We all love and seek to be loved. This is universally evident in humans and in other species alike.
A life well lived includes intimate relationships, where we get to know others on a deeply emotional level. Many of these intimate relationships also become passionate relationships, where we get to know each other on a sexual level.
Who’s to say what these passionate relationships should look like? And who’s to say how we should feel about the passionate relationships in which others choose to participate?
In societies across the globe we, as Homo sapiens, have outlined what is culturally and socially acceptable from a sexuality perspective. Unfortunately, these outlines tend to leave some percentage of the population on the outside of our acceptable norms, looking in with loneliness and fear.
“I suppose that a lifetime spent hiding one’s erotic truth could have a cumulative renunciatory effect. Sexual shame is in itself a kind of death.” ―Alison Bechdel
As beings who are cognizant of our own consciousness, we have the power to rationally decide which constructs to adopt or apply to our lives.
Does the construct we choose to adopt have to leave some percentage of our species on the outside looking in?
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