I’m reading an excellent book right now, Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel. The book does a beautiful job of exploring the dichotomies in our relationship between love and sexuality.
One of the main topics of exploration in the book is the often inherent conflict that comes between creating security and calm in a romantic partnership while trying to maintain sexual passion. Having struggled with this myself in past relationships it’s been refreshing to find such a healthy exploration of the topic.
I enjoy reading books from sex positive authors who offer a genuine exploration of the potential for a myriad of paths to find sexual and emotional fulfilment. So far (and I’m only about 1/3rd of the way in) Esther has been not only open and exploratory of many different ways to relate and connect with a romantic partner, she has done it with a rare poetry for a non-fiction writer.
Highly recommended read and undoubtedly you’ll see more from me inspired from it.