Please Sign In or Create an account
Erotic Intelligence: The paradox of Intimacy and Sexuality

Erotic Intelligence: The paradox of Intimacy and Sexuality

Why does great sex so often fade for couples who claim to love each other as much as ever? Why doesn’t good intimacy guarantee good sex? Can we want what we already have? Why does the transition to parenthood so often spell erotic disaster. Based on her international best-seller, ‘Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence’, Esther Perel probes the intricacies of love and desire-how they relate and how they conflict.

Her bold, new take on intimacy and sex, grapples with the obstacles and anxieties that arise when our quest for secure love conflicts with our pursuit of passion?
Perel will address four central themes: paradox of intimacy and sexuality and how social forces inhibit erotic expression; how our emotional history-“how we were loved” shapes our erotic blueprints and, in turn, expresses itself in the physicality of sex- “how we make love”; the language of the body; and the role of fantasy/imagination. We will tackle eroticism as a quality of aliveness and vitality in relationships extending far beyond mere sexuality, and consider how the need for secure attachment and closeness can co-exist with the quest for individuality and freedom.

Speakers: Esther Perel
Conference: WAS Glasgow 2011
Areas of Interest / Categories: Desire, Libido, Sexual Behaviour