How well we enjoy our sensuality and physical pleasure is determined by many influences, not the least of which are our religious views, parental attitudes, and current laws on the books.
If we’ve grown to believe that pleasure in and of it self is sinful, we are less inclined to pursue it in the form of sensuality.
of limited or fearful thinking impacts the individual’s appreciation of
their sensory self, stunting its growth. The only sensory pleasure
that is celebrated taste, which
translates into overeating, and eventual obesity. Our sensual lives
should not just consist of the joy of eating, but the joy of the other
senses as well.
Outlawing information for the pursuit of joyful sexual activities between consenting adults is a denial of our natural ability for pleasure, joy and healing.
Our ability to enjoy our sexuality is the major difference between our desire for sex and the need of all other animals.
We indulge in our sensual and sexual appetites because it is good for us and it feels good, while purely instinctual animals breed for survival, not pleasure.
We have the choice to enjoy our sensuality.
Why does that embarrass us?
Responsible sexuality combined with sensuality and all its variations has undeniable benefits to the body’s immune system, as well as for mental health and psychological well-being.
For people to take responsibility for their own pleasure, they will have to first shake off the shackles of archaic notions of what God wants for us.
We’ll have to re-examine where our prejudices came from and relearn how to love ourselves and each other.
By taking this
step toward bravely representing our needs for satisfaction and acting
on them, we increase our chances for personal satisfaction dramatically.
For example, in some areas of the United States it is still illegal to participate in oral sex, anal sex or the use of vibrators.
We have to ask: Who passed those laws and who were they serving?.
When consenting adults enjoy the limitless range of their sexuality, laws should not place judgments on sexual techniques.
Oral sex in particular, is one of the greatest variations to our erotic pleasure that is humanly possible, and one that obviously separates us from other animals.
Were it reprehensible, it would not be growing in popularity.
Even today, puritanical and religious doctrines surround our sexual ethics, morals and laws.
Woven into the fabric of our society specific laws limit our sensory experience.
As long as these prejudices about pleasure are ‘on the books’, societal attitudes regarding sensuality will be severely restricted.
We are meant to grow as lovers of life.
That growth should not only be through our appreciation of food as the only socially acceptable pleasure of excess.
It seems that sensuality has gotten the worst reputation.
Our ancestors and their confusion on what God wants for us, has made us deny our sensuality and physical pleasure as one of our inherent abilities and natural gifts.
We are sensual, physical beings. Our body is covered with erogenous zones.
Obviously, we are meant for sensuality and physical pleasure.
If not, we wouldn’t have all of the apparatus to enjoy the pleasures of the flesh.
Our skin is the basis for our sensory appreciation of the world.
How we interpret the sensations is a personal determination of whether we will find it sensual or taboo.
The world is filled with such a great variety of possibilities for sensuality and physical pleasure. But it all begins in our imagination and personal history, and whether we will allow these possibilities as pleasures for ourselves.