I am predominantly a visual Artist and poet, but although great works of Art have brought me to tears only music brings me to ecstasy - I mean equivalent in intensity, 'pain' and passion to sexual ecstasy. I like quite a range of genres of music, many pieces bringing me to tingles or tears, but it is only some music of the Western classical tradition that can bring me such transcendental states. I am Bipolar and I admit that sometimes the beauty of nature brings me to this state, but certain passages of music can do it again and again in all but the lowest of moods.
I'm no longer willing to pay the price in passive aggression, anxiety, violence, manipulation, destructive games, dismantling of personality that seem to accompany 'meaningful' sexual relations. The ecstasy provided by some classical music compares very favourably to the best another human being can give me, the rest in the form of good company being provided by myself, my cats and a close circle of friends.
I wondered if anyone else has found this, or perhaps visual art can do it for you?