After the Affair - Chapter 8 - Sex Again Summary & Analysis

Janis Abrahms Spring
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Chapter 8 is the longest chapter in the text, nearing twice the average length, and focuses on helping "...you to pull your parents and the lover out from under the covers, warm up the space between you, and get sexually intimate again" (p. 192). Note that the chapter contains frequent and frank discussions about sexual intercourse and other sexual behaviors, and several of the biographies presented—particularly those with quotations—feature strong language. The chapter is curiously constructed by presenting a series of nineteen assumptions about sexual intercourse or sexual intimacy. Three of the assumptions are unique to the hurt partner, two of the assumptions are unique to the unfaithful partner, and fourteen of the assumptions are likely to be shared by both partners. Each assumption is presented as a concise summary and then explored in analytic...

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