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A Guide To: An Erotic State of Mind

A Guide To: An Erotic State of Mind

  The concept of the erotic comes from the Greek word Eros, referring to the god of love. Eros symbolises a passion and desire for life and the living. Over the decades various scholars and dreamers have been inspired by the erotic and its potential to influence our lives.   In 1978, the feminist poet, Audre Lorde wrote the essay titled ‘Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power.’ The essay aimed to disentangle eroticism from its cultural misuse and instead praises it as a ‘resource [that lies] within each of us.’ Lorde goes on to explain how the erotic...

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Lovers Outing: Things Are Getting Steamy in Here

  Monthly Date Inspiration: The Bathhouse Bathhouses are known as a place to bathe, soak, wash, and sweat but can these settings offer more?   The act of bathing has been around since Greek and Roman times where the bathhouse was the epicentre for socialisation. In Japan, the bathhouse, while originating as a Buddhist practice, was a source of ritual for connection to oneself and those around them.   The link between these cultures and the way that they have utilised the act of bathing is to espouse a sense of community between bathers. The bathhouse was an institution for...

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