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Sexuality



The word “sexuality” can mean many things: here we use it to discuss sexual identity, orientation, boundaries, attitudes, and norms. Our sexuality—the sexual aspect of our nature—can be a strong part of our identity, but it carries a great weight of social expectations, stigmas, and labels, which can cause a lot of internal confusion, shame, or even despair when we don’t feel we identify or perform in the ways we are expected to. Sometimes we have difficulty even finding the right vocabulary to describe our sense of sexuality; other times we know very clearly how we want to define ourselves, but find others rejecting us for it. Finding a way to embrace our own sexuality is an essential part of living as our whole self.

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Still Going Strong: Sexuality in Older Adults - Tuuli Kukkonen - TEDxGuelphU

The importance of sexual expression in older adults remains a controversial topic despite the positive relationship between sexual functioning and quality of life across the lifespan. In this talk, Dr.

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Why Women Have Sex

Do women have sex simply to express love, experience pleasure, or reproduce? When clinical psychologist Cindy M. Meston and evolutionary psychologist David M.

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Release Shame With Vedic Sexuality

Human sexuality must be made less important than it is currently in spiritual circles. By denying it, hiding it, and suppressing it, we have made it far more important in a deviant sort of way.

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FindCenterSex is difficult; yes. But those tasks that have been entrusted to us are difficult; almost everything serious is difficult; and everything is serious.

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Bill Nye on Sexuality and Gender Spectrum

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Sexual Energy and Yoga

Introduces the concept of transmuting the physical, emotional, mental and psychic energies people normally disperse in sexual activity.

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Why It’s Never Too Late to Be a Lesbian

More and more women are discovering after years of marriage to men, and having had children, that they are lesbians. Were they always—or is sexuality more fluid?

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FindCenterSexual insecurity may be the primary reason men have sought physical, political, financial, intellectual, and religious advantage over women.

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Audre Lorde Reads Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power

Audre Lorde reads the essay “Uses of the Erotic: the Erotic as Power.” There are some ad-libs, but this reading is pretty faithful to the final text, which can be found in Lorde’s essay collection Sister Outsider, among other anthologies. One of the most important essays of the 20th century.

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Sexuality and the Psychology of Love

Freud's discovery of the preeminent role of sex in creating neuroses resulted in theories that changed the thinking of the world. He was a champion of greater sexual understanding in a society that only whispered the words he used out loud.

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