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A sensualist is a person devoted to giving and receiving sensual pleasure. Sensualists enjoy exploring their sensuality and the sensuality of others, reveling in pleasurable sensations, and learning from painful ones. Sensualists believe in experiencing and appreciating all five senses – touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing – to the greatest degree.
Some people believe that sensualists have a greater sensual awareness than the rest of the population. During foreplay they tend to enjoy activities which go beyond touch, such as smelling the armpits of a lover, licking and tasting their skin, and paying attention to all other sensual aspects of lovemaking.
They are more likely to enjoy a slow lovemaking session than a quickie. This is because sensualists prefer desire over fulfilment, so they are more concerned with the journey towards orgasm than the orgasm itself.
Despite their interest in bodily sensations, some say a sensualist’s greatest erogenous zone is the brain. For this reason, many sensualists enjoy writing and reading erotic poetry and prose to their partners. They also see the body as one large erogenous zone, and may have no need for sex toys, pornography, or other sex aids.
As senses are experienced in the moment, sensualists tend to focus on the present rather than dwelling on the past or looking too far into the future.