Not surprisingly, the brain plays a much larger role in de Botton’s suggestions than in your typical Cosmopolitan-type fare. But it’s not all grey matter. Sex is symbolically purifying, he notes, due to the unclean nature of what’s being entrusted to another person’s mouth.
In his typically cerebral and utterly human fashion, philosopher Alain de Botton tackles the subject of sex as part of a promotion for his book How To Think More About Sex. His suggestions are both more frank and revealing while also being a lot less nuts and bolts than the usual sort of advice one hears on the subject. —S