This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...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.
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A man of self-estee
m, a man in love with himself and with life, feels an intense need to find human beings he can admire — to find a spiritual equal whom he can love. The quality that will attract him most is se
lf-esteem — self-esteem and an unclouded sense of the value of existence. To such a man, sex is an act of celebration, its meaning is a tribute to himself and to the woman he has chosen, the u...