Re: Controlling the male sex drive

Sasha Chislenko (
Tue, 29 Jun 1999 04:04:29 -0500

At 11:01 AM 6/28/99 , Dave Sill wrote:
>Joseph Bloch <> wrote:
> > However, I would sooner adapt society to match our evolutionary
> > psychologies, rather than trying to change our psychologies to match the
> > demands of our society.
>How could society adapt to the male sex drive? And how would that make it
>any less controlling?

Well, the society is enforcing very hypocritical behavior, I believe quite unusually for any society, and especially for one calling itself "free". Expression of natural sexual interest (that women are still trying to cause) is considered shameful to the point of criminality (sexual harassment), recreational sex is still frowned upon as sinful (though, admittedly, not more so than in Islamic countries - though I find that even communist Russia had a more relaxed attitude here), prostitution is discouraged to the point where it's not practically available, etc.

It is quite possible that if the society was less hypocritical and more permissive to people's expressions of sexuality, and its satisfaction, then both men and women would have more fun and freedom, and spend less time struggling with the absence of opportunities for sexual expression.

Incidentally, the types that shape social norms against human natural psychology, are standing on the way of many other freedoms, and these issues seem to be generally related, in terms of rational attitude to human nature and social regulation, and issues of liberty - so any progress in sexual (and generally behavioral) liberation seems to help the transhumanist agenda.

On the personal level, I would note that spending a few years with a large number of attractive women, in dance classes, nude resorts, etc., helps to develop control over sexual impulses and not get too distracted by any sight. A fun way to get some self-control :-)

Sasha Chislenko <>