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Running head: PERSPECTIVES SEXUALITY 1 Perspectives of Sexuality Andria Morales Ewing Liberty University
PERSPECTIVES OF SEXUALITY 2 Abstract A healthy sexuality life and relationship is significant in an adult’s overall health and wholeness of well-being. Intimacy, i.e. feelings of emotional connectedness and closeness with another person, is essential for a healthy life. Intimacy helps a person or partners to strengthen their connection as well as making them feel secure with each other. Also, being intimate helps one attain high levels of higher self-esteem. An individual in an intimate relationship is more likely to adopt safer behaviors as compared to one who is not in close connection with others. The paper further explains the essence of abstaining from premarital sex, and they include avoidance of STDs, fears of pregnancy and also for the attainment of psychological health. Healthy sexuality is 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 that would determine if someone is practicing healthy sexuality and they include good communication, self-esteem and being aware of one’s body integrity. Lastly, the paper has addressed the various steps that couples should take to improve intimacy in their relationship.
PERSPECTIVES OF SEXUALITY 3 Introduction A healthy sex life, as well as relationship, is a significant parts of an adult’s overall health and wholeness well-being. The World Health Organization defines sexual health as a state of emotional, physical, mental, and social well-being as it pertains to sexuality, and it is not entirely the absence of a dysfunction, infirmity or disease. Particular elements constitute a healthy sexuality, and the paper addresses the pertinent ways in which healthy sexuality enables individuals to attain wholeness and well-being. Intimacy and Individual Well-being Intimacy 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 other types of social ties. There is the need to learn that intimacy is learned about from relationships that surround us, especially the intimate connection within our families. A significant risk that individuals ought to take as a prerequisite to true intimacy with others is the willingness to take emotional risks upon sharing their personal stories and details. Nonetheless, it is worth noting that emotional intimacy is not guaranteed in sexually intimate relationships since people who are sexually involved may still choose not to or else be unable to share their emotions. Sometimes, it

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