Sexual desire: It can make your limbs tremble, your breath come in short gasps, your knees wobble and your heart pound. It may, if you’re in a certain fortunate category, cause your clothes to be passionately torn off or your hips lustily gripped. It can also lead to more aggressive acts.
Although in my experience, desire often has gentler effects as well. In fact those effects are sometimes so gentle that one might overlook their source, or completely miss their connection to desire. For example, one might find oneself climbing a volcano on a rainy evening in an unfamiliar locale without understanding precisely why. Read the rest of this entry →