Can you reconcile sex and love within marriage? From adultery to fetishes, pornography to impotence, De Botton examines the pleasures and pitfalls of contemporary sexual experiences, including marital boredom, dating in cyberspace, and the nature of romance. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 1, 2017. The School of Life: An Emotional Education. I've also set up here because I have a blogging project in mind... but more on that later. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Please try again. Men think about sex every seven seconds, as the old saying goes, so at first blush Alain de Botton’s book, published earlier this year, looks like it’s pushing for some sort of Guinness world record. I love reading other's thoughts on human nature, especially those who manage to be real, humorous, compassionate and not preachy and this book was all of these. So asserts Alain de Botton in How to Think More About Sex, a rigorous and supremely honest book designed to help us navigate the intimate and exciting---yet often confusing and difficult---experience that is sex. Feed Your Head Subscribe to LARB's FREE Newsletter. I also think people aren’t ready to become sexually active if they can’t talk about it with their partners in a serious way, and also talk about safer sex practices, contraception (if appropriate), and possible positive and negative consequences and how they’d deal with them. Excerpt i like… Without sex, we would be dangerously invulnerable. Here, in short sentences he reveals, or I should say he has us reveal to ourselves, many thoughts we suppressed and thus, takes us into a calm realization of the beauty of life. Follow Glimpse of Brilliance (formerl to never miss another show. He takes the reader into his confidence, as an old friend, talking softly and calmly and quickly reveals thoughts or spaces or universes you would not imagine on your own. Physical makeup, however, is just one element in an overall package of desirability that versatile observer and writer De Botton (The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, 2009) trenchantly analyzes in an effort to reconcile society’s overwhelming preoccupation with sex and an individual’s equally obsessive quest to attain, and maintain, meaningful physical relationships. Filmed at the TSOL LIVE tour in May 2012. This makes us curious about sex, and more likely to have sexual thoughts and feelings. While I love the 140 character limit of tweets, I realised that a blog would give me a place where I could have the luxury of saying a bit more. Reviewed in the United States on August 4, 2016. THE SCHOOL OF LIFE IS DEDICATED TO EXPLORING LIFE'S BIG QUESTIONS IN HIGHLY-PORTABLE PAPERBACKS, FEATURING FRENCH FLAPS AND DECKLE EDGES, THAT THE NEW YORK TIMES CALLS "DAMNABLY CUTE." They have not understood Alain de Botton. Think more about sex by thinking about it in a different way. Finally available, The Call of The Wild by Jack London, on a freshly published and beautifully edited paperback ed. If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business. has been added to your Cart. I've read quite a few books on the subject of human sexuality. I was hoping for something a little less pat & a little more inspiring. How to Think More About Sex. Talk to your partner openly and truthfully. The School of Life announces a rebirth with a series that examines the great issues of life, including money, sanity, work, technology, and the desire to alter the world for the better.” ―Alain de Botton, The School of Life Series Editor, “The School of Life offers radical ways to help us raid the treasure trove of human knowledge.” ―The Independent on Sunday (London). This book argues that 21st-century sex is ultimately fated to be a balancing act between love and desire, and adventure and commitment. Much needed wisdom for a topic which eludes so much of our reason. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Men think about sex every seven seconds, as the old saying goes, so at first blush Alain de Botton’s book, published earlier this year, looks like it’s pushing for some sort of Guinness world record.. 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