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Running head: PERSPECTIVES SEXUALITY1Perspectives of SexualityAndria Morales EwingLiberty University
PERSPECTIVES OF SEXUALITY2Abstract A healthy sexuality life and relationship is significant in an adult’s overall health and wholenessof well-being. Intimacy, i.e. feelings of emotional connectedness and closeness with anotherperson, is essential for a healthy life. Intimacy helps a person or partners to strengthen theirconnection as well as making them feel secure with each other. Also, being intimate helps oneattain high levels of higher self-esteem. An individual in an intimate relationship is more likely toadopt safer behaviors as compared to one who is not in close connection with others. The paperfurther explains the essence of abstaining from premarital sex, and they include avoidance ofSTDs, fears of pregnancy and also for the attainment of psychological health. Healthy sexualityis founded on cultural, emotional, social, and physical traits, and it is determined by our values,feelings, attitudes, interactions as well as behaviors. The paper has also assessed factors thatwould determine if someone is practicing healthy sexuality and they include goodcommunication, self-esteem and being aware of one’s body integrity. Lastly, the paper hasaddressed the various steps that couples should take to improve intimacy in their relationship.
PERSPECTIVES OF SEXUALITY3Introduction A healthy sex life, as well as relationship, is a significant parts of an adult’s overall healthand wholeness well-being. The World Health Organization defines sexual health as a state ofemotional, physical, mental, and social well-being as it pertains to sexuality, and it is not entirelythe absence of a dysfunction, infirmity or disease. Particular elements constitute a healthysexuality, and the paper addresses the pertinent ways in which healthy sexuality enablesindividuals to attain wholeness and well-being. Intimacy and Individual Well-beingIntimacy entails feelings of emotional connectedness and closeness with another person,as well as the willingness to share one’s innermost feelings and thoughts with the other person.Intimate relationships are founded on attitudes of mutual trust, acceptance and most importantly,caring for each other. A significant and key part of our sexuality is our potential to be intimate,the ability to love, care for others as well as trust each other not only in sexual but also in othertypes of social ties. There is the need to learn that intimacy is learned about from relationshipsthat surround us, especially the intimate connection within our families. A significant risk thatindividuals ought to take as a prerequisite to true intimacy with others is the willingness to takeemotional risks upon sharing their personal stories and details. Nonetheless, it is worth notingthat emotional intimacy is not guaranteed in sexually intimate relationships since people who aresexually involved may still choose not to or else be unable to share their emotions. Sometimes, it