At least for humans, this most basic of acts is anything but basic. As the pioneering sex researcher Alfred Kinsey put it, the only universal in human sexuality is variability itself. Within the universe of intimacy and pleasure that sex affords, however, there's a lot of room for error. From the behavior itself to our sexual identifications and associations, sex never fails to be a provocative topic. Most people are affected by sexual problems at some point in their lives and safety of the body and mind is always a concern. Though the global jury may remain hung over sex's moral and political implications, we can all come to at least one consensus: It's why we're alive today and it's the first thing future generations depend on.
It is possible to keep sexual excitement alive, even in the longest of long-term relationships. There are a variety of ways to cultivate the ability to engage in sexuality as a sacred practice in which our hearts and spirits as well as our bodies are stimulated and inspired. It is possible to extend the experience of the new and compelling aspects of sexuality far beyond the infatuation stages of relationship. Patterns in which habituated tendencies may have hardened or dulled the experiential edges of our sexual enthusiasm can be identified and resolved.
Unconscious patterns of resistance and hidden fears and anxieties may be the source of physical and emotional blocks to more deeply connected experiences. Exploring subjective associations with sexuality that may be interfering with our ability to surrender more fully to the experience of openness and vulnerability.