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Saffron Raymie
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Apart from survival sex, why is sex always emotional, even for people who say sex is not emotional for them?
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Heather
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I'm not sure why you're detaching emotions from survival sex, but the shortest answer is that we can't turn our brains off when we're engaging in sex just like we can't turn them off during anything else.

There's no part of life or living which doesn't involve emotions/feelings, and sex is no exception.

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Spunkmeyer
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for some people it isnt, many people happily engage in one night stands and casual relationships with, as they say, no strings attatched
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Heather
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However, that doesn't mean no one is feeling anything.

Not having certain kinds of commitment doesn't mean people no longer have feelings. And again, our brains are what drive our sexuality most, and we can't magically shut them off during sex. They're always part of the picture.

So, while we may not always be feeling the same things at one time as at another, or have the same depths of emotion, we're always feeling something. And if a person wasn't feeling anything at all with any kind of sex, they'd be pretty darn unlikely to bother.

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