May 31 2017 The Science of Passionate SexCategory: General     08:00AM   0

[INTRODUCTION: As a voracious sex geek, learner and researcher, I often encounter articles, videos, books, dictionaries, websites, audio clips, etc etc to add to my voluminous resrouce library.  Because I'm only an occasional writer myself yet desire to have a blog, I thought why not do as the Utne Reader (www.utne.com) does and focus my blog on showcasing a diverse range of resources about my favorite topics: sexuality, intimacy, gender, identity, relationships, Tantra, BDSM, emotional intelligence, healthy touch, sacred sexuality, sexual health, and more.  So here you go....xo Claire.]

THE SCIENCE OF PASSIONATE SEX: How to have hot sex, according to science

By Scott Barry Kaufman

There's nothing wrong with desiring sex. I'm extremely sex positive. Rather, I believe it's the obsessive focus on the pragmatics and mechanization of sex-- in isolation from the rest of the person-- that is making us actually less satisfied with sex. We aren't integrating our sexual desires into the totality of our being, and our whole selves are suffering as a result.

In a series of clever studies, Frédérick Philippe, Robert Vallerand, and colleagues studied a concept they refer to as harmonious sexual passion: passion for sex that is well integrated and in harmony with other aspects of the self, creating minimal conflict with other areas of life. Harmonious integration of ones sexual desires frees one up to fully engage and enjoy sexual activity in an open, spontaneous, and nondefensive manner. Items measuring harmonious sexual passion include: ..... KEEP READING HERE

 

From https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/the-science-of-passionate-sex/?WT.mc_id=SA_WR_20170726


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