Re: Reducing your sex drive.

Anders Sandberg (
18 Oct 1999 11:32:14 +0200

"Robert J. Bradbury" <> writes:

> On Sun, 17 Oct 1999 wrote:
> > Suppressing sex drive has been associated with suppressing other human
> > drives?
> Drives generally run on different feedback loops so in most cases
> I would say they are independent. I would say that thirst is
> distinct from hunger is distinct from sex. That's because the
> "detectors" for when you are in short supply of one should
> involve different biochemical mechanisms.

I agree. My view is that the drives are mostly independent, but compete for behavioural expression - usually you cannot fulfill them all at the same time. So if you remove one drive, the others will get more "space" to act in.

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