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How to Think More About Sex

Sage sex advice from a philosophical polymath

By Alain de Botton
22-minute read
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How to Think More About Sex by Alain de Botton

In How to Think More About Sex (2012), Alain de Botton dives into the strange and often uncomfortable world of sex. A nuanced reflection on the true meaning of sex and its place in our lives, these blinks are full of both insights into the psychology of desire and practical advice, such as how to maintain sexual interest within long-term relationships. Sex, de Botton ultimately concludes, will never be simple, but it can be enjoyable. All we need to do is think about it more.

  • Anyone who wants to understand their own sexual desires
  • Fans of Freudian psychology and would-be philosophers of sex
  • Anyone who’s ever felt sexually deprived or been stung by rejection

Alain de Botton is a thinker determined to bring philosophy into the heart of everyday life. The author of seven books on topics ranging from architecture to social anxiety, he is also the founder of the School of Life, an educational company that offers courses designed to help us lead fulfilling lives.

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