Integrate Healthy Sexuality Into Life
“Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation. The other eight are unimportant.” — Henry Miller
Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 –– June 7, 1980) was an American novelist and painter. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms, developing a new sort of novel made up of autobiography, social criticism, philosophical reflection, surrealist free association and mysticism, one that is distinct always about and expressive of the real-life Henry Miller, and yet is also fictional. His works of this kind are Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn and Black Spring. Henry Miller also was known to write travel memoirs and essays of literary criticism and analysis.
It is good and healthy to laugh about sex – as long as the laughter is on the side of life. Sex, after all, is part of the life force, and if it is surrounded by caring and honesty, it leads to a joyous intensification of our relationship with others and with the world. Then sex, like laughter, integrates.
Too often, laughing about sex betrays uneasiness, shame, disgust, and the want to hurt. We talk about “dirty jokes” and consign sex to the bathroom. We split off sex from other feelings and surround it with taboos and rituals and mockery. Viewed in this way, sex isolates us.
We need to learn to talk about our sexuality in a proud and affirmative way. Talking and laughing in a group, or with a friend, or with a loved one, is one of the steps we take to bring sex into the open to take its place as part of the diversity of life. Own your sexuality. Talk about it without shame and claim it a vital part of life.
- Setting Healthy Boundaries (christophersmark.wordpress.com)
- Exploring Healthy Sexuality (christophersmark.wordpress.com)
- Let’s not talk about sex (guardian.co.uk)
Posted on January 21, 2011, in About Me, Boundaries, Gay, Gay Domestic Violence, Gay Relationship, Gay, Lesbian Bi-sexual, Transgendered, Queer [GLBTQ], Health, Homosexual, Inner Self, Intimacy, Life, Love, Mental Health, Opinions, Passion, People in your life, Personal Growth, Personality, Positive Attitude, Positive Thinking, Purpose of Life, Relationships, Self concept, Self Discovery, Self Will, Self-forgiveness, Self-improvement, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Shame and tagged Addiction, Advice, Black Spring, Bring Sex into the open, dirty jokes, disgust with sex, Gay, Gay Domestic Violence, Health, Henry Miller, Intimacy, Lesbian Bi-sexual, Love, Mental Health, mockery of sex, Opinions, Personal Growth, Queer [GLBTQ], Relationships, rituals of sex, Sex, Sex Addiction, Sex education, Sex is part of diverse part of life, Sex is vital part of life, Sexuality, shame around sex, taboos of sex, Transgendered, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Uneasiness around sex. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.