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The bittersweet beauty of unrequited love: Jesse Bering at TEDxMalibu

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Published on Feb 2, 2014

"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation," reads Henry David Thoreau's immortal line. This applies to our sexual lives as well, and in this talk, Jesse Bering explores how our lustful desires for those we cannot have quietly shapes us as individuals. Jesse Bering, Ph.D. is an author, psychologist and former director of the Institute of Cognition and Culture at Queen's University Belfast. He is the author of Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us.

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