Me: Maybe “I love you” is a snuggle with words.
Him: Maybe a snuggle is “I love you” with hands and body and stuff.
…and I get to wake up to this sort of thing all the time
I feel like this can apply to anyone. Whether you’re saving your first time for marriage or you’re simply waiting til it’s right for you and your parter I don’t think sex means loss. I think the concept of “losing” a piece of you is harmful to peoples’ minds. Like you’re less of a person because of having sex? Anyways, sexual debut is kind of an awesome term.
It is not entirely surprising, then, that some animal people, upon encountering their animal aspects, erroniously believe that their animals are to blame for their emotional responses. Animals, after all, have a reputation for passionate responses to threats, dangers, or hungers. Animals are seen as wild and free, and believed to do whatever they like, responding to everything by instinct. Having an “animal nature” can offer up a temptingly quick and simple explanation (or excuse) for one’s emotional actions.
I can look back now, of course, and realize that the bear was always there. She and I are one. I simply became more aware of her – and every other part of me – as I became angry. I chose the violent response to the situation, myself. The presence of the bear only meant that I clawed instead of punched and growled instead of yelled. I can easily imagine, then, that other animal people draw similar conclusions.” —Merf, Anger and the Animal-Person, 2006. (via liminalbeast)