Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sensuality vs. Sexuality: Do You Know the Difference?

When I first decided to do this blog, I wanted it to encompass many aspects that young women like myself go through. When I thought about the title, I wanted it to be catchy yet have purpose and meaning. Then the word "sensuality" came to me. To be honest, my first thought was that sensuality and sexuality were somehow synonymous. As I researched further, I found out that I was mistaken. 

Sexuality, which is a common term, revolves around expression of sexual receptivity or interest especially when excessive according to Webster's Dictionary. Sexuality is everywhere. On our television sets, in our music, on our computer screens, it's everywhere. It shows in how we act (or don't act), in what we wear (or don't), and plenty of other ways that help shape us; to put it plainly, sexuality is blatant. Sensuality, however, is a bit more subtle than that. 

Sensuality of course involves the five senses (touching, hearing, seeing, tasting, smelling) but the difference is you're immersing yourself in your surroundings. Taking in what you're touching, hearing, seeing, tasting, or smelling. It could be soft touch from a loved one, the sight of of something beautiful, the sound of someone's laugh, etc. Like someone said, it's the simple things in life that mean the most. Those nuances can speak volumes and exude much more depth than sexuality ever can. 

Just listen to this song (one of my favorites) and you'll see exactly what I mean. Hope you now know the difference and take a sensual approach to life. Experience it, enjoy it. 

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