Pheromones, Immunity, and the End of the Honeymoon
Emotional distance between lovers after orgasmic sex is not unusual. We have suggested that prolactin, a hormone that has many functions in the body, may be a chief culprit. ...Now it appears that another physiological mechanism may also help to create distance between lovers: pheromones. Pheromones are odorless chemicals emitted from the sweat glands. Animals use them to communicate continuously using a special organ in the nose, and there is growing evidence that humans do, too...
[From a Bulgarian visitor to the Forum] Lately I was thinking, "Actually what would happen if Humans were taught from their early childhood - trained in the methods of the sacred inner sexuality - the proper use of their libido, this energy, which in fact, influences every higher level in human behavior?" I think, the answer is: Humanity's whole way of perceiving, thinking, feeling and acting would inevitably change in virtually every domain. Sex impacts every one of us invisibly more than we think. And — here is the fatal gap — we do not really realize the link between our ability to love, to feel the beauty of life, to know our purpose as a human beings on that earth — and our sexual habits!
In my opinion the link between these two — SEX and LOVE — is not only direct; it is something more! They are ONE! Our libido is just a more tangible and condensed form of the Love. This is the very same Love that we feel in our lives, but because of our ignorance we lose it rapidly!
Here comes the question: why are we in this state, why have we lost this knowledge? Why do Humans live their lives in hormonal, emotional and mental misery? Maybe somebody is interested in keeping us in such a weak and ignorant position, so we can be more easily manipulated? I guess so. But this is outside of my present thought direction.
In practice, on the one hand we are in the unprofitable position of pioneers, who have to push their way through the piles of 'scientific' and social prejudices. But, on the other hand — we have the advantage to be the first, who are living at the proper time, when this well established, but temporally forgotten, knowledge insists upon being recovered! The epoch requires it! O.
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Our article "Love and Fear" was featured in the February "One World Heart Institute" newsletter.
Young love is from the earth, and late love is from heaven.
"Sacred Sex Quest"
Ever hear of something and have a deep knowing that it was just plain right? That was my reaction to the concept of sacred sexuality. It made perfect sense that two things I cherished — the desire for closer union with the Divine and intimacy with a mate — could be combined.
True, the concept of using sex differently - by avoiding climax - was certainly novel, but I regarded it as an intriguing experiment, which I then judged on its own merits. I found it protected my spiritual clarity and was also beneficial to my relationship, and, with much trial and error, I incorporated it into my unions.
This shift was easier because I didn't grow up hearing that sex was sinful. As a consequence, I felt no need to purify it or normalize it. Sex was enjoyable and natural before I learned of controlled intercourse, and enjoyable and natural after I made the change.
As I learned more, it seemed obvious that the neurochemistry of sex, with its roller coaster ride of hormones and neurotransmitters, was behind the various religious doctrines that condemned sex as sinful. After all, the hidden addictive cycle of sex does cause many people to take rash actions and manipulate others, or even use appalling force, while seeking relief for sexual frustration. ....
Others grew up heavily influenced by the unfortunate belief that sex itself is sinful. Worse yet, when they rejected the "sex is sinful" doctrine, they sometimes rocketed to the other end of the spectrum. Such people often counter their upbringing by focusing a lot of energy on sexual gratification — with or without the gloss of Tantric, or other, sacred sex terminology.
In the process, the preciousness of relationships is often overlooked, or even discounted as merely another misguided religious myth. The focus can easily narrow to the search for the perfect orgasm....