Sexuality Quotes

 Our way is not soft grass, it's a mountain path with lots of rocks. But it goes upwards, forward, toward the sun.  
Author: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Nationality: American
b. 04 June 1928
  
 The only unnatural sexual act is that which you cannot perform. 
Author: Dr. Alfred Charles Kinsey
Nationality: American
b. 23 June 1894  - d. 25 August 1956
  
 When I was 15, I changed it legally. In retrospect, I think it was largely due to my struggle about being gay. Everything just didn't fit, and I was trying to find things I could identify myself with, and it started with my name. I picked Portia because I was a Shakespeare fan. De Rossi because I was Australian and I thought that an exotic Italian name would somehow suit me more than Amanda Rogers. When you live in Australia, Europe is so far away and so fascinating, so stylish and cultured and sophisticated.[ 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 It just obviously wasn't right for me. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 The homosexual community wants me to be gay. The heterosexual community wants me to be straight. Every writer thinks, I'm the journalist who's going to make him talk. I pray for them. I pray that they get a life and stop living mine! 
Author: Ricky Martin
Nationality: Puerto Rico
b. 24 December 1971
  
 I perceive the contemporary world as an open forum, where nothing is taboo except criminal activity. If I were gay, why not admit it? ... I am a normal man. I love women and sex. I am a real hot-blooded Puerto Rican, but I have never been attracted by sex with a man. 
Author: Ricky Martin
Nationality: Puerto Rico
b. 24 December 1971
  
 Everyone is their own kind of lesbian. To think there's a certain way to dress or present yourself in the world is just one more stereotype we have to fit into. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 I did a lot of fast talking as a youth; I was pretty good at it. I was never talked into it - I was always the one doing the talking. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 I didn't choose the fact that I was gay, but I did choose whether to live my life as a gay woman - that was the terrifying thing for me. Especially being a gay actress. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 I don't even like watching sex scenes in movies. I have a slight prudish side to me. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 I had a hell of a time convincing people I was gay - which was so annoying! 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 I have to be asked, I guess, but I love the idea of marriage. I think it's beautiful. I'm such a romantic, and I always have been. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 I justified it in so many ways. I had a very, very long and difficult struggle with my sexuality. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 I knew that I was gay, I knew it. I just couldn't see myself as a gay woman, even though that's where my heart was. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 I love being able to wear dresses and clothes that make me feel feminine and beautiful, and I love the fact that I don't have to all the time; I can wear a tank and jeans. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 I married him for a green card. We had a really great, caring relationship; it just obviously wasn't right for me. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 I ran into Ellen at a photo shoot. She took my breath away. That had never happened to me in my life. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 I really never stopped thinking about Ellen, because I just haven't felt that kind of energy with anyone in my life. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 I saw Ellen and my knees were weak. It was amazing. And it was very hard for me to get her out of my mind after that. Then when I saw her that night, we started talking, and that's that. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 I stumbled into acting and just loved it. I deferred law school-and I'm still deferred. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 I thought, I'm out in my life, that doesn't involve my public life. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 I try to be feminine, yet intellectual and smart at the same time. You don't see enough of that. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 I was very sexual from a very young age. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 I'm living by example by continuing on with my career and having a full, rich life, and I am incidentally gay. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 I've had so many interviews where the last question is, Are you gay? I had to find very creative ways to say that I was gay, but that I wasn't going to talk about it. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 If I was 14 and knew some gay people, I wouldn't nearly have had the struggle I had. Our world is definitely changing. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 If you've looked at all the glamour magazines lately, all the covers are actresses. If they are on those covers, they are going to try to emulate models. That's just the way it is. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 In high school I had sex with girls quite a few times. They were straight women who I convinced to jump in the sack with me. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 It sounds so trite, but my private life is mine. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 Just look at all the awards shows now. It has turned into a catwalk. You have to be wearing a certain designer, a certain dress, and everyone's critiquing. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 My feelings for Ellen overrode all of my fear about being out as a lesbian. I had to be with her, and I just figured I'd deal with the other stuff later. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 My sexuality is a part of me that I really like. But it's not the totality of me. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 People might find me attractive, but it's also my job to prove that I can be intelligent. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 Supermodels are over, and the new picture girl has become the television actress. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 The most important thing for me was to never, ever, ever deny it. But I didn't really have the courage to talk about it. I was thinking, The people who need to know I'm gay know. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 We must be able to inspire. That's my goal in acting. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 When I was 15, I changed my name legally. I think it was largely due to my struggle about being gay. Everything just didn't fit, and I was trying to find things I could identify myself with, and it started with my name. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 When I was anorexic it just seemed like I literally wanted to disappear. And now I would like to reappear. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 When I watched Ellen come out in '97, my jaw was on the floor. I thought, there are some people who break the doors down, hold them open, and some people who walk right through. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 When you have the paparazzi hiding in the bushes outside your home, the only thing you can control is how you respond publicly. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 You live with the fear people might find out. Then you actually have the courage to tell people and they go, I don't think you are gay. It's enough to drive you crazy. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 I was thinking, well, the people who need to know I'm gay know, and I'm somehow living by example by continuing on with my career and having a full, rich life, and I am incidentally gay, but it's not a big political platform. I justified it in so many ways. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 I wasn't that proud of it, but it was certainly a recognition for my self control. I definitely had some pretty amazing willpower to get down to 82 pounds. And that's what I was holding on it. I didn't think of anything else. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 The history of medicine proves that in so far as man seeks to know himself and face his whole nature, he has become free from bewildered fear, despondent shame, or arrant hypocrisy. As long as sex is dealt with in the current confusion of ignorance and sophistication, denial and indulgence, suppression and stimulation, punishment and exploitation, secrecy and display, it will be associated with a duplicity and indecency that lead neither to intellectual honesty nor human dignity. 
Author: Dr. Alfred Charles Kinsey
Nationality: American
b. 23 June 1894  - d. 25 August 1956
  
 Males do not represent two discrete populations, heterosexual and homosexual. The world is not to be divided into sheep and goats. Not all things are black nor all things white. It is a fundamental of taxonomy that nature rarely deals with discrete categories. Only the human mind invents categories and tries to force facts into separated pigeon-holes. The living world is a continuum in each and every one of its aspects. The sooner we learn this concerning human sexual behavior, the sooner we shall reach a sound understanding of the realities of sex. 
Author: Dr. Alfred Charles Kinsey
Nationality: American
b. 23 June 1894  - d. 25 August 1956
  
 The very general occurrence of the homosexual in ancient Greece, and its wide occurrence today in some cultures in which such activity is not taboo suggests that the capacity of an individual to respond erotically to any sort of stimulus, whether it is provided by another person of the same or opposite sex, is basic in the species. 
Author: Dr. Alfred Charles Kinsey
Nationality: American
b. 23 June 1894  - d. 25 August 1956
  
 There is an honesty in science which demands that the best means be used for the determination of truth. Certainly there are many sorts of truth in the universe, and many aspects of truth must be taken into account if man is to live most effectively in the social organization to which he belongs. But in regard to matter - the stuff of which both non-living materials and living organisms are made - scientists believe that there is no better way of obtaining information than that provided by human sense organs. No theory, no philosophy, no body of theology, no political expediency, no wishful thinking, can provide a satisfactory substitute for the observation of material objects and of the way in which they behave. 
Author: Dr. Alfred Charles Kinsey
Nationality: American
b. 23 June 1894  - d. 25 August 1956
  
 There is an honesty in science which leads to a certain acceptance of reality. There are some who, finding the ocean an impediment to the pursuit of their designs, try to ignore its existence. If they are unable to ignore it because of its size, they try to legislate it out of existence, or try to dry it up with a sponge. They insist that the latter operation would be possible if enough sponges were available, and if enough persons would wield them. There is no ocean of greater magnitude than the sexual function, and there are those who believe that we would do better if we ignored its existence, that we should not try to understand its material origins, and that if we sufficiently ignore it and mop at the flood of sexual activity with new laws, heavier penalties, more pronouncements, and greater intolerances, we may ultimately eliminate the reality.  
Author: Dr. Alfred Charles Kinsey
Nationality: American
b. 23 June 1894  - d. 25 August 1956
  
 The inherent physiologic capacity of an animal to respond to any sufficient stimulus seems, then, the basic explanation of the fact that some individuals respond to stimuli originating in other individuals of their own sex-and it appears to indicate that every individual could so respond if the opportunity offered and one were not conditioned against making such responses. There is no need of hypothesizing peculiar hormonal factors that make certain individuals especially liable to engage in homosexual activity, and we know of no data which prove the existence of hormonal factors. There are no sufficient data to show that specific hereditary factors are involved. Theories of childhood attachments to one or the other parent, theories of fixation at some infantile level of sexual development, interpretations of homosexuality as neurotic or psychopathic behavior or moral degeneracy, and other philosophic interpretations are not supported by scientific research, and are contrary to the specific data on our series of female and male histories. 
Author: Dr. Alfred Charles Kinsey
Nationality: American
b. 23 June 1894  - d. 25 August 1956
  
 The impression that infra-human mammals more or less confine themselves to heterosexual activities is a distortion of the fact which appears to have originated in a man-made philosophy, rather than in specific observations of mammalian behavior. Biologists and psychologists who have accepted the doctrine that the only natural function of sex is reproduction, have simply ignored the existence of sexual activity which is not reproductive. They have assumed that heterosexual responses are a part of of sexual activity represent "perversions" of the "normal instincts". Such interpretations are, however, mystical. They do not originate in our knowledge of the physiology of sexual response, and can be maintained only if one assumes that sexual function is in some fashion divorced from the physiologic processes which control other functions of the animal body. 
Author: Dr. Alfred Charles Kinsey
Nationality: American
b. 23 June 1894  - d. 25 August 1956
  
 The mammalian record thus confirms our statement that any animal which is not too strongly conditioned by some special sort of experience is capable of responding to any adequate stimulus. This is what we find in the more uninhibited segments of our human species, and this is what we find among young children who are not too rigorously restrained in their early sex play. Exclusive preferences and patterns of behavior, heterosexual or homosexual, come only with experience, or as a result of social pressures which tend to force an individual into an exclusive pattern of one or the other sort. Psychologists and psychiatrists, reflecting the mores of the culture in which they have been raised, have spent a good deal of time trying explain the origins of homosexual activity; but considering the physiology of sexual response and the mammalian backgrounds of human behavior, it is not so difficult to explain why a human animal does a particular thing sexually. It is more difficult to explain why each and every individual is not involved in every type of sexual activity. 
Author: Dr. Alfred Charles Kinsey
Nationality: American
b. 23 June 1894  - d. 25 August 1956
  
 I am not happy about that, but I know much better now and so does everyone who listens to my radio program. 
Author: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Nationality: American
b. 04 June 1928
  
 An orgasm is just a reflex, like a sneeze.  
Author: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Nationality: American
b. 04 June 1928
  
 Talking from morning to night about sex has helped my skiing, because I talk about movement, about looking good, about taking risks. 
Author: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Nationality: American
b. 04 June 1928
  
 The taste of chocolate is a sensual pleasure in itself, existing in the same world as sex. For myself, I can enjoy the wicked pleasure of chocolate entirely by myself. Furtiveness makes it better.  
Author: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Nationality: American
b. 04 June 1928
  
 Skiers make the best lovers because they don't sit in front of a television like couch potatoes. They take a risk and they wiggle their behinds. They also meet new people on the ski lift. 
Author: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Nationality: American
b. 04 June 1928
  
 A lesson taught with humor is a lesson retained. 
Author: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Nationality: American
b. 04 June 1928
  
 The biggest concern among men is still penis size. I tell them the vagina accommodates penises of all sizes. Then I tell them to go home, and, in the privacy of their own room, stand in front of a full-length mirror, bring themselves to full erection, and admire. You will never worry about penis size again because you won't be looking down upon it. You'll be looking at it from straight ahead. 
Author: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Nationality: American
b. 04 June 1928
  
 The principal concern for women is not having an orgasm. But a woman has to take responsibility for her own orgasms. 
Author: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Nationality: American
b. 04 June 1928
  
 It's up to the man to not be offended when she tells him what she needs. He shouldn't say, "I know that!" And he shouldn't say, "The woman that I had before you had ten orgasms without her telling me anything!". 
Author: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Nationality: American
b. 04 June 1928
  
 It's not a competition. No penis can duplicate the vibrations of the vibrator. And no vibrator can replace a penis. 
Author: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Nationality: American
b. 04 June 1928
  
 There will never be a day when there is no such thing as prostitution. Quote me: I would like to see prostitution legalized. 
Author: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Nationality: American
b. 04 June 1928
  
 The time has come when women should pay for a gigolo. Why should only rich men have young, beautiful women? Rich women should have young, beautiful men. 
Author: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Nationality: American
b. 04 June 1928
  
 In the Jewish tradition of the Bible it says, "Speak to her softly, so that she will want to engage in sexual activity." In today's world, there's a little bit of a danger in that people don't really talk to each other. You see couples walking in the street, each one of them texting someone else. That worries me. 
Author: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Nationality: American
b. 04 June 1928
  
 It's pornography for me only when it involves violence or children. 
Author: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Nationality: American
b. 04 June 1928
  
 I'm never embarrassed to say, "I don't know." 
Author: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Nationality: American
b. 04 June 1928
  
 Part of my success is because I'm very old-fashioned. 
Author: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Nationality: American
b. 04 June 1928
  
 Boredom is the biggest problem. The same position. Same day of the week. It becomes boring when you don't bring any added flowers home. 
Author: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Nationality: American
b. 04 June 1928
  
 Most people at one time or another - when they don't have a sexual relationship - masturbate. They should. But I don't want them to masturbate the whole day. Relieve the sexual tension, then go out and find a partner. 
Author: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Nationality: American
b. 04 June 1928
  
 I gave a talk in Egypt. There were 250 couples of the Muslim faith. The questions I got from them, about who should initiate, about premature ejaculation, about inability to obtain or maintain an erection, about sexual satisfaction of women, were the same questions that I get here. 
Author: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Nationality: American
b. 04 June 1928
  
 Testosterone levels are highest in the morning. 
Author: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Nationality: American
b. 04 June 1928
  
 Yes, I was trained as a sniper in the Israeli armed forces. This was after the Holocaust. I was a very good shooter. I once went with my grandson to a county fair where you shoot a water pistol at the clown's mouth. We came home with twelve stuffed animals and a goldfish. 
Author: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Nationality: American
b. 04 June 1928
  
 I don't like to see teenage men wearing very tight jeans. The sight of an erection belongs in the privacy of the bedroom, living room, or kitchen floor. 
Author: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Nationality: American
b. 04 June 1928
  
 I think that itís very important that we empower people to reject this kind of rampant sensuality. 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  




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