Managing the Male Sex Drive
August 8, 2004
by Henry Makow Ph.D.
At age 12, in 1961 I saw the movie Spartacus.
In one scene the camera focuses on Kirk Douglas' face as Jean Simmons sheds her gown. His face is full of wonderment and awe, lighted by the mystical glow seeming to emanate from her naked body but actually from the fire.
The scene made a profound impression on me, a boy just entering puberty.
Our pagan (a.k.a. "modern") Masonic culture programs us to worship sex in the form of the fertile young female.
Romantic love is our ersatz religion. Sexual intercourse is the holy sacrament.
Sex is considered the most pleasurable and profound experience life has to offer.
I subscribed to Playboy and devoured nudes with Kirk Douglas-like adoration. Henceforth I judged females primarily on the basis of sex appeal; all others were invisible. I also equated sexual desire with love, and love with religion. In essence, I became dysfunctional, unable to relate to real women.
This subversive verse from Paul Simon's "Kathy's Song" (1965) became the anthem of my generation:
"So you see I have come to doubt/ All that I once held as true/ I stand alone without beliefs/ The only truth I know is you."
We were taught to be "alienated" from society and to seek fulfillment in romance. Uprooted from our true historical and spiritual context, we were told life is meaningless: find it in sex.
"An erotomania is abroad through our civilization," Francis Parker Yockey wrote in 1948. It is "the identification of 'happiness' with sexual love, holding it up as the great value, before which all honour, duty, patriotism, consecration of Life to a higher aim, must give way." ( Imperium, 297)
This message has not changed and it is pervasive. The pagan goddess is used to sell everything from cell phones to insurance. In one commercial, she says, "even I get constipation" as if she were supernatural.
As if this weren't enough, lately she has become an Amazon warrior anxious to avenge centuries of imagined oppression. As result, she is either frostily unapproachable or a demanding pleasure-seeking slut.
These factors have poisoned male-female relations. We are fearful and cannot form a permanent bond. Many men have turned to pornography, which has become a multi billion-dollar industry and national pastime.
PROCREATION OR RECREATION?
In Plato's Republic Socrates says that when he finally lost his sex drive in old age, he felt as if he had been " released from the jaws of a wild beast."
Despite what we are told, I don't think sex is intended to be a lifelong obsession. It is part of the courtship and procreation phase. We are meant to marry young, have children and outgrow sex to some extent. We were intended to focus our energy on more compelling things.
For men, the goal is to control our sex drive rather than to be controlled by it (or by women.)How do men do this if they cannot find a compatible mate ?
Obviously most masturbate and many use pornography as an aid. Most men would be thinking of nothing else if they didn't relieve the pressure in this way.
But, as a sensible teenager said to me recently: "If I need to look at pictures, well then I don't really need to do it." His focus is on managing his sex drive not on dissipation. By masturbating every few days, he can be "cool" with girls.
HARD CORE PORN: THE UNDEFINED HATE CRIME
If a pipe were spewing untreated sewage into our streets, we would stop it. But hard-core pornography does this on a psychic level on a much larger scale, and somehow we are helpless.
A swastika graphitti or the epithet "nigger" are considered "hate crimes" yet every day millions of men receive offensive email offers to extend their penises or watch 14-year-old Sue get sodomized. That is considered "free speech."
Hard-core porn is anti human. It is hate. But anything that is prohibited assumes an undue importance. I'd rather curious males investigated and were disgusted and bored.
There is a difference between hard-core porn, which is tedious and sick, and tasteful female nudity, which can be a temporary substitute.
The key is to grow beyond it. The temporary substitute should not become a permanent one. It should not interfere with finding a mate.
Pornography makes us see women in purely sexual terms and obviously this affects how we treat them and how they respond to us.
When men dehumanize women, we dehumanize ourselves.
Men and women are demeaned when they seek sex merely as physical release. Let's face it. Most of us have been demeaned.
This is the goal of the New World Order, which centres on the question: Is human life sacred or are we merely animals? The New World Order wants to prove we are cattle so we can be herded, enslaved or slaughtered.
Resistance begins at home. Attack the programming head on. Let's stop looking at women as sex objects. Let's humanize sex by insisting that it belongs in a loving long-term male-led relationship.
The sex act is the sacred ritual of creation. The man plants his seed, which contains his essence, his genetic code. The woman receives and nourishes this seed into a creature capable of knowing God.
Let's look for compatible mates rather than sex partners. This would save us a lot of hardship, rejection and wasted time. Women would instantly become more approachable and available.
Being human is a spiritual discipline. It means holding our behaviour accountable to our ideals and evolving morally. Let's catch ourselves when we look at women lasciviously. There is a difference between that and admiring their sex appeal, beauty and grace.
Holding ourselves accountable requires will power. We are the product of our thoughts. The thought is father of the deed. We must control our thoughts and the stimuli we allow.
One acquaintance doesn't masturbate very often. "Why stoke the fires?" he says. He keeps his mind off sex and focuses on more exciting pursuits.
This is called sublimation. The prodigious American writer Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) wrote in his Autobiography (1962):
My chastity was preserved at the cost of much emotional effort...What did I get in return for this? I got intensity and power of concentration; these elements in my make-up were the product of my effort to resist the tempter.
I learned to work fourteen hours a day at study and creative effort because it was only by being thus occupied that the craving for woman could be kept out of my soul. I recited the Wisdom of Solomon: "he that ruleth his spirit is greater than he that taketh a city." (p. 46)
According to Sinclair, and many religions, the energy goes right to the spiritual bottom line:
"Imagine anyone wanting a lot of money or houses and servants or fine raiment if he knew how to be happy as I did! Imagine anyone becoming drunk on whiskey if he might become drunk on poetry and music, sunsets and valleys full of clover!" (56)
Go to Julian Lee's wonderful site www.celibacy.org for a wealth of information and inspiration on how abstinence can make men strong.
Sexual pleasure is nature's way of making sure we propagate; it is not an end in itself. That's another modern hoax.
As anyone with some experience knows, sex is highly overrated. The same applies to the female body, which has become stale from overexposure.
The masculine sex drive is a powerful creative force but It needs to be controlled and steered. We can do this by applying and then releasing the brake (sublimation). Every man is different and must find his own formula.
The thing to remember is that the world is run by a Luciferian cult based in London which controls brainwashing (media and education.) These Illuminati bankers and bluebloods use sex to neuter, distract and degrade both men and women. Their plan is to restore the feudal model in which we are serfs at best. They are undermining resistance by undermining our sources of cohesion and strenght: nations, races, religions and families.
Slavery begins with the mind. We can resist by not being controlled by sex.
Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at