Alain de Botton on how sex will never be simple or nice

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Despite our best efforts to clean it of its peculiarities, sex will never be either simple or nice in the ways we might like it to be. It is not fundamentally democratic or kind; it is bound up with cruelty, transgression and the desire for subjugation and humiliation. It refuses to sit neatly on top of love, as it should. Tame it though we may try, sex has a recurring tendency to wreak havoc across our lives…

– Alain de Botton

I first “met” Alain de Botton–as I’ve met so many of my intellectual intoxications–through Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings. Here’s Popova being brilliant on de Botton’s How To Think More About Sex.

ORDERS: This weekend, think more about sex. I’m telling you that it’s ESSENTIAL for freeing up your creativity. If you need to dress it up in intellectual refinement, get de Botton’s How To Think More About Sex. Or… just do it.

Look forward to the results.

About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance TELL ME, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) CONSEQUENCES (of defensive adultery), the award-winning rom-com (she's versatile) CHERRY PIE CURE, and the just released TEXT ME, CUPID--a (slightly dirty) love story for 21st century adults who don't believe in love... but want it anyway. A sought-after speaker and presenter, Colette is also the author of the non-fiction collection of essays ROUGH DRAFT CONFESSIONS: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway, and the curator of the fab YYC Queer Writers anthologies Queer Christmas in Cowtown and Screw Chocolate. Coming in 2019: Once Upon A Queer Summer Night's in Cowtown.

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