Look in the dictionary for a definition of sensuality, depending upon the version and maker, varying definitions exist. Ask any person to define sensuality, and still more interpretations.
Sensuality in it’s truest form is not to be confused with sex. Sensuality means to be aroused by things of beauty, luxury and refinement, to be aware of and explore the world, life and love with all the senses. To be sensual is to be aware of and appreciate the natural, ecstasy that can be found in the sensuous, passionate world of feeling, inhabited by poets, artists, song writers and dreamers. Being sensual brings to us a life felt through our senses, seen only in the world of spirit.
Sensuality is an acute awareness of what the senses perceive. This preoccupation or devotion to that which is smelled, felt, touched, heard, tasted, and seen has some bearing on how one experiences life. Studies have shown that people who are exceptionally sensual live for the moment and are not hung up on the future or the past. What is presently going on is enough to captures the sensual individual’s full attention. This is an excellent recipe for happiness. Sensual people enjoy experience itself, basking in actual acts rather than rushing through them to get at some possible or imaginary end. In sum, sensual persons take advantage of what life has to offer, living everyday as if it were their last.
Sensuality is, in essence, how in tune you are with your senses. Do you notice smells, textures, sounds? How sensual you are plays a key role in both your sex life and your overall ability to derive pleasure from life. Find out what the use of your senses implies about life and love with the Sensuality Test.
Fill in the questionnaire, responding as you truthfully would in such situations. If you have never been in one or more of the situations, respond as you most likely would. After finishing the Sensuality Test, you will receive a detailed, personalized interpretation of your score that includes diagrams, information on the test topic and tips. Take the Sensuality Test (will open in a new window).
BTW I scored 90% – What does your score mean?
“You are one sensual human being! Yours is a hedonistic attitude, and you deeply enjoy the sensual pleasures that life has to offer. Your senses are also inextricably linked to your emotions and certain sensual stimuli can evoke strong feelings. Therefore you tend to be emotionally passionate. Because you get so much pleasure from your senses, you are eager to experiment in life. This is positive since you can make great discoveries and experience a lot of pleasure. It is important, however, to keep yourself in check since people who delight is sensual pleasures are at a slightly increased risk for addictions (substance, sex, love, etc.). All in all, you have the innate ability to use your senses to enjoy what this life has to offer!”
Living a sensuous life, your world is enhanced by awareness. Appreciation and acceptance for who and what you are. A passion for life and love. Sensuality is a world that virtually weaves itself in a rich tapestry of beauty, of intense arousal and passion where even the simplest touch of a finger drawn lightly across the bare skin of a lover’s back in the early morning hour causes the lover to awaken filled with a heightened awareness. In their heightened states, the colors of the world are painted in more radiant, vivid hues; eyes are deeper, skin is creamier as the sun filtering through the drapes dances off their bodies. An exquisite luxurious feeling. Joy. That exultation of spirit, pleasure, passion and delight is yours. Joy leads to ecstasy.
Keep ecstasy in our lives and lovers will go through their days filled with joy – that never ending supply of excitement of the spirit that brightens their lives and fills them with delight. Feeling and being are the sublime part of a man and brings warmth, gentleness, relatedness and perception to sensuality. It is the divine feminine nature existing in both a man and a woman. Feeling is the art of having a value structure and a sense of meaning and belonging. Feeling is the part that brings love to us. Romance in a relationship allows us to touch the soul of a lover. Romance and ecstasy mixed, allows us to touch the heart and soul.
What person doesn’t love? It is the essence of life. Love. Such a wonderful, essential part of our beings. Without it we would wither and die. Romance, ecstasy, passion and ultimately, love, are so powerful a human drive they have kindled wars, created works of art, consoled the dying, driven kings to insanity and bankrupted nations. Love is the most important aspect of our lives, yet we spend our lives searching for it when a simple act of vulnerability toward our feeling nature will cause it to spring forward, catching us like a bird in flight.
It is that vital, intrinsic, pulse-beating passion within us, our feeling natures, sensuality, that gives us creativity and a sense of joy. Through our feelings we experience our purpose and the special, ecstatic moments in our lives. It is through our feelings that our lives are given meaning and worth. It is our romancing one another in loving, ecstatic ways that helps us to discover that we are all sensual beings.
Honorable mention to sulz.