Re: Sex, authority, and social norms

Kathryn Aegis (
Sun, 8 Feb 1998 21:58:29 +0000

>If the ideas I express can
>do a better job of explaining these problems than traditional
>psychology then I would expect you to take them more seriously. So
>challenge these ideas, give reasons why they are not true. Just
>because something is the accepted way of explaining a problem it does
>not make it the only way of explaining a problem.

I'll go with Ander's comments and the addition that a lot of
interesting work has been done in philosophy and anthropology in
navigating different mental states. Some of it pushes the
boundaries of traditional psychology, but in a sound methodological
manner. I would highly recommend Oliver Sack's book _An
Anthropologist on Mars_.

That being said, we're still a far cry from recommending sexual
activities prior to proper maturity, and I don't think you will find
any sound research in any field to support it.


Kathryn Aegis