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“Sexuality is a human instinct as natural as hunger or thirst.” ~ Alexandra Kollontai
Of course, it’s also directly connected to our fundamental instinct to survive. Sexual pleasure has traditionally been deemed a sin, by those who would control us - a perfect choice since it is so ubiquitous.
“It’s easy to take off your clothes and have sex, people do it all the time; but opening up your soul to someone, letting them into your spirit, thoughts, fears, future, hopes and dreams... that’s being naked.” ~ unknown
In addition to the need or want involved, in making love there is also the impulse to give pleasure to the other and not merely to use them for our own selfish pleasure. Sex appeal alone is therefore a poor basis for a happy relationship; sex only really comes alive when there is a marriage of souls, when pleasure is given and shared as part of a greater sharing, a complete openness.
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“This is just one little part of who I am and I’m not gonna let my sexuality define or confine me. It’s part of me, not all of me.” ~ Connor Franta
Damien Carrion said, “Sexuality is completely natural, however mainstream culture and society have falsely turned it into something considered to be controversial and perverse. We should not ever condemn, fear or distort any of the beautiful and sacred properties of Nature.”
“What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains.” ~ Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire
Follow the road mapped out by your heart. As George Michael said, “You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.”
“If you have an issue with homosexuality, then it comes down to your own fear and your own darkness.” ~ Tori Amos
Simone de Beauvoir said, “In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal is to be capable of loving a woman or a man - either, a human being - without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.”
“Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?” ~ Ernest Gaines
“Life is only complete when your loved ones know you. When they know your true feelings, when they know who and how you love. Life is simple when your secret is gone. Gone is the pain that lurks in the stomach at work, the pain from avoiding questions, and at last the pain from hiding such a deep secret,” says Robbie Rogers.
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Here’s some further reading on this theme...

Integrity in a Sexual Relationship - by Ayal Hurst

As with anything in life, I think the more we come to know who we are, the more we know who or what fits us. Certainly not everyone will attract or match us sexually - sometimes you can have a great lover, but he or she may be unsuitable for you emotionally, or lack other qualities you need and desire. Or, someone can be unattractive to us physically, but have many other qualities we appreciate. Continues...

The Spark of Love ~ by Peter Shepherd

For the body-mind's natural sexual response to function correctly, a relaxed state is necessary. The solution is better and more open communication between the couple, to let each other know how they are feeling and to have a mutual acceptance of the other without blame or recrimination. After all, that is what a loving relationship is about, and sex as an expression of love is far more exciting. Continues...

Sex and Awakening ~ by Mick Quinn

The sexual force can be daunting, destructive, and at times overwhelming. Even God was concerned about this one, and delivered the sixth commandment: Thou shalt not commit adultery. The sexual force is relentlessly requesting release into this dimension. The power and grace of the awakened potential is also seeking to enter our world. An awakened choice separates whether you align your destiny with the former or the latter. Continues...

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