"For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation." Rainer Marie Rilke
Sex at dawn
Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
Christopher Ryan author
interviewed by Reason's Thaddeus Russell
“What our species is good at is forming complex social networks. The purpose of human sexuality is social not reproductive.”
“Talk about the inner civil war between the Chimp and the Bonobo inside each of us.”
“A Chimp or Bonobo is more closely to a Human than any other animal. In terms of DNA we’re extremely closely related. The Bonobo is wonderful, peaceful. Whereas the Chimps can be very aggressive, aggressive in an organized way some primatologists refer to as war."
“What does your book offer to someone who wants more freedom in their life?”
“It offers them the freedom to fight their way out of socially imposed sexual restrictions. Not so much on behavior but on desires."
Selfish Gene Sex
A must see movie: A Dangerous Beauty--Set in Venice in the 1500s, a Courtesan who challenges the Church and her society's sexual control.