Don Shewey - Healing Through Pleasure

Don Shewey is a writer, therapist, and pleasure activist who joined us at Sessions Live 2019 to talk about "Healing Through Pleasure," which was about the issues that men bring to a sex therapist. This article originally appeared at

To find out more about Don's work and upcoming projects and events, visit

I had the pleasure of participating in “Sessions Live 2019: In Search of Eros,” an all-day gathering convened and hosted by Esther Perel, who’s probably the most famous sex-and-relationship therapist in the world right now. Her books (Mating in Captivity and The State of Affairs) and her TED talks (on desire and infidelity) have acquired a passionate following worldwide, as evidenced by the sold-out crowd of 400 who showed for the live event on November 9,2019 in midtown Manhattan (many of whom flew in from other countries), and the 1200 people viewing at home via Livestream.

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