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Insatiable Wives was the first book to explore the unique and secretive world of wife-sharing. In this groundbreaking work, Dr. Ley explores why and how some men not only allow but encourage their wives to pursue sexual relationships with other men. Long before the term cuckold was a common word thrown around in the media, Ley explored the history and science of cuckolding. Filled with fascinating interviews of real-life couples, historical narratives, and biological and psychological research, Insatiable Wives remains the foundational scholarly work explaining the motivations and experiences of wives who sleep with other men.

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©2009, 2012 Rowman and Littlefield (P)2021 David Ley

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  • Long Island Reader
  • 17-01-22

A fascinating listen

A fascinating study, made all the more interesting by Rose Caraway's wonderful narration.

The books description describes it as the "foundational scholarly work explaining the motivations and experiences of wives who sleep with other men." I don't think I would go that far, but then again there hasn't (to my knowledge) been a great deal of non-fiction written on the subject. Perhaps due to the dearth of previous work, much of the book seems to have been researched on the internet in 2008 and 2009. The audio version includes a pdf of the footnote citations. I thought that some of the best parts of the book were the "interludes" provided by the author interspaced between the chapters. They provided first person interviews and anecdotes conducted between the author and the subjects. Many of those were fascinating, others frankly a bit depressing. There are all sorts of motivations for persons to embark on this lifestyle, and plenty of obstacles placed in front of it by society and other mores.

With that said, on the whole, it made for a fine listen, with my interest being held even though the drier parts by the narrator's skill and delivery. Maybe it's just me, but I would swear that Rose Caraway could make even a reading of the telephone book sound sexy!

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  • RSD
  • 21-12-21

Gloriously Adapted for Audio

Dr. Ley’s work nicely contrasts with other similar, well received anthropological studies on female sexuality, and has fueled great discussions amongst our friends. In addition, I’ve been a fan of Rose Caraway’s work for years now, and hearing her illuminate Dr. Ley’s work is a real treat.

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  • arlette park
  • 23-01-22

Cheap and gross. Inaccurate depictions.

Don't waste your time this book is awful and I wish I could get a refund. How does garbage like this get published.