This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

Pleasure as the basis of sex

One the primary mistakes of modern science when it studies sex is to confuse the content of the experience with the conditions which make the experience possible and accompany it. This is especially true if the ‘accompanying conditions’ coincide with the preferred values of its superficial outlook. Given the primacy of physical pleasure in a hedonistic and materialistic civilization, it is no surprise that pleasure is considered the central factor in sexual desire.

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