Sex is a physical capacity, but its exercise is determined by man’s mind—by
his choice of values, held consciously or subconsciously. To a rational man,
sex is an expression of self-esteem—a celebration of himself and of
existence. To the man who lacks self-esteem, sex is an attempt to fake it, to
acquire its momentary illusion.
Romantic love, in the full sense of the term, is an emotion possible only to
the man (or woman) of unbreached self-esteem: it is his response to his own
highest values in the person of another—an integrated response of mind and
body, of love and sexual desire. Such a man (or woman) is incapable of
experiencing a sexual desire divorced from spiritual values.