Learning to Make Love
Original title: Apprendre à faire l’amour
How should we be making love in the age of porn? The philosopher Alexandre Lacroix suggests an art of eroticism for our time.
The classic treatises on the erotic arts, like the Kama Sutra and The Tao of Sex, are outdated. Tied to cultural traditions unlike our own, they’re not very useful in practical terms. So the question is, how can we—without tipping into Puritanism—detach ourselves from the porn model that has contaminated our sexuality, in order to achieve higher-quality pleasure? In other words, in the 21st century, what would a truly satisfying and accomplished sexual relationship look like?
In order to find out, Alexandre Lacroix presents short chapters, each of which offers a lesson about one facet or aspect of making love. Neither straitlaced nor moralizing, he doesn’t try to elude anything, addressing issues like preliminaries, rhythm, force of habit, changing positions, making noise, and orgasm, but always from a philosophical point of view. Drawing both on his own experience and on the writings of the great thinkers about sexuality and love, he discourses on a new type of method. The art of eroticism for our time.
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