Ever wonder where sex comes from? No, not just that. But the word. The word we use thousand of times, for thousands of things. Whether its out intent toward another, the way a certain shirt covers the body, a state of being, a feeling, a desire…so many options, so many variations, so many uses. Here, Susi Ferrarello Ph.D., gives us a quick look at the true history of where one of our favorite words, to express so much more than just a favorite past time, came from.
- “Sex”, sexus in Latin, comes in fact from the verb secare, “to divide or cut”, and is related to “section,” that which is divided. Latin used this word to point to the quality of being male or female in order to group population and make the census.
- It is so fascinating! In the Greek world Eros stands for Nature. Eros is that natural power that impinges on human existence and calls us to what our natural body needs in order to be in harmony with nature, or better, to be one with Nature.
- This word “sex” has traveled a long way, from the dusty office of sleepy bureaucrats all the way to the blood that flows in our human veins.
“This word “sex” has traveled a long way, from the dusty office of sleepy bureaucrats all the way to the blood that flows in our human veins.”