Charlotte Eriksson says you love and lose and bleed best you can…

“You read and write and sing and experience, thinking that one day these things will build the character you admire to live as. You love and lose and bleed best you can, to the extreme, hoping that one day the world will read you like the poem you want to be.”

– Charlotte Eriksson

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Sigmund Freud says out of your vulnerabilities…

“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.”

– Sigmund Freud

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Kristie Le Vangie says arousal begins with the mind…

“Arousal begins within the mind, then seeps out where fantasy propels physicality.”

– Kristie Le Vangie

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Esther Perel says eroticism in the home requires active engagement and willful intent…

“At the same time, eroticism in the home requires active engagement and willful intent. It is an ongoing resistance to the message that marriage is serious, more work than play; and that passion is for teenagers and the immature. We must unpack our ambivalence about pleasure, and challenge our pervasive discomfort with sexuality, particularly in the context of family. Complaining of sexual boredom is easy and conventional. Nurturing eroticism in the home is an act of open defiance.”

– Esther Perel, Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic + the Domestic

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John Updike says sex is like money…

“Sex is like money;
only too much is enough.”

– John Updike

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Alain de Botton says the more closely we analyze what we consider “sexy”…

“The more closely we analyze what we consider ‘sexy,’ the more clearly we will understand that eroticism is the feeling of excitement we experience at finding another human being who shares our values and our sense of the meaning of existence.”

– Alain de Botton

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Kristie Le Vangie says living erotically is…

“Living erotically is opening oneself up to nature– externally and within.”

– Kristie Le Vangie

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