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.