1. She desires. She knows that her ability to desire is powerful, a gift, & she knows that her capacity to desire is limitless. She is in communion with her desires on an hourly basis. She uses what she desires as a compass toward self-discovery, self-sovereignty, & self-care.
2. She is sensual; that is, she fully inhabits her body. She is tuned into all of her senses, especially her intuition, & she can pinpoint (not necessarily with words) the emotions that course through her. She feels things on a deep level; she’ empathic. She is connected to her natural rhythms (& if you ask her how she does this, she’ll reply simply, “I listen.”). She takes up space—physically, energetically—without apology.
3. She is sexual, instinctually. Not just in the physical sense. No, she knows that sex isn’t the only way to play with & express sexual energy, & she infuses nearly everything she does with tasteful, mindful, totally embodied sexuality. She knows who she is as a sexual being; she knows what things turn her on, light her fire and makes her swoon. She has a close kinship with her genitals; she knows that that’s where her erotic power is the most potent. She never denies herself of what she sexually desires.
4. She is self-loving. She luxuriates in her reflection, she takes selfies, she celebrates her beingness. She goes easy on herself, is kind to herself. She knows her worth & doesn’t settle. She accepts herself as she is; she never apologizes for it. She is a fierce lover of her body—every curve, freckle, dimple, & scar. She wears things that make her feel beautiful.
5. She knows who she is and she knows what she wants, both inside & out of the bedroom. She has a keen sense of knowing about her (thanks to being connected to her natural rhythms & her intuition). She honors her quirks & nuances. She is humbly centered in her greatness.
6. She is spiritual. She sees sex as spiritual, because it is. When her body writhes in pleasure, she experiences the Divine. When her orgasm expands out from her, she becomes enlightened. And if you were to ask, she might say that sex is her religion. But not just sex. The sea is her religion. The wind is her religion, too. She has a special connection to the moon. She lights candles in ritual, she reads poetry from mystics, she practices divination, she creates little altars, she looks to the stars for insight—it’s all spiritual for her, for she is connected to all and all is connected to her.
7. She has an active, healthy, expansive erotic life. She makes love to her lover(s), she makes love to herself. She doesn’t allow her singlehood to take away the freedom & exquisiteness that comes with sexual expression. She masturbates. She finds pleasure in the thrill of seduction, of teasing, of revealing her body. She asks for what she wants. She knows what turns her on & is aware of her capacity to lust. She has created her own fluid definition of sexy. She uses orgasm as a form of medicine.
8. She is a feminist. She is sex positive. She creates a safe space for other sexual humans to blossom, play, & explore. She sees all beings as sexual & she celebrates that with them. And when others have disparaging words about her sexuality or her womanhood, she stands up for herself; she stands up for others. She calls people out when they say racist, sexist, misogynist, slut-shaming things. She uses her voice; she knows that it is powerful.
9. She uses juicy words to describe herself: voluptuous; effervescent; vivacious; zesty; sultry; sensuous; promiscuous. She’s reclaimed seemingly vulgar language so that she is free to express herself with words of her choosing, with words that resonate.
10. She is responsible—with her heart, with her body, & her mind. She shares the gift of her sacred sexuality only with those she deems worthy. She practices safe sex & routinely gets her women’s exams; she sees these things as expressions of self-love. When her body says No, she respects that no and she’s not afraid to hurt feelings in order to honor that No.
11. She is a survivor. She knows that the healing done in that realm is paramount to her maturing as a sexual being. She takes full responsibility for her healing and celebrates every single step she takes in that process. She goes easy on herself as she continues to courageously walk down that path.
12. She seeks out alone time. Actually, she sometimes prefers it, because she knows that in solitude, magic happens: she comes to know herself even more. She goes to lunch by herself with a book or her journal. She steals a few moments away in her day-to-day to reconnect with her spirit—to dance, to meditate, to play, to go inward. She doesn’t allow anything to get in the way of Me Time. She practically demands it.
13. She is open. She is true. She is genuine. She has her own boundaries. She is in flow. She is wild. She is a woman unto herself.
14. She lets her sensual/sexual, radiant light shine, for she knows that when others are illuminated and warmed by it, they will feel inspired to shine their own light too.

For Rosie

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