Let it be known that I really like Philly. Like, like-like. The friends I have there are the most genuine and open and loving that I’ve encountered and I truly admire and respect and adore them for that. That’s why when a couple of my close friends decided they wanted to organize a community discussion on sexuality* and self expression I fell that much more in like. I’d really love to tell you all about that event but first I’d like to step back. I want to explain why a couple of the fundamental concepts it assumed are important to me and how they have positively affected my life and relationships. I also hope to encourage you to start internalizing those concepts and start having interesting discussions with yourselves and with the people around you.
After talking with one of the organizers I found out that the main catalyst for starting the discussion was watching the following TEDTalk** by Esther Perel on desire (and, ultimately, sexual fulfillment) in long term relationships: