Platonic love

The origin of the concept of “Platonic love” (which postdates Plato by several centuries) was not Plato’s belief that sex should be absent from gay affairs but his conviction that only love between persons of the same gender could transcend sex.

— John Boswell, Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality

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