Re: Controlling the male sex drive

Dave Sill (
Mon, 28 Jun 1999 11:31:09 -0400

Doug Jones <> wrote:

> Have you asked your wife how *she* feels about this?

No. I'm just gathering information at this point.

> I *don't* see this as a problem at all.

Good for you, but that doesn't help me, does it?

> Just think of it as good sweaty fun noisy exercise that will extend
> your life- very extropian indeed. What you probably need is better
> sex, not less ;)

I didn't say I didn't enjoy sex. I said I didn't like being dominated by my hormones. I'm a happily married man (18 years). If I could flip a switch and not have to evaluate every female I see as "doable" or not--even though I have no intention whatsoever of actually "doing" her--I'd be happier than I am now. If I could see a pretty woman and not stare at her, that'd be great. If I could concentrate on the task at hand in the presence of women, rather than fantasize about them, I'd be happier.

> As for not siring more kids, just get a vasectomy as I did a little
> while ago- just keep the icepacks on there for a few days and you'll
> do fine...

Again, that's not the point. I'm aware of the contraception options. The point was that since I'm done with the reproductive stage of my life, I wouldn't mind being done also with the basic urges that are programmed into me to encourage me to reproduce. I.e., I'd like to be in better control of my mind and body.

Surely that's Extropian.