Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The concept of a lovemap was originated by John Money to assist a discussion of why people like what they enjoy sexually and erotically. According to Money, it is a developmental representation or template in the mind and in the brain depicting the idealized lover and the idealized program of sexual and erotic activity projected in imagery or actually engaged in with that lover." According to Money, the word lovemap was first used in 1980 in an article entitled: â€œPairbonding and Limerenceâ€. Before this time, as he states, Money began to talk about lovemaps, in precursory form, with his students in lectures. Money describes the formation of an individual''s lovemap as similar to the acquirement of a native language, in that it bears the mark of his or her own unique individuality, similar to an accent in a spoken language. A lovemap is usually quite specific as to details of the physiognomy, build, race, and color of the ideal lover, not to mention temperament, manner, etc. "