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Jul 05, 2006

Oh, So That Explains It

Sexual arousal, whether it involves romance or pure lust, is highest when there is a tension between the attraction pulling us toward the partner, and one or more barriers standing in the way.  The formula for hot sex is:

        Attraction + Obstacles = Excitement

-- Jack Morin, in the essay "The Four Cornerstones of Eroticism"

I reckon there's some sense to what he's saying, but it's far from complete.  Further, I wish he had used some word other than "tension".  So now that I think about it, why did I choose the quote?  Perhaps because it's brief and because it's the thing that caught my eye while flipping through the book that contains the essay.

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