Love without Sex
I’m doing a Philosophy paper on Asexuality. Please reblog if you think Love without Sex is possible! I really need the data. Like if you think love has to have sex.
Abelard and Heloise.
Older couples who aren’t into drugs.
Man I love tamora pierce but are you kidding, sex is what got them into the situation that made them immortally famous! I mean Abelard only had his DICK cut off after knocking Heloïse up and her letters even post separation after seventeen years or whatever are FULL of longing references:
In my case the pleasures of lovers that we shared have been too sweet—they can never displease me and can scarcely be banished from my thoughts. Wherever I turn they are always there before my eyes, bringing with them awakened longings and fantasies which will not even let me sleep. Even during the celebration of the mass, when our prayers should be purer, lewd visions of these pleasures take such a hold upon my unhappy soul that my thoughts are in their wantonness instead of prayers. I should be groaning over the sins I have committed, but I can only sigh for what I have lost. Everything we did and also the times and places are stamped on my heart along with your image, so that I live through it all again with you. Even in sleep I know no respite.
Heloïse, 2nd letter.
Abelard may have been castrated and desireless but Heloïse absolutely was not. She still loved him but sexual feelings were a huge part if her love.
She only contented herself with a platonic correspondence because that was all he would give her :(