[I'm new to the list, so I present my apologies beforehand for any
I must confess that I am probably dominated by my hormones, but I don't like the idea of dealing with an unfulfilled need by just erasing the need out of existence. That is, in my opinion, the last resource. Isn't it much rewarding to fulfill the need, if we can?
Now, sex is nice. It is _very_ nice, indeed. Sure, it has no positive effect in productivity, and we certainly dedicate a lot of time to it and related activities, but if anybody thinks that productivity should be the main goal of my efforts, I'll put him, her or it into my directory of Borg-related drones.
PS: Yes, it is entirely possible to control yourself (or any other person) thru the manipulation of the sexual drive. In fact, I can think of very few better methods to control a poblation (history factoid: most churches have known that from the first day, and most of publicity works that way, too). So, how can we _avoid_ having our sexual drive manipulated? That, I think, is a more important question.
-- ---- Marcelo Rinesi <firstname.lastname@example.org> ---- Homo sum: humani nihil a me alienum puto ---- Episkopos of the Discordian Society ----