|Willow (the_willow) wrote,|
@ 2011-08-24 15:36:00
Chewing On Thoughts
Mostly inspired by a link via Kaz: Lavvyan: Sexuality It Doesn't Work That Way. This may seem like a fundamental and simple question. But well, reading some things I find myself confused and needing some input: What is Sexual Attraction?
I think I know what romantic attraction might be. Enough so I can stick a pin in it for now - given that having people writing about asexuality or talking about it in my general net vincinity for the past 5 or so years led to me going "Oh, sexuality and romance aren't/don't have to be linked."
Actually I think I have a two part question: What Is Sexual Attraction & How Is It Different From Sexual Arousal?
I'm guessing this is some 101 type stuff. But, I have read enough to know that trying to research that over the net could get me into some very scary, shaming, confused places. So... input would be nice. The more starting data I have, the more I can wrap my hands around the question, enough to try and hunt down an answer.
ETA: **head tilt** Is Sexual Attraction the piece that leads to objectification? Ok, I realize I can get this stuff theoretically. But more personally/locally - the whole lusting after the bare assess of various actors (m & f).