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.
Barnaby Barratt, Sexual Health and Erotic Freedom
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, Secrets of the Brain
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, The Erotic Mind
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 – Women’s Anatomy of Arousal
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, Artistic Director