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An unlikely pair of voices - the world's most recognizable beauty icon and "America's rabbi"- come together to diagnose how meaningful, passionate sex is on the decline in Western culture, and what is necessary to save it.
Sex is dying in America. Inundated with sex and starved for it, obsessed with it yet clueless about it, we are slowly forgetting how to make love. The crisis of modern sexuality is seen in high divorce rates, in the degradation of sexuality through pornography, and tasteless displays of empty, counterfeit erotica. Most of all, it's seen in sexless marriages and platonic relationships where cybersex has become more addictive than the real thing. Sex has become so trivialized, coarsened, and vulgarized that couples no longer feel its pull. The once powerful and irresistible magnetism of sex is being diluted and drained.
The authors propose replacing the sexual revolution from the 1960s with a new sensual revolution, a rediscovery of intimacy that encourages and ennobles human relationships, elevates healthy lust, and gets us from looking up from the glowing screens of our smartphones to the people around us, most especially the people we love the most.
Lust for Love embraces the idea that what our most important relationships need most is lust. It is necessary to rediscover what's sexy again, how to bring back romance, and to understand that in addition to love, we need lust to repair our unfulfilling sex lives and broken relationships. Lust for Love proposes a return to what lovemaking was always meant to be: a desire to know and experience another person in the deepest possible way.
"Opposites attract but they don't always agree as much as these provocative authors and their passionate call for sensuality and sex in marriage." (Mehmet Oz, MD, Professor of Surgery, Columbia University)
"The unlikely pairing of Pamela Anderson and Shmuley Boteach provides surprising power and insight. Any sense that one is there only to provide beauty and the other only wisdom quickly evaporates as together the authors not only explain but demonstrate how listening and respecting those unlike oneself is actually the sexiest thing around. I don't know that I'll ever see Ms. Anderson in tefillin and I know I don't need to see Rabbi Shmuley in the bright red one piece that got me through many dark times. But this book is more than stunt casting -- it's full of actionable advice." (Ken Kurson, former editor in chief, New York Observer)
"My dear friend Rabbi Shmuley and Pamela Anderson have written an electrifying book about how to bring lust and passion back into relationship and marriage. Passion is the electricity and the energy that we absorb from the universe making us feel fully alive and connected. However, it's secrets have largely remained hidden. It takes wisdom and insight to unearth them. Shmuley and Pamela have done an excellent job at revealing some of these profound mysteries that will transform your life and your relationships." (Uri Geller)
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Yikes. Where to begin?
Okay so let's start with the factual errors that abound with Judaism...
They state the Sabbath was invented to have one day without technology... not only did the Sabbath exist before any technology... the Sabbath has nothing to say on actual use of technology. eesh.
This error alone makes one wonder if the Rabbi actually participated in anyway shape or form in this book. This book reads like one long feminist rant of a woman who wrote this by herself without any male input anywhere.
Okay to the actual complaints of omission.
1. The problems feminism causes.
2. The fact that dating data now shows women only date the top 20% of men and women find a full 90% of men to be below average.
3. Women initiate divorce in 67% including our Author Pamela who just divorced a man after 7 days after he paid her debtors 250k.
These omissions are important because the book goes on to state men are 100% to blame for everything and they're the problem. It goes on to list endless female demands that are never ending and never fulfillable which leads one to wonder not only why no man should ever get married but should men even bother dating at all?
Add in the authors Hypocrisy when she goes on rants about porn when she made her entire fortune, career and fame off of her nudity in playboy. eesh. There are some hidden nuggets and the last few pages give some practical and actionable advice... but it's not worth the money and nothing could save this book from a dumpster fire.
This book represents a classical example of a woman who grew dating with every privilege under the sun. As a consequence, she has absolutely zero idea of modern dating or gender balancea since she has never experiences them herself. i feel so sorry for her sons.
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Good Information, Too much repetition
Yes, some would agree that it might be strange for an actress like Pamela Anderson and a religious advisor would come together to discuss relationships and sex. To be honest I don't think it's that crazy, she is just a person like everyone else, and so is he. While I appreciated the topics that were discussed, such as the importance of caring for one another, paying attention to each other's needs, and not saving sex for the end of the week because of other responsibilities, I felt that the authors worried too much about the taboo factor and had difficulty getting to the point. I found it annoying that they talked about their odd collaboration for so long. Those too immature to process the usefulness of the pairing need not pick up the book in the first place.