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Sensual Highlights for the Week of June 19, 2022

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

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June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month. At a time when gay and transgender people’s rights and freedoms are increasingly under attack, Sensual celebrates love, respect, freedom, tolerance, equality, and pride❣️ We always welcome essays and poetry with LGBTQ themes and voices, but this month, in particular, Sensual would love to showcase submissions that celebrate Pride. We look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Below are excerpts from some of our favorite submissions this week, but don’t forget to check out all of the terrific offerings on the main Sensual page as well, and also see what’s trending there.


Essays 🧠

Cheating and Personal Dignity by Zara Everly
I could not cheat on him. I often think about how while I cannot control the behaviors of others, I can control my own. I have control over my dignity.

So, I gathered up my courage and asked my husband for an open marriage. It wasn’t easy. I was scared.

The husband is the screamy-yelly type. A bit (a lot) of a hot head.

We Swapped With Our Longtime Friends by NickyD
Our friendship deepened, and I learned to trust him completely. He occasionally brought up the topic of us exploring together sexually, but I wasn’t sure if I felt that way about him. I was honest about that, and although he never stopped flirting, he also wasn’t pushy in a way that made me uncomfortable. Our friendship simply deepened.

Don’t Let ED (Erectile Dysfunction) Keep You From Satisfying Your Lover by Rhobeau
So let’s say performance anxiety has reared its ugly head, or that my lover happens to be amazing at oral and I’ve already had that big fat orgasm. She wants more. I’m soft but want more too. I have a need to please her so, what’s a man to do?

How Sex is My Calling by Lenerd Louw
For me, lovemaking is arguably the most stand-out experience humans can have, where we can experience such bliss, magic, and ecstasy no other area of life offers. It is here where we can, if we so wish, enjoy an incredibly deep connection to ourselves and our partner. It is here where I can get to know myself profoundly, while also meeting that which is much bigger than me — God, Void, Universe.

Dipping My Toes Into Pride by Elle Beau
I’ve tried at times in the past 7 years since I realized that I am pansexual to talk to people in my world about this. A few close friends are supportive, but what I’ve mostly experienced is that people don’t want to know. It rattles their perception, of both me and the world, for me to talk about having relationships and sexual connections with women — and so mostly I don’t talk about it. In many ways, it’s easier to just pass, and keep it to myself, but it’s also hiding a part of who I am for other people’s comfort, and I don’t really like that.

Poetry 🧝‍♀️

He Was Vegetarian and Polyamorous; Now He Eats Duck and Plays Mind Games by Anne Shark
But I take his silent cue, banished
to secrecy and subtlety. No direct words,
just intense eye contact, and now this game
in which I, stupidly, engage.

Euphoric Equilibrium; A Delicious Delirium by Barry Dawson Jr. IV
my sinews, my
into your pulse,

Spotlight that G-Spot by Ann Marie Steele
And the stage
director said
Let there be light
and Hail to the Queen

6 Hard Questions by Alloyce Lugoma
I’m I at liberty to lick, kiss …

“Uhh! You are addictive!”

… and finger your pussy?

You Can Leave All Your Clothes Off by Patrick M. Ohana
ou can leave all your clothes off when you laugh
Over the fact or the lie that life sucks
Underneath the veneer of a bar graph
Computed per your lustful DD cups



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