Regular price: $14.17

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $14.17

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

We don't think too much about sex; we're merely thinking about it in the wrong way.
So asserts Alain de Botton in this rigorous and supremely honest book designed to help us navigate the intimate and exciting - yet often confusing and difficult - experience that is sex. Few of us tend to feel we're entirely normal when it comes to sex, and what we’re supposed to be feeling rarely matches up with the reality.
This audiobook argues that 21st-century sex is ultimately fated to be a balancing act between love and desire, and adventure and commitment. Covering topics that include lust, fetishism, adultery, and pornography, Alain de Botton frankly articulates the dilemmas of modern sexuality, offering insights and consolation to help us think more deeply and wisely about the sex we are, or aren’t, having.
©2012 The School of Life (P)2012 Macmillan Digital Audio
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By Francesco De Paoli on 08-21-17

Partially wise but mostly paternalistic

Despite having some wise observations here and there De Botton has a very paternalistic tone all over the book. I find his little exemplary stories awkward and full of annoying stereotypes and the chapter on internet porn prudeish, parodic and obtuse.

Read More Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful


By Hayden Smiley on 07-10-17

Realistic Relationship Expectations

A realistic look at the positives and negatives of long term relationships and thr sexual human experience. Depressing and humorous.

Read More Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2017 Audible, Inc