posted on May, 2 2003 @ 02:26 PM
Years ago when I was in college, I read two books back to back, 1984 by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Both of these dealt with a
semi-totalitarian state and how they kept the population in control.
One interesting difference I noted between the 2 was that in Brave New World, Huxley wrote of free sexuality being used as an oppiate for the people,
a handy distraction. In 1984, Orwell wrote of complete depression of sex in all forms. (Remember the Anti-Sex League?)
This got me to thinking, and later on I wrote a paper on this subject (dont remember what class it was for). The basis was this:
What benefit would the Big Brother government get from completely suppressing something as basic as the human sex drive?
Consider, the human sex drive is the 2nd most powerful drive of the human psyche, only behind the fight or flight survival instinct. (You only have to
look at the vast number of very stupid things that people are guilty of over the years in the quest to get laid).
Also, the human mating drive is tied to a great deal of emotions, not least of which is aggression, pride, want, and the ability to drop a lifelong
loyalty (ummm, no one named here...).
Therefore, I thought it to be a reasonable assumptiong that if you could somehow suppress (not just contain or prevent expression, as that would
likely lead to uncontrolled aggression) the actual feelings and emotions associated with sex, you would be suppressing the most aggressive tendencies
in the human psyche.
When you control the sex, you control the aggression, and then you control the person, completely and wholly.