Casual Sex and Self-Esteem
October 26, 2013
(This blog has some explicit thoughts and ideas. If you don’t want to go there with me today, just simply delete it or pass it by. But I felt like this needed to be addressed, especially when we think about the intricacy of the heart.)
Being gay tends to lead people to think that most of your life is about casual sex and impromptu sexual encounters. Though “tricks” happen with both heterosexual and gay people, random sexual encounters are more about the individual person than the proclivity toward any sexual persuasion.
I have known some gay man who go years without a sexual experience. I have known some who like an encounter weekly or even daily. I have known heterosexual men, both married and single, who walk into a room and look for the first woman who would most likely go home with him or, more likely, meet him in a janitor’s closet. Trust me, this is not about gay or straight.
However, I would say it is more a male issue than a female issue. Women tend to be less promiscuous on a whole, simply because they are the one in the more vulnerable place—they must be entered for intercourse to happen. Heterosexual men and Gay tops are more likely to be a little less caring about their vulnerable hearts and more caring about sowing their wild seeds. This makes sense when you look at who is in control.
This leads me to my tender point about spirituality and the translucent places of the heart that carry sexuality into a union, no matter if it’s just a one-night stand or a long-term relationship. Even the Christian (Mark 10:8) and Jewish (Genesis 2:24) bibles say that we become as “one flesh” when we unite sexually and intimately. If this is true, then our hearts merge as well. If our hearts merge, then a myriad of sexual encounters would cause our hearts to splinter. Psychological problems happen as a result.
People who have been sexually abused as children often try to squelch the feelings of abuse by repeating the abusive sexual behavior over and over, trying to make sense of it or exacting the behavior to get it right. But this never happens, unless they are in the arms of a securely attached individual who cares deeply. Unfortunately, the glue that would make an abused person whole often eludes them, because they look for their abusers in their mates.
I have worked with over a thousand sexually abused people in my twenty-five years of life coaching and hypnotherapy. They often come to me to quit smoking or for weight loss, because habits form when a person displaces self-esteem for sexual desire. They don’t love themselves enough to stop any kind of problematic habit leading to cancer, weight gain, or death. This kind of problem saddens me the most with clients. Leading someone to self-esteem and strength is not easy when every tape in their head is set for self-destruction.
If you let your self-esteem be a result of people finding you sexually attractive, there will always be a chance of that person going away or breaking up with you. So, if the attachment is about attraction and self-esteem, you will lose your power when that person inevitably goes away. That’s why the important steps to healthy relationship have nothing to do with sexuality. They have more to do with transparency and a deep commitment to protecting your very vulnerable heart. Lastly, we must find securely attached individuals to find safety for our hearts.
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