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We used to moralize; today we ...

We used to moralize; today we normalize, and performance anxiety is the secular version of our old religious guilt.

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When we seek the gaze of anoth...

When we seek the gaze of another, it isn't always our partner we're turning away from, but the person we have ourselves become.

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The very ingredients that nurt...

The very ingredients that nurture love - mutuality, reciprocity, protection, worry, responsibility for the other - are sometimes the very ingredients that stifle desire.

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What is the relationship betwe...

What is the relationship between love and desire? How do they relate, and how do they conflict? ... Therein lies the mystery of eroticism.

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Most of us will get turned on ...

Most of us will get turned on at night by the very same things that we will demonstrate against during the day - the erotic mind is not very politically correct.

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There is no neediness in desir...

There is no neediness in desire ... there is no caretaking in desire. Caretaking is mightily loving, [but] it's a powerful anti-aphrodisiac.

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In my community there were two...

In my community there were two groups of people, There were the ones who did not die and the ones who came back to life.

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Love is a vessel that contains...

Love is a vessel that contains both security and adventure, and commitment offers one of the great luxuries of life: time. Marriage is not the end of romance, it is the beginning.

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A #‎ peer relationship is ...

A #‎ peer relationship is one where the partners experience an affectionate, companionate coupledom.
They are friends. They are the product of the egalitarian model; they are good life partners, but are often less sexual.

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Today, we turn to one person t...

Today, we turn to one person to provide what an entire village once did: a sense of grounding, meaning, and continuity. At the same time, we expect our committed relationships to be romantic as well as emotionally and sexually fulfilling. Is it any wonder that so many relationships crumble under the weight of it all?

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Our partner's sexuality does n...

Our partner's sexuality does not belong to us. It isn't just for and about us, and we should not assume that it rightfully falls within our jurisdiction.

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We are afraid that our adult s...

We are afraid that our adult sexuality will somehow damage our kids, that it’s inappropriate or dangerous. But whom are we protecting? Children who see their primary caregivers at ease expressing their affection (discreetly, within appropriate boundaries) are more likely to embrace sexuality with the healthy combination of respect, responsibility, and curiosity it deserves. By censoring our sexuality, curbing our desires, or renouncing them altogether, we hand our inhibitions intact to the next generation.

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Trouble looms when monogamy is...

Trouble looms when monogamy is no longer a free expression of loyalty but a form of enforced compliance.

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Love rests on two pillars: sur...

Love rests on two pillars: surrender and autonomy. Our need for togetherness exists alongside our need for separateness.

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