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Psychotherapist Esther Perel on marriage, sexuality and intimacy

July 1, 2014

Guest: Esther Perel

“In order for couples to remain interested in one another, they require distance, transgression, surprise, and play. We must be able to stand back from our partners, to view them as separate, mysterious people, for them to remain objects of our desire.” So says psychotherapist ESTHER PEREL, author of Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence. She poses some interesting questions like “can desire be sustained over the long haul?” and “does intimacy make for a satisfying sexual relationship?” Perel’s thoughts on marriage, sexuality and infidelity are considered original and insightful. We’ve invited her to Radio Times to share her perspectives on these provocative topics.

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