Re: Sex, authority, and social norms

Kathryn Aegis (
Fri, 6 Feb 1998 18:19:51 +0000

In response to Mark Unicorn and Yak Wax:

Although I recognize the libertarian yearnings behind your postings,
most of your comments are completely unfounded in clinical
psychology or biology. Emotional readiness is just as important a
factor in sexuality as physical readiness, and fetishes (not a
sickness, BTW) and rape inclinations do not stem from sexual
deprivation. Therapists treat thousands of individuals yearly in my
country alone for the damage caused by pedophiliac activities or
pressure to have sex at a young age. Given the difficulty in
repairing that kind of damage, I'd rather have a young person
chomping at the bit a little prior to engaging in any serious sexual
activities. Most of them have engaged in heavy petting by high
school, anyway, and haven't exactly been deprived of pleasure.
Learning to pleasure oneself is important as well, an important
first step in learning to pleasure others.

Practice makes perfect!