This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...n of these two responses — pride and admiration — is romantic love. Its celebration is sex.
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It is in this sphere above all — in a man’s romantic-sexual responses — that h
is view of himself and of existence stands eloquently revealed. A man falls in love with and sexually desires the person who reflects his own deepest values.
There are two crucial
respects in which a man’s romantic-sexual responses are psychologically revealing: in his choice of partner — and in the meaning, to him, of the sexual act.
A man of self-estee...