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Passion and Sex: A Sacred Space


Envision a secluded beach where soft breezes caress silky white sand and topaz waves gently stroke the shore. Or picture a cozy mountain cabin laden with thick, luxurious rugs and aglow with the light of a warm fire. A romantic atmosphere can awaken the stirrings of passion and elevate lovemaking from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

Whether it's the honeymoon suite of a five-star hotel, or your own living room, create an environment devoted to romance, or a "sanctuary" — a space set aside that allows you and your mate or lover to explore a new dimension of sexual connection.

"A sanctuary protects you from the hubbub of the ordinary world," says sex therapist Margo Anand, author of "The Art of Sexual Ecstasy."

"It possesses distinct qualities that set it apart: silence, beauty, elegance, sensual delight. It engenders feelings of confidence and harmony and sets the stage for moments of special grace." Creating a sacred space for sex with a partner is an important means of ensuring a healthy, happy and enduring sexual relationship.


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