Re: Controlling the male sex drive

Michael S. Lorrey (
Fri, 08 Oct 1999 14:30:10 -0400

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

> >>> The notion that the male sex drive is any way different or stronger
> >>> than the female sex drive has been disproved by not-so-recent
> >>> psychological and medical testing.
> > >
> > > If only that were the case... etc.).
> >
> > I have to second that, I agree with a great deal of the ideas you
> > post K but this is definitely not the case. No test result can
> > counteract the evidence of the Pornography industry. In my
> > experience women want quality, while men desire quantity.
> That in itself, while overwhelming, is not sufficient to prove
> that the difference is biological rather than cultural. Recent
> changes in culture have made female-targeted pornography more
> acceptable and the demand has grown--to about 5% of the market.
> What /does/ strongly suggest that the difference is biological
> rather than cultural is that much of the beefcake in that 5% is
> nominally targeted at women because that's culturally acceptable
> while the marketers and sellers know the reality is that it is
> bought mostly by gay men.

Maybe I'm wrong but I was under the impression that men were visually oriented or aroused, while women were tactilly or verbally aroused, and that the difference does not indicate that men have greater sexual drive than women. Also, what I've seen of evolutionary behaviorism is that men are oriented toward polygamy as a more optimum reproductive strategy while women found monogamy to be more optimum. Just because a man has sex with several partners while a woman has the same amount of sex but with one partner does not mean the man is more driven.

Mike Lorrey