For 20 years of my life I grew up in a fundamentalist non-denominational Christian family. I obediently attended church twice a day on Sunday. I prayed unceasingly, sang worship songs, gave money, and listened to the preachers. I witnessed the scandals. I heard the gossiping. I went to many mid-week bible studies, gave out religious […]
When was the last time you experienced a fierce throb burn in your loins and travel through your body like electricity? When did you last experience intense desire and passion consume you like wildfire? If you’re experiencing sexual repression your answer will probably be “once in a blue moon,” or perhaps even “NEVER.” Unfortunately, this […]
What if instead of an obstacle, sex was a pathway toward a spiritual life? Those of us who have been raised with religious backgrounds have often been taught that sexuality and spirituality are opposing forces, that you cannot be virtuous if you have sex because sex is a “sin” or is “unspiritual.” Prior to dogmatic ideologies, […]
I tend to make assumptions a lot, about everything and everyone. While I have mostly learned the hard way that most people don’t actually think, feel and reason the same way I do, I realized long ago that the tendency to make assumptions is a form of naivety that we are all born with to […]
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Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud, now known as the “father of psychology,” once proposed that the sexual drives and instincts of humans actually begin in childhood through a series of fixed stages. These stages are known as “psychosexual” as each phase represents a fixation of the libido on a different area of the body. When each […]