the spark alive even in dedicated relationships. How can we learn to desire what we already have?

This Week’s Guest:

Esther Perel is a couples and family therapist and author of Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence, translated into 25 languages. She serves on the faculty of The Family Studies Unit, Department of Psychiatry, New York University Medical Center and The International Trauma Studies Program at Columbia University. Her website is www.estherperel.com

*This week’s show deals with adult sexuality. Although it is not graphic, listeners should be advised that it may not be suitable for everyone.

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