4.2.5 Sexual and Emotional Attraction Codes

Sexual and emotional attraction codes represent what attracts and arouses a person. They refer to physical attributes and the person of the other. They also include objects, scenarios, etc. Attraction codes allow for a more precise evaluation of a person’s sexual orientation than categories like “homosexual”, “heterosexual”, etc.. We distinguish attraction codes on the levels of reality, fantasies and dreams.
A person can be disposed to a wide and variable spectrum of attraction codes. Sometimes they are restricted, and then a person’s arousability is limited to certain body parts, objects or scenarios. Attraction codes are influenced by physical perceptions and by arousal modes. They can become restricted or broaden throughout a lifetime and are always accessible to learning processes and therapy.