Early messages about sensuality

After the hand massage, it can be helpful to journal or share with another person your answers to these sentence stems.

  • Mother gave me the sense that my body was…
  • Mother gave me the sense that sex was…
  • Mother gave me a view of men as…
  • Mother gave me the sense that love was…
  • When Mother touched or held me, I felt…
  • Father gave me the sense that my body was…
  • Father gave me the sense that sex was…
  • Father gave me a view of men as…
  • Father gave me the sense that love was…
  • One of the unspoken messages I got from Father about love was…
  • When my Father touched or held me, I felt…
  • I am becoming aware…
  • I am beginning to suspect…
  • If it turns out I don’t need my parent’s permission to be a sexual being…
  • If I were fully willing to own and experience my own sexuality…
  • If I were fully accepting of my own body…
  • If I were to admit how much I enjoy sex…
  • If I didn’t ever worry about my masculinity/femininity…

~ Harville Hendrix

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