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A comprehensive framework for understanding human sexuality
Sexualityis an essential aspect of being human and contributes to the development of our identity throughout our lives. As a construct, sexuality is not easily defined. What do you think when you hearthe word sex? If “intercourse” is the first thing you think of, congratulations, you’re among the norm. Human sexuality, however, is far more than simply a physical thing. Although it canbe physical, it is also mental, emotional, relational, biological, spiritual,cultural, and psychological.
Question: Is Frigidity Real?
A little background about the word “FRIGID”
Before I get into whether the condition of frigidity is real or not, it’s important to inform that the word “frigidity” is an
outdated, sexist term. There was a
time in most world societies (not that long ago to be honest) that women were
more likely to be seen as domestic livestock, as being voiceless, powerless and
inherently inferior to men. Their
husbands and boyfriends expected them to demonstrate their appreciation for
everything a man provided for them, by enthusiastically, passionately having
sex with them whenever it was required.
There may be many paths toward the possible
truth in answering this series of questions. However, I feel it is important to
offer some concrete possibilities.
It is possible for both men and women to have sex with people that they
don’t love. One-night stands and
occasional hook-ups are a reality for many sexually active people throughout
the world. I’m not endorsing such
behavior, rather I’m simply acknowledging that it happens. I believe that the best sexual
experiences involve intimacy, trust, open communication and spiritual
connection; all of which are difficult to obtain in a one-night stand.
Even though there are very happy
men and women who do not have much interest in sex, I think that one’s sexual
satisfaction can be a very important factor in whether or not some people feel
happy with their romantic relationships; married or not. To directly answer your question, my opinion
is that some marriages do fail because one or both partners are unhappy with
their sex life. However, the reasons
behind such unhappiness can have a variety of sources, including past sexual
experiences, communication issues, and even the loss of sexual attraction
toward one’s partner.
someone who has spent the last 15 years with my partner Mindy, who I consider
my "true love" and soul-mate, I know for a fact that true love is as
real as it is common. When someone
says that they are looking for, or have found, their soul-mate, what they are
actually saying is that they've found someone whom they feel so intimately,
spiritually, and physically connected to, that they feel the only explanation
for having found such a "perfect" and complimentary partner, is
through some kind of divine or cosmic intervention.