I did not know I was seduced, except in retrospect. Did you know? He was charming, but I knew it and resisted it. He got to me with purity, though, this psychoGAYguy.
Did you know there are many ways to seduce that are not obvious and not always romantic? Seducers aren't always "bad boys". They can also represent themselves as "saints" or "healers" or "helpers"; they can be a man or a woman who is indifferent to your gender, and it doesn't even have to be a romantic relationship. Some are charismatic, some are "wounded", or a melange. All make you feel a singular object of concern and care,so special.
And before you know it , you feel all warm and fuzzy (that's the power of charm), full of fire and desire -it doesn't matter what the object is- they give us dreams and for a while, reflect them. Meanwhile, your most cherished beliefs become challenges, and the awful dissonance creeps in and begins to settle.
But by then they have hard-wired you to them- as those words of grace and warm gesture and song, all great knowledge and spirit turn to sharp, convoluted sheaths of steel. You have learned to exist in a camp that concentrates only on them, for your heart, psyche, spirit, have become barb-wired.
Do you see your reflection?
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The Seductive Process
Phase One: Separation
Stirring Interest and Desire
2 Create a False Sense of Security-Approach Indirectly
3 Send Mixed Signals....
6 Master the Art of Insinuation
7 Enter Their Spirit
8 Create Temptation
Phase Two: Lead Astray
Creating Pleasure and Confusion
9 Keep them in Suspense-What comes next?
10 Use the Demonic Power of Words to Sow Confusion
13 Disarm Through Strategic Weakness and Vulnerability
14 Isolate the Victim
Phase Three: The Precipice
Deepening the Effect Through Extreme Measures
16 Prove Yourself
19 Use Spiritual Lures
20 Mix Pleasure with Pain
Phase Four: Moving In for the Kill
21 Give Them Space to Fall- The Pursuer is Pursued
22 Use Physical Lures
24 Beware the Aftereffects: ....
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