Sometimes is it imbued with the thrill of conquest or the lure for the forbidden. Often it is driven by the thirsting desire for excitement and romance, to cover over the anxiety of our aloneness. And almost always, from our very core, there comes some desperate craving for acceptance, for love.
Yet the power of our sexual energy is in itself neither good nor bad. Far more important than the mere denial of fulfillment of desires, the clarity of our awareness determines whether our sexuality is a heaven or a hell."
Ezra Bayda from Saying Yes to Life (Even the Hard Parts)