The American ideal of sexuality appears to be rooted in the American ideal of masculinity. This idea has created cowboys and Indians, good guys and bad guys, punks and studs, tough guys and softies, butch and faggot, black and white. It is an ideal so paralytically infantile that it is virtually forbidden -- as an unpatriotic act -- that the American boy evolve into the complexity of manhood.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The fact that there are so many weak, poor and boring stories and novels written and published in America has been ascribed by our rebels to the horrible squareness of our institutions, the idiocy of power, the debasement of sexual instincts, and the failure of writers to be alienated enough. The poems and novels of these same rebellious spirits, and their theoretical statements, are grimy and gritty and very boring too, besides being nonsensical, and it is evident by now that polymorphous sexuality and vehement declarations of alienation are not going to produce great works of art either.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Much more than our other needs and endeavors, it is sexuality that puts us on an even footing with our kind: the more we practice it, the more we become like everyone else: it is in the performance of a reputedly bestial function that we prove our status as citizens: nothing is more public than the sexual act.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Understand that sexuality is as wide as the sea. Understand that your morality is not law. Understand that we are you. Understand that if we decide to have sex whether safe, safer, or unsafe, it is our decision and you have no rights in our lovemaking.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
“I just came into my own sexuality at thirty. I don't think it's something you can deeply experience at 18 or any time before that.”More [06/01/2006 12:06:00]
“Elektra is larger than life and wears her sexuality on her sleeve. So I was wearing clothes that were 100 per cent sexy. And just giving in to that.”More [09/12/2006 12:09:00]
You had very good English actors, but they certainly didn't have the male factor; the sexuality was definitely suspect.More [11/02/2006 12:11:00]
I just did not discuss my personal life, my sexuality with the media. That was my policy.More [11/08/2006 12:11:00]
My sexuality wasn't a secret; I definitely gave plenty to read between the lines and there was a lot of speculation. But coming out and going public (with my sexuality) was a process.More [11/08/2006 12:11:00]
“Just as there were excesses at the beginning -- the early feminists [tried] to rule out a lot of the sexuality and frivolity and, you know, they demonized Barbie and Cosmo girl in high heels and shopping and a lot of the fun stuff women like -- at the end, you know, they are equally sort of into conformity, but completely the opposite way,”More [11/16/2006 12:11:00]
At the time I was doing a lot of reading about the re-emergence of the goddess and I liked the idea of reuniting sexuality and religion - a religious figure who was also a sensual being.More [12/26/2006 12:12:00]
Clyde Martin: [re: sexuality chart] So what do you think you are now?
Alfred Kinsey: [nervously] Probably around a... 3
Clyde Martin: Have you ever done anything about it?
Alfred Kinsey: [shakes his head]
Clyde Martin: Would you like to?More [04/02/2007 12:04:00]
Reverend Shaw Moore: If our Lord wasn't testing us, how would you account for the proliferation, these days, of this obscene rock and roll music, with its gospel of easy sexuality and relaxed morality?More [11/15/2007 12:11:00]
Jack: Why do you think we love this boat so much?
Kate Burroughs: I don't know.
Jack: You know why?
Kate Burroughs: I knew it. He only asked us so that he could tell us his theory. Go ahead, sweetheart. Tell us why we love this boat so much.
Jack: Because it represents our primeval desire to control water. See? Now, think about it. All our beginnings are wet. Sloshing around in the womb. Baptism. The first life that came out of the warm soup of the ocean. You know?
Danny: [no interest] Mhmmm...
Kate Burroughs: Jack loves ideas. And he can do so much with them. I have seen him take one idea at a dinner party and bring the entire conversation to a complete halt.
Claudia Zimmer: [Nick comes out with clam dish] I love these! I have this insatiable desire to have dominance over the clams.
Jack: It so happens that Venus rose from the sea on a clam shell. Sexuality was born in wetness.
Claudia Zimmer: [laughing] It's easier that way!
Danny: I love that woman.More [11/24/2007 12:11:00]
That's a new skirt, isnt't it?
It is, Comrade VirĂˇg.
It's too short. Sexuality is the opiate of the decadent west.
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Penile erection was one of the many unsolved evolutionary mysteries surrounding sexuality. Every society had an elaborate subculture devoted to erotic stimulation. But nobody could quite determine how this...
[Consuella points to a diagram of a male penis and scrotum]
[Consuella points to a diagram of an erect penis and scrotum]
Of course, we all know the physical process involved, but not the link between stimulus and response. There seems to be a correlation with violence, with fear. Many hanged men died with an erection. You are all more or less aware of our intensive researches into this subject. Sexuality declined probably because we no longer needed to procreate. Eternals soon discovered that erection was impossible to achieve. And we are no longer victims of this violent, convulsive act which so debased women and betrayed men. This brutal
, like other primates living unselfconscious lives, is capable of spontaneous and reflexive erection. As part of May's studies of this creature, we're trying to find, once again, the link between erotic stimulation and erection. This experiment will measure autoerotic stimulation of the cortex, leading to erection.
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"This tasteless cover is a good indication of the lack of musical invention within. The musical growth of this band cannot even be charted. They are treading water in a sea of retarded sexuality and bad poetry."
That's just nitpicking, isn't it?
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What was that?
That (points eyes to the right) moment?
"What? What moment...?
...Are you gay?
As in happy?
As in homosexual...?
What does my sexuality have anything to do with this?
You just checked that guy out and had a 'moment'!
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[describing the typical sexuality of men] They're like animals; their whole lives revolve around their penises.
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Have you talked to Lorian yet? He's a good kid, maybe you should get to know him.
No, I haven't and he is not a kid, he's over 100 years old.
[laughs] Only in the expanse could I have a kid three times my age. Who would have thought, you and me, huh? Lorian says we're going to be married in a traditional Vulcan ceremony. It's gonna take me weeks to learn to pronounce the vows. You know where we are going to have our honeymoon? Cargo Bay Three! He says, "I'll fill it up with sand that we dug up from a passing asteroid". I'm even supposed to,
manufacture a palm tree.
It's ridiculous to assume that those events are going to happen. Hand me the flux coupler.
Aren't you at all curious about how you and I are supposed to end up together?
The fact that our counterparts marry doesn't mean we'll do the same.
You're afraid to admit that under the right circumstances, you could have feelings for me. Maybe you have them already.
I should've known this was a mistake.
Exploring human sexuality with you. You're obviously unable to have a physical relaionship without developing an emotional attachment.
You know, all the other women on board must have been taken, because I can't imagine any other reason why I would've married someone as stubborn as you.
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It was confessional, yet dishonest. Jane pretends to be horrified by the sexuality that she in fact fetishizes. She subsumes herself to the myth of black male potency, but then doesn't follow through. She thinks she 'respects Afro-Americans,' she thinks they're 'cool,' 'exotic,' what a notch he 'd make in her belt, but, of course, it all comes down to mandingo clichĂ©, and he calls her on it. In classic racist tradition she demonizes, then runs for cover. But then, how could she behave otherwise? She's just a spoiled suburban white girl with a Benneton rainbow complex. It's just my opinion, and what do I know... but I think it's a callow piece of writing.
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It is love rather than sexual lust or unbridled sexuality if, in addition to the need or want involved, there is also some impulse to give pleasure to the persons thus loved and not merely to use them for our own selfish pleasure.More [07/11/2011 07:07:07]
I define my sexuality in terms of the people that I love.More [07/27/2011 09:07:03]
I spent years growing up being told what my sexuality was.More [07/27/2011 09:07:16]
Obviously, in dealing with a relationship, sexuality has to be involved, and jealousy and emotions like that. And I don't know, I've always been intrigued by those emotions.More [08/04/2011 06:08:56]
I used to be told if I talked about my sexuality in any way that we wouldn't have a tennis tour.More [08/04/2011 01:08:30]
I think one's sexuality can be the center of life, and coming out and discovering your sexuality is something that really can define your existence.More [08/04/2011 03:08:28]
All men are homosexual, some turn straight. It must be very odd to be a straight man because your sexuality is hopelessly defensive. It's like an ideal of racial purity.More [08/07/2011 04:08:55]
There is no sexuality that is greater or lesser than another.More [08/24/2011 04:08:11]
Young people discovering their sexuality must know they walk with a strong tradition and that they are not alone. They have a right to information without being pressured.More [08/24/2011 04:08:34]
Other people's perspective, just seeing the sexy image, might be that I take my sexuality very seriously. But I really don't. I like being sexy. It's fun, and I have had a nice little career off it.More [09/10/2011 03:09:01]
I think anything that has to do with sexuality makes people very interested.More [09/20/2011 05:09:19]
There really is something raw about sexuality that's real and good and we must continue to learn to not be ashamed of it. But - we have to honor the reality of practicing safer sex.More [09/22/2011 11:09:56]
Stories about the ongoing dramas in our lives as we age are not being told because women find it difficult to be honest about what's going on - about, for example, our heightened sexuality as we age or about living in a society that only values youth.More [09/23/2011 09:09:40]
Because his basic idea that he got from the study of gall wasps is that everyone's sexuality is unique.More [10/03/2011 03:10:25]
At the heart of pornography is sexuality haunted by its own disappearance.More [10/11/2011 11:10:06]
A part of sexuality may go to research, and a much larger part must lead to aesthetic creation. The art of the future will, because of the very opportunities and materials it will have at its command, need an infinitely stronger formative impulse than it does now.More [10/14/2011 01:10:41]
Most of the students on the gender and sexuality courses are women.More [10/21/2011 09:10:58]
I never thought I'd be in a position where people would be talking about my sexuality and saying how good I look in underwear.More [11/12/2011 06:11:13]
Rock ‘n’ roll is sexuality personified,” says Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler at the end of the series’ final episode.More [03/06/2012 11:03:16]
A lot of [my] songs have a sexuality to them, a vibe to them. ... I call it sexy rock and roll.More [09/04/2012 09:09:38]
I always thought that I might retire from any form of sexuality by the age of 40 and just become a dignified older person.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I've always felt that sexuality is a really slippery thing. In this day and age, it tends to get categorized and labeled, and I think labels are for food. Canned food.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I can't really define it in sexual terms alone although our sexuality is so energizing why not enjoy it too?More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
We shouldn't feel restricted by our sexuality, and our sexuality doesn't have to be a cultural choice. That's an amazing variety of music within those five main performers.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
A lot of directors idealize their leading ladies or turn them into these objects of sexuality and beauty.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I feel by posing for Playboy I've discovered my own sexuality and beauty, and I feel more confident than ever.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
And I think my sexuality was heavily repressed by the church, by the, you know, the design of the mortal sins.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I'd always been a news junkie, always read lots of newspapers and watched the Sunday morning news shows on TV and felt strongly about issues of power, control, sexuality and race.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
If a person is homosexual by nature - that is, if one's sexuality is as intrinsic a part of one's identity as gender or skin color - then society can no more deny a gay person access to the secular rights and religious sacraments because of his homosexuality than it can reinstate Jim Crow.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Every teenager deals in his or her own sexuality and has to face it and figure out how it can coincide with the rest of their lives in a healthy manner. And try to navigate it in our modern society, which is wrought with stigma and taboo and repression, and sort of as a result, these inner monsters that some teenagers really struggle with.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
When women make their image about youth and sexuality, and not about intellect, that's kind of a dead-end road. So I think it's a combination of self-entrapment and entrapment by society.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
People in the States used to think that if girls were good at sports their sexuality would be affected.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
And I believe that public broadcasting has an important trust with the American people, it's an intimate medium of television, and that we can do reading and language development for young children without getting into human sexuality.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
There's an assault on human sexuality, as Judge Scalia said, they've taken sides in the culture war and on top of that if we have a democracy, the democratic processes should be that we can elect representatives who will share our point of view and vote those things into law.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
A woman may develop wrinkles and cellulite, lose her waistline, her bustline, her ability to bear a child, even her sense of humor, but none of that implies a loss of her sexuality, her femininityMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The ascetism of early Christianity, which turned its back on the world of the flesh, had degrenerated, in some quarters of the Church, into hatred of those who those who brought that flesh into being. Misogyny, the hatred of women, had become a strong element in medieval Christianity. Women who menstruate, and give birth, were identified with sexuality and therefore with evil. "All witchcraft stems from carnal lust, which is in women insatiable," stated the Malleus Maleficarum.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The best of our theater is standing on tiptoe, striving to see over the shoulders of father and mother. The worst is exploiting and wallowing in the self-pity of adolescence and obsessive keyhole sexuality. The way out, as the poet says, is always through.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In this society, the norm of masculinity is phallic aggression. Male sexuality is, by definition, intensely and rigidly phallic. A man's identity is located in his conception of himself as the possessor of a phallus; a man's worth is located in his pride in phallic identity. The main characteristic of phallic identity is that worth is entirely contingent on the possession of a phallus. Since men have no other criteria for worth, no other notion of identity, those who do not have phalluses are not recognized as fully huMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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