Tuesday, January 17, 2017

What I'm Reading: MATING IN CAPTIVITY



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Hey y'all! Something I've been kicking around for a while is a virtual read along. I love to read and I always appreciate it when a blog I read posts about books they're reading...and then I thought it would be cool to post it before I read it, in case you wanted to read it at the same time. I'll start a discussion by writing a post about it, people can join in, and we can have some "me too's" and maybe some "whoa really's?". 

I started with this because sex and intimacy is my biggest thing I am working through. It has taken me years to get to a point where I can actually almost talk about it and almost not feel like I should probably find the nearest rock and crawl under it. In other words that tiny little s-e-x word is HUGE for me- I have a ton of stuff around it: my body, my freedom, my violations- but what I don't have is a clear intelligence about my own self as a sexual being, how sobriety has changed my sex life, and what all that even means. In talking with others I've learned that I am definitely not on my own when it comes to this subject.

So let's read THIS BOOK and then talk about..(moving rock)...sex.

6 comments:

  1. *looks at shoes and shuffles feet* Me too re untangling some still present somatic 'stuff' .... I have couple of library books (OMG read Pete Walker's The Tao of Fully Feelinga !) I need to read before end of Jan but if you can wait until after then I'm in :) xx

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    1. No rush. We can always check in any time you're reading or finished. :) xoxo

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  2. I LOVE this idea, a virtual bookclub! I just placed my request for the book. Your posts always inspire me. Thanks, Christine

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    1. Cool! I'm curious to hear what you think. xoxo

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    2. Ok, so I started reading the book and so far am a little disappointed that it is so focused on the pitfalls of monogamous sex and the cerebral rather than the physical. The title which includes unlocking erotic intelligence made me think it would have more recommendations on how to tap into yours and your partners innate sexuality. I'll keep reading though...

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    3. I am enjoying it. The part I found interesting in the first part was intimacy vs closeness- and how we need distance for intimacy and desire.

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