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Sensual Highlights for the Week of June 26, 2022

Excerpts from some of our favorite submissions

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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.

Thank you to all the writers and readers who support this sex-positive community.

💋
Elle

Essays 🧠

We Will Never Understand Human Sexuality If We Only Study Twenty-Year-Olds by Danielle Loewen
Many people don’t entirely understand how science works, but we love it when something sounds official and seems to support our biases. ‘Oh, it’s not just me,’ can be comforting, but it can also be misleading.

What Is a Demisexual and Can I Have Two Please? by Trish Harkness
What I thought I’d get out of opening our marriage was relief from Hubs’ constant hunger for sex.

What I actually got was relief from my own self-imposed (and husband-facilitated) patriarchal notions of what a “good wife” does and how I didn’t measure up.

What that led to was a surprising release of all the natural, female, powerful sexuality that I’d been bottling up and protecting since effing puberty.

Connect With Your Cock by Lenerd Louw
Can you energetically feel your penis? Can you, without looking at it, without touching it, without contracting any muscles, just quietly sit and, by going inside, feel it? If you can’t — and most men can’t — then you are disconnected from your cock. Sounds serious? It is, but the good news is, that it’s easy to restore that connection.

Sometimes I find menstrual blood sexy — by Anne Shark
And yes, even the bed, if we aren’t too precious about the sheets, looks so hot with imprints of parts of our bodies; a deep, purple spot where we stayed for a while, locked in embrace.

It’s natural body paint, an art piece, created by lovemaking.

Poetry 🧝‍♀️

I Feel Sexy When… by Lindsay Soberano-Wilson
I feel sexy when I step and stay
in my power

I feel sexy when I invite and allow
the wind to caress me

Esoteric Lust by Patrick M. Ohana
A statue of a woman, especially if she is naked, may be spared in times of upheaval, unless men, pricks par excellence, become dumber than usual, or time chips away pieces of her grandeur.

Re-Conception by Jenny Starr✨
insatiable thirst
your cup within my reach
yearning to touch and to be touched
within your perfect spaces

Hold me after, say you still want me by Margaret Sitawa
Tonight when you put me down,
I’ll go up to heaven.
So babe’ turn me around
And let’s get naked.

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