Esther Perel

Esther Perel is a therapist and author.
Her book Mating in Captivity explores the
paradoxical union of domesticity and sexual desire.

Esther Perel

Esther Perel is a Belgian psychotherapist who came to notoriety through her exploration of the paradox of the need for security (love, belonging and closeness) coupled to the need for freedom (erotic desire, adventure and distance) in long-term human relationships.  Furthering her framework for managing healthy intimate relationships, Perel promoted the concept of Erotic Intelligence in a best-selling book Mating in Captivity which was published in 2006. Since then, she has had her book translated into 24 languages, and continues to be in demand worldwide as a an expert in her field. Additionally, as a point of interest, she recorded one of the most frequently viewed TED Talks ever: The Secret to Desire in a Long-term Relationship.

Esther Perel's films

Esther Perel


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