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In everyday life we often use to identify the experience of “being in love” (“eros”) with the sexual desire – and the contrary.
In a way, we consider these two phenomena strongly interconnected and the one to be the cause of the other.
However, does sexual desire always need, in order to emerge, the experience of “being in love” (“eros”)?
Or, does eros means that there is always strong sexual desire underneath the so intense flood of emotions characterising anyone being in love?
Maybe sexual desire and eros are two experiences that intersect in several ways, yet,
they can be considered, in some sense, as autonomous clusters of needs, senses, and emotions?
Maybe sometimes we desire somebody else sexually even when not in love?
Maybe sometimes we teared apart by eros without sexual desire being so much central (“figural”) in our experience?
*** “The Hereticals” is a series of live videos that I do in fb and I upload also here, in my web-page, as well as in my channel in You Tube.
*** All of “The Hereticals” are on concepts that I think are horribly abused by internet, social media and pop-psychology (love, forgiveness, interconnectedness, positive thinking, the power of our thoughts, etc).
*** I do not claim at all that what I say about such concepts is any kind of “truth”, I only present my personal approach.
NOTE: All of “The Hereticals” are based on and refer directly or indirectly to the theory and philosophy underlying Gestalt therapy and especially its existential aspects.