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  • let's talk about sex
    salt-n-pepa, 1991

    It ruffled feathers at the time, but Salt-N-Pepa were clearly onto something. In 1991, it was seen as a song which promoted sex, to an audience not prepared to talk about it. So despite all these years, why are so many people still afraid to “talk about sex”? And not in a medical or reproductive sense, but from a pleasurable perspective.

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  • We ought to view ourselves with the same curiosity and openness with which we study a tree, the sky or a thought, because we too are linked to the entire universe.

    Henri Matisse
  • Many of us tell ourselves that "sex is not all that important to me," and then we immerse ourselves in substitutive activities. We plunge into all manner of heartless addictions or we become preoccupied with policing the sex lives of others. We even lose awareness of how disconnected we have become from our sensuality. We no longer recognise our own inhibition, nor do we see its roots in our unconscious shame and guilt.

    Dr Barnaby Barratt
  • It seems strange that you can understand information through your torso, but that’s the surprise - it doesn’t matter how signals find their way to the brain, we have these peripheral senses that we plug in, but here’s the thing, our eyes, our nose, our mouth, these are what we just inherit from our evolutionary past – it’s what we come to the table with. But we don’t have to stick with it! . . . In theory there is no limit to the new sensory expansion in that we can create.

    Dr David Eagleman
  • By experiencing touch based therapy actively, people can explore the emotional issues that arise and interact with the practitioner. They can use it as a tool for self directed care, and because of the manifestation of touch in the brain this approach leads to brain rewiring away from pain and toward soothing touch.

  • Theories about how couples should behave sexually are of little value and often do great harm by setting up unrealistic expectations and distracting the couple from the delicate adjustments, compromises, and inspirations that have the best chance of working.

    Jack Morin
  • Emotional states are not just abstract psychological experiences they are physiological correlates in the body.

    In Utero SBS
  • Words used by authorities and professionals have great power for good or ill. They can help us recognise our normalcy, and they can alienate us from our bodies. There’s a wide variety of normal when it comes to people’s anatomy and experience.

    Sheri Winston
  • What's unique about GAGA, (gaga is a movement language and pedagogy) is that were meant to listen to our bodies... that we must understand it. That we must go beyond our familiarly limits on a daily basis.

    Ohad Naharin
  • Mindfulness without appropriate appendant philosophy is a bit like a car without wheels. Sure, it’ll start up and make some sounds, and you can probably even use the air conditioner, but at the end of the day, you’re not going anywhere.

  • How easy it is for people to become trapped in their conceptual prisons. The human mind, in its desire to know, understand, and control, mistakes it's opinions and viewpoints for the truth.

    Eckhart Tolle