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native lovemap

One’s personal, unique and inalienable lovemap (the representation or template in the mind depicting sexual and erotic partners and/or activities).
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Money (1989) defines lovemap as "a developmental representation or template, synchronously functional in the mind and the brain, depicting the idealized lover, the idealized love affair, and the idealized program of sexuoerotic activity with that lover, projected in imagery and ideation, or in actual performance" (Money, 1989, p.
5) Sexologist John Money conceptualizes it as lovemap pathology--a developmental and psychosexual disorder resulting from deprivation in, or punishment for, normal sexual rehearsals in infancy and childhood and/or from childhood trauma or abuse that would impair love and love bonding.
They form our lovemap, a template which becomes built into our brains - and we all have one.