Fainting Couch Feminists Episode Fifty-Three: Sex, Desire, and Power Moves: Lisa Taddeo On the Sex Lives of Ordinary Women

Interview by 
Mica Lemiski

Lisa Taddeo is an American journalist and writer who spent the last eight years of her life studying how women and men navigate desire. The product of her research is the highly-anticipated "Three Women," a book that follows the sex lives of three women: Maggie, an 18-year-old whose alleged relationship with her former teacher has nearly destroyed her life; Lina, a wife and mother whose passionless marriage has driven her into an affair with her former high school sweetheart; and Sloane, a restauranteur whose husband likes to watch her have sex with other people. In this episode, Mica chats with Lisa about what it was like to immerse herself in other peoples' lives for nearly a decade, what she's learned about how men and women navigate desire, and whether or not you should ever uproot your life for love.

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