Your body needs to be held and to hold, to be touched and to touch.
Its deeper need is the need for genuine love. Every time you are able to go beyond the body’s need to be touched, you are bringing your body home.
Henri Nouwen, The Inner Voice of Love
A sex symbol becomes a thing.
I hate being a thing.
Marilyn Monroe, in An Uncommon Scold, by Abby Adams, 1989