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Sexuality, Spirituality and Alienation

  • Roger Horrocks

Abstract

Many approaches to sexuality tend to see sex as appetitive, that is, as some kind of bodily need or craving. Within such models, sex and sexuality are seen very much in materialist, or, one might even say, mechanistic, terms. For example, within Christianity, sex is often seen as part of the wretched life of the body, acting as a prison to the human soul, which yearns to take flight.

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Sexual Experience Premature Ejaculation Sexual Pleasure Spiritual Experience Sexual Passion 
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Notes

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© Roger Horrocks 1997

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