Thanx for the reply and you have me curious about the book. As a product of the "free love" generation and a liberal mother, I've always viewed sex as a biologically driven need to procreate and preserve our species. Thus, despite our need for emotional attachement, my genetics tend toward the preservation side rather than the emotional need side. In modern society,I believe, it is difficult for many people to resolve these issues because of morale instruction. Fascinating subject. Isn't it folks!Mary wrote "What supports the statement that Pliestocene women had sex so often and varied? How could you tell that from archeological research?" I cannot, and neither can anyone else. I have only the stories handed down through the millennia by Sangoma women. In actuality, no one really knows and your question hits the heart of the problem with "evolutionary psychology". I cover this in great detail in my upcoming book on Woman's Sexuality.The stories make sense to me given what we think we know about life in the distant past and the indisputable fact that woman's sexuality was inverted and co-opted about 5000 years ago, so that what we see today is not what are ancestors embraced. But, thanks for the insightful question.
When Margie and Stephen Zumbrun were battling the urge to have premarital sex, a pastor counseled them to control themselves.
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Mary, the book disassembles most of what we have been taught about sex. In reality, sex as we know it today is manipulative and scripted to serve a patriarchal agenda. Our sexuality,especially woman's, has been usurped and sculpted to lead us to believe that sexual intercourse is our ultimate sexual expression...it is not. As you put it, "biologiclly driven" or genetically mandated; but IMO that is not so. To discuss this appropriately would take much time and bandwith. Suffice it to say that IMO procreation is essential but rather automatic. The drive to which you refer is present, however, it is not aimed at copulation but rather male transformation. If you have time, browse our web site at www.esybron.org (still under development) to get a sense of what we believe. Thanks for the stimulating comments.
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