In turn, body self-consciousness and negative and nonerotic
cognitions are associated with lower sexual satisfaction and poorer sexual functioning (Dove & Wiederman, 2000; Meana & Nunnink, 2006; Purdon & Watson, 2011).
In Caprice, Firbank also specifically plays with the nonerotic
cross-sex attraction of queer characters through engaging the cross-dressing traditions of the British theater.
There is something deeply sober and nonerotic
about Socrates, and this is precisely what Alcibiades finds so bewildering; so much so that he finds himself in the paradoxical situation of being at once enslaved and snake-bitten, while experiencing Socrates' every refusal as an abandonment or unacceptable rejection (216d6-9).
kinds of erotic and nonerotic
intimacy--same-sex, cross-class, and
Durana also noted that professional ethical guidelines about touch are not standardized and that a counselor must be aware of the potential harm caused by inappropriate nonerotic
This phenomenological study explored both faculty and student curricular experiences of nonerotic
touch in counseling.
permission to publish stories as long as they were nonerotic
and not for
Never was nudity so nonerotic
as this highly disciplined, superbly choreographed troupe has made it.
As one early ex-gay leader says, "The old hasn't passed away." They employ a grab bag of spiritual and psychological techniques: constant prayer, in which Christ is asked to "restore us at deep levels of shame and brokenness"; forging platonic friendships that will meet the need for same-sex love in nonerotic
ways; and modeling "masculinity." (At annual ex-gay conferences, women are likewise pushed to embrace their "femininity," through such ridiculousness as workshops on how to put on makeup and wear high heels.) However flawed these approaches may appear, they share the advantage of taking the emphasis away from repression and denial and placing it instead on healing.
Psychodynamic/analytic therapists endorse fewer nonerotic
behaviors as ethical than therapists of other theoretical orientations (Borys & Pope, 1989).
(3) In fact, in order to bolster clinicians' virtue, some have felt compelled to adduce spirituality and love (in nonsectarian and nonerotic
varieties) as paradigms for medical care.
In Between Men, she assumes that "homosocial," a word used to describe nonsexual or nonerotic
bonding between persons of the same sex, is sharply contrasted to "homosexual," a word usually used to describe same-sex genital activity.