The Secret to Desire in a Long-term Relationship

Esther Perel’s intriguing 19 minute TED talk about desire, radiance, eroticism, and the poetics of sex in long-term relationships. In it, she talks about the commonalities of when people are most drawn to their partner and what comes from people answering the following prompts:

“I shut myself off when…”
“I turn off my desires when…”
“I wake up when…”
“I turn myself on when…”

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Proust

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