Sexual Repression, Erotic Dreams and the Shadow Self

Posted by on April 10, 2016 in Conscious Living, Relationships & Sex with 6 Comments
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By Aletheia Luna |LonerWolf

Sex, sex, sex, sex, sex.

Hot sex, bad sex, loving sex, perverted sex, spiritual sex, sexy sex … let’s just put that word out there shall we? Let’s rip away the proverbial band-aid from a topic that is not only uncomfortable, but also a source of profound guilt, shame and insecurity to many of us.

Sexual repression is a major issue in our world. It was psychotherapist Sigmund Freud who once declared that sexual repression is the chief psychological problem that we face in society. And until this very day a large percentage of us struggle to enjoy and honor sex fully thanks to the centuries of religious dogma that have been ingrained into our psyches.


Today we will explore sexual repression, an issue which is often hidden away in the depths of our Shadow Selves. As you’ll discover, learning to explore and embrace your sexuality is vital in order to be a physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually balanced person.

Why Does SEX Make Us Feel So Uncomfortable?

Why is it that we are fine with watching characters on TV get shot, stabbed, decapitated and violently brutalized, but not fine with watching graphic scenes of sex? Why are we comfortable with buying our children video games that encourage killing sprees, but not comfortable with letting our children watch movies that have erotic BDSM scenes? Why do we expose and desensitize ourselves to one reality of life and not the other?

The answer lies in the way we have been conditioned by not only our parents, the media and society, but more importantly our religious institutions which have set the foundation in our society for what is valued, what is shunned, what is viewed as “right,” and what is perceived as “wrong.”

Sexual repression is the product of a mind that believes that sexuality and coitus is “wrong,” “dirty” or “immoral.” And if you’re like me, you’ve bought into these beliefs big time.

Depending on what religious environment you were raised in, you may have been taught beliefs such as, “Sex is impure, you should NOT have it until you’re married,” “If a man lies with another man as he lies with a woman, he is an abomination,” “Women who have sex with unmarried men are fornicators and whores,” “Masturbation is dirty and unnatural,” “God will punish the sexually impure.”

While some parts of the world have become more liberal (thanks Tinder), almost all of us have been subliminally and unconsciously affected by the centuries of stiff-lipped Religious ethics that have gone before us. These rigid and inhumane ideologies have encouraged us to repress and shun our sexuality.

Here are some quotes that perpetuate the belief that sex and sexuality is “evil,” “wrong” and something to be “controlled” and “corrected”:

Many women who do not dress modestly lead young men astray and spread adultery in society which increases earthquakes. – Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, Iranian cleric (1)

When the Christian majority takes over this country, there will be no satanic churches, no more free distribution of pornography, no more talk of rights for homosexuals. – Gary Potter, president of Catholics for Christian Political Action (2)

The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication – flog each of them with a hundred stripes: let not compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by Allah, if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day: and let a party of the Believers witness their punishment. – Surah 24:2 (3)

Sex education classes in our public schools are promoting incest. – Jimmy Swaggart, American Pastor (4)

READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE HERE AND 9 SIGNS THAT INDICATE YOU’RE EXPERIENCING SEXUAL REPRESSION….

 

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  1. 1694740597464330@facebook.com' Tạ Minh Khoa says:

    People were created to be loved, Things were created to be used. The reason the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used. Love Relationship Therapy

  2. 262250677452154@facebook.com' Paul Fallon says:

    Sigh…

  3. 259432724394417@facebook.com' Shibshankar Chakraborty says:
  4. 10204805381409229@facebook.com' Jocelyn J. Dungog says:

    People have different point of views. And are entitled of our own opinions. There were always a sanctity of marriage. But we should also respect what other people makes them happy in each of us.

  5. 481195588736890@facebook.com' Mike Greatorex says:

    they need to regain consciousness.what a load of bull.

  6. 1159621697394912@facebook.com' Helen Hughes says:

    Not in my homestead …. its not a problem. … love and let love … always xxx

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