It has been a while since I have written anything here on the Vine and even longer since I have visited Sexvine. I have just been too busy with other endeavors. However recently I have noticed a recurring theme in our global society that seems worthy of discussion. With the ever increasing instances of violence in the form of uprisings, revolts, riots, police and military brutality, domestic violence, violence against children by parents, and so on I have found that there is one fairly common thread that runs through all such cases. That is the level of sexual repression present. Now before any of you go off about how sexual repression is not the sole cause of such problems let me be the first to say that I totally agree. That definitely is not the case. What I am saying here though is that sexual frustration could well be at least a part of the problems behind such aggression.
Science has already told us that testosterone in the male is one of the leading factors in male aggressiveness. It not only drives our sexuality and reproductive urges but also our territorial behavior and protective nature when defending our property, ones self, or family. Science also tells us that regular sexual activity tends to moderate the aggressive behaviors caused by this hormone in the male of our species. However when sex is withheld these hormone levels increase and can become an irritant that brings about rage and anger that has no outlet. Some single males burn off this excess aggressiveness through violent sports activities such as football or wrestling. Others resort to heavy exercise or hard work. Still others simply masturbate frequently so as to maintain their sanity and tranquility. However such substitutes only work to a certain extent. There is something about the physical contact with another human body in a loving embrace that tends to modify our emotional outlook on life every bit as much as the simple act of sexual release or orgasm.
So if you look at where most of the unrest is centered you find that it is the highest in areas where human sexuality is distorted, depraved, and generally despised by the local authorities. Such societies are most often highly influenced by religious dogma that treats sexuality as some kind of a sin and that it should only be practiced for the sole purpose of procreation. Today that pretty much describes areas that are dominated by Islamism and Judeo/Christian religions. On the other hand non religious domination can also have a similar effect when it restricts the natural human behaviors regarding sexuality. It is interesting to note that China was one of the world's most dominant powers long ago and was also one of the most prolific countries in the world. Their attitudes about sexuality were pretty relaxed up until Communism took over their land and tried to stamp out religion and all other forms of competitive control over human behavior. Sexuality was also controlled and limited under their repressive form of government.
In societies that practice other religions and where the people are not constrained by an overly oppressive governmental influence there tends to be more peace and tranquility among the populace. Then when Islamism or Christianity moves in or a very repressive government takes over the anger levels start to rise in direct relationship to the amount of influence they have over the people in that society. It gets even worse when these two dominant religions wind up vying for power in a particular society. Then it can become almost all out war. With all of the unrest that is going on today we are seeing increased levels of immigration on a wide scale as people try to escape the turmoil in their homelands. As they immigrate to other nations they tend to bring their culture and beliefs with them and that alone adds to the friction as they move into and try to integrate with other cultures. Then if they bring with them repressed sexuality such as the case with Christianity or Islamism that simply creates even more anger and unrest.
Once we separate the emotional aspects of this and look purely at the science of endocrinology we discover that our hormonal balance or lack thereof tends to become a major factor influencing our behavior as a group. When you couple high levels of social stress with increased levels of testosterone as people jockey for power and influence in their community you find that unless there are outlets for that stress it becomes anger and that ultimately turns into violence. You can see a miniature version of this when a particularly high level athletic contest is held and the people work themselves into a high frenzy over it. Very often fights erupt and riots ensue after the contest is over. That is just the overabundance of testosterone being vented either in frustration or in exuberance for the victory. While the contest participants vented their frustrations on the field the observers had no such relief and all of their pent up emotions and hormones have to vent somewhere so unfortunately that sometimes results in violent outbursts. Another example is how people often drive aggressively after attending a auto race. Their hormones and emotions were stimulated and the only outlet is for them to simulate a little of what they witnessed in their own vehicles as they drive home.
So the point of all of this is to pose the question "what if we treated our sexuality with much more openness and were not so oppressive about it?" In truth this is a similar question that is posed about the use of cannabis or marijuana. Would we be more peaceful and less aggressive if we all relaxed with a joint? LOL No one really knows for sure because this experiment has never been tried on a national scale and probably never will be. However I would suggest that if we provided more outlets for sexual release and human to human contact outside of formal relationships it could potentially make a difference. As it is now we are far too oppressed emotionally and sexually in too many parts of our world and that is certainly a contributing factor to some of the unrestrained violence that we are seeing which includes kidnapping and rape of children and gruesome murders of hundreds of people out of sheer rage based upon some religion or political ideology that after all is said and done was someone's fantasy put into real terms and sold to us by charlatans.
Consider this. Probably one of the most relaxed and happiest moments of your life has been those occasions when you are in the throes of a crashing orgasm followed by a period of complete relaxation where you think of nothing but how great that felt. Your endorphins are flooding your brain and give you a happy feeling for hours and even days afterward. On the other hand when you haven't "had any" as the old saying goes you tend to get grouchy and feel angry about every little minor frustration that you encounter. Logically that would tend to indicate that perhaps if we had more of those happy times in our lives we would on the main be much less aggressive and less inclined toward violence. What are your thoughts about this?