Everything tends to inspire me. It could be a song, a color, a great novel, the scent of a man, the way water feels against my skin....and especially a wonderful, provocative or inspiring quote. If it pleases you, enjoy some of my favorites quotes on sensuality, sexuality, eroticism, pleasure and desire.
Some people underestimate how EROTIC it is to be understood. ~ Mary Rakow in The Memory Room
SEXUAL energy is the primal and creative energy of the universe. ~ Deepak Chopra
I hunger to commit the act of TOUCH. ~ Margaret Atwood in The Handmaid’s Tale
SEXUALITY is the soul of the creative process and that EROTIC expression of any kind is a personal revolution. ~ Susie Bright in Full Exposure
The smartest thing to say to yourself when you encounter a style of SEXUALITY unknown to you–which may be frightening, offensive, or unimaginable–is to whisper a variation on this theme, ‘Let them who are without desire cast the first stone.’ ~ Susie Bright
You can love without fucking, but I don’t think anyone fucks without EROTIC tenderness, anxiety, and sense of wonder. If erotic life is more than carnality, then it doesn’t matter whether you’re a porn star or a virgin; your erotic comprehension is about being alive and feeling something that makes you bigger than the sometimes ugly circumstances of our existence would ever let us believe. ~ Susie Bright
SEXUAL intercourse can be a sacrament and a means of spiritual transformation. ~ Michelle Pauli in Sex with Spirit
I work hard to own my sexuality and believe it is mine to share (or not share) with whomever I please. Women like me are often considered loose or whores. My lack of modesty, and the p[easure I take in being a SENSUAL woman, gets misinterpreted as a lack of self-respect or worse yet, a lack of respect for others. Americans have given women very little space to explore and unleash their sexuality without fear of being judged. And this is quite deliberate. Female sexuality is the seat of every woman’s power. It is wrapped up in her ability to create, to give birth, and to give life. And it resides in her body. ~ Claire Griffin Sterrett in The Pole Story ~ Essays On the Power of Erotic Dance
Put away your pointless taboos and restrictions on SEXUAL energy – rather help others to truly understand its wonder, and to channel it properly. ~ Neale Donald Walsh
Human SEXUALITY does not easily support the current model for a lifelong, monogamous arrangement. Somewhere along the line, society has confused our desire to merge and procreate with our need to possess. Animals are driven to possess, but generally during the mating season. Few animals mate for life. ~ T.S. Valenzuela in The Pleasure Manifesto
To deny our IMPULSES is to deny the very thing that makes us human. ~ Mouse in The Matrix
SEXUALITY is one of the ways that we become enlightened, actually, because it leads us to self-knowledge. ~ Alice Walker
We need a new understanding of ourselves, based not on pulpit proclamations or feel-good Hollywood fantasies, but on a bold and unashamed assessment of the plentiful scientific data that illuminate the true origins and nature of human SEXUALITY. ~ Christopher Ryan
We tend to think of the erotic as an easy, tantalizing sexual arousal. I speak of the EROTIC as the deepest life force, a force which moves us toward living in a fundamental way. ~ Audre Lorde
SEX and religion are closer to each other than either might prefer. ~ Thomas Moore
I don’t care how much sex anyone has, how often they do it, or who they do it with. I’m much more interested in the consent, PLEASURE, and well-being of the participants and the people affected by it. I respect women who are asexual, celibate, monogamous, multi-partnered, or have had more partners than they can recall. I respect women who only have sex after a commitment to monogamy and those who have sex with someone within minutes of meeting them. I respect women who have transactional sex, women who have sex for love, or for any other reason. I know that all of these categories are permeable and that many women move from one to another. And I know that any of these decisions can be made from a place of personal power, choice, and authenticity, as well as from a place of coercion, shame, and dis-empowerment. ~ Charlie Glickman
Female SEXUAL PLEASURE, rightly understood, is not just about sexuality or just about pleasure. It serves also, as a medium of female knowledge, and hopefulness; female creativity and courage; female focus and initiative; female bliss and transcendence; and as medium of a sensibility that feels very much like freedom. To understand the vagina properly is to realize that it is not only coexistence with the female brain, but is also, essentially, a part of the female soul”. ~ Naomi Wolf
If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and SEXUALITY since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost. ~ Michel Foucault
If a man does not discover in his deepest being the same terrifying EMOTION before a naked woman as before the revelation of cosmic mystery, it is not a rite but a profane act. ~ Andre Nataf in Dictionary of the Occult re: Tantrism
The way to maintain one’s connection to the wild is to ask yourself what it is that you want. This is the sorting of the seed from the dirt. One of the most important discriminations we can make in this matter is the difference between things that beckon to us and things that call from our souls. Nowhere can this be seen more clearly than in the choice of mates and lovers. A lover cannot be chosen a la smorgasbord. A lover has to be chosen from soul-craving. To choose just because something mouthwatering stands before you will never satisfy the hunger of the soul-self. And that is what the intuition is for; it is the direct messenger of the soul. ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estés
What are your favorite quotes on sex, sense and the erotic?
Sheena LaShay is a Wild Magical Woman, Intellectual Sensual Shaman, and Creative Artist. She writes for SheenaLaShay.com, Owning Pink, Verizon Wireless, Bodybinds and is the Co-President of the Pole Dancing Bloggers Association.
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