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Ep. 8: Sexlessness Radio/TV Program

Ep. 8: Sexlessness

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[Contains mature themes] Free for a limited time. A couple are first-generation children of immigrants, raised to believe sex should only take place in a marriage. Now that sex isn’t forbidden, it’s deeply uninteresting…to one of them.

Step into the office of renowned relationship therapist and TED Talk sensation Esther Perel, and listen in as she counsels couples in crisis due to infidelity, sexlessness, loss, and disconnection. The result? Astonishing insights on how they can make love work – and takeaways for you on ways to repair and restore your own relationships. This weekly, 10-part premium podcast is available for free through mid-July.

About Esther:

Esther Perel is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and provocative voices on personal and professional relationships. A celebrated psychotherapist who has helmed a private practice in New York City since 1983, she has over three decades of experience navigating the intricacies of love and desire.

Listen to the entire series (with new episodes every Friday) for free through mid-July at audible.com/esther.

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    GCO 06-30-17
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    "Love these episodes but..."

    This one Esther doesn't explain how she arrived at her hypothesis about the woman's rejection of sex - that it is a rejection of patriarchy. I wish she explained that more.

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    Amazon Customer 06-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic"

    Highly recommend this podcast, its so informative, and offers many lessons for anyone in a monogamous relationship!

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    Nic 06-25-17
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    "Left me wanting more..."

    Good as always, but needed more specific explanation on how to reclaim pleasure from the hindrances caused by domestic expectations

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    daniela 06-29-17
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    "It will blow your mind"

    When Esther explained the wife's struggle with the patriarchy, the fight against it by saying "no", that married women see sex as a duty, omg, I felt that in a sense it liberated me. It is so true! I have this mental duty in my head, not so much through sex, but through forcing myself, even in a sense by making myself suffer to make sure I won't become the dutyfull wife because I can feel in my body and in my mind that my education and society are taking me to there.

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    Mo 07-23-17
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    "Vaginismus"

    This is the first time I know that this symptom of physically not enjoying sex has a scientific name - vaginisimus. I struggle with it a lot and sometimes wished i could enjoy intercourse as much as my female friends do. None of them understand my situation either. I believe many women experience the same inner struggle that sex seems to be an obligation.. I hope there's more recommendation on how to fix this..

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    Joseph 07-14-17
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    "To resolve or not"

    The narator was excellent. I still felt more needed to be resolved between the couple.

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    "so interesting"

    She was so accepting. She had fresh ideas that I'd not thought of. The couple was super candid.

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    "Wow"

    It is very enlightening how one problem can be perceived as one thing and turn out to be something else all together. Esther Patel is brilliant at getting to the heart of the matter.

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    Yana 07-05-17
    Yana 07-05-17 Member Since 2016

    Art Director, editor. Lives in LA

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    "Amazing analysis"

    Insightful, fun and very clever. I believe that many women in our society probably feel the same way as the wife in this couple.

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    carmel M Boutchard OXLEY, Queensland, AU 07-04-17
    carmel M Boutchard OXLEY, Queensland, AU 07-04-17
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    "sexlessness"

    S o interesting and eyeopening. the problem is not the woman (or even the man). it's the patriarchy.

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