Scott Adams, of Dilbert fame, recently upset the feminists again with a blog post that laments the fact that, in the conflicting reproductive needs of men and women, society’s sexual morals are near completely tuned according to those of the woman. The most interesting thing, satirical or not, is his prediction as to how this conflict will shortly be resolved by technology :
Long term, I think science will come up with a drug that keeps men chemically castrated for as long as they are on it. It sounds bad, but I suspect that if a man loses his urge for sex, he also doesn’t miss it. Men and women would also need a second drug that increases oxytocin levels in couples who want to bond. Copulation will become extinct. Men who want to reproduce will stop taking the castration drug for a week, fill a few jars with sperm for artificial insemination, and go back on the castration pill.
That might sound to you like a horrible world. But the oxytocin would make us a society of huggers, and no one would be treated as a sex object. You’d have no rape, fewer divorces, stronger friendships, and a lot of other advantages. I think that’s where we’re headed in a few generations.
The transhumanist David Pearce, who has begun a Facebook campaign petitioning for women only governments, makes oxytocin central to his philosophy. In fact, he has a website – oxytocin.org – where he outlines his vision of the salvation that the ‘cuddle hormone’ will deliver unto us.
As the sexual trade union take over of political and social power becomes near complete, and as men become ever more distracted by high-tech sexual alternatives to bonding with a real woman, from holographic porn to sex bots to virtual sex, it’s not difficult to imagine that oxytocin will soon be used as a ‘medication’ to treat the increasing pathologization of every element of male sexuality. In fact, it already is being used as a treatment in marriage therapy. If women have the power, it’s easy to assume that the male square peg will be modified to fit the round hole of women’s sexual needs. The future, for men, could well be a combination of castration and the cuddle hormone.
An alternative view would be that the sexual urges of men and women are so fundamental and powerful, no government or human power can ever hope to direct their shape and form, particularly not when the ever increasing speed of technological progress is rapidly giving new forms of expression and fulfilment to those urges. Such an alternative view believes in the power of the free market to drive the future even of human nature, rather than government control.
With the advent of the pill, female sexual behaviour suddenly became more akin to that of men – women were told that they were liberated in that they could now enjoy sleeping around without worrying about having to pick up the bill, in the manner that men had always enjoyed (shotguns and irate fathers aside). In fact, a single technological breakthrough, combined with sexual pressure from men and intrasexual competition between women themselves, had led to a sudden and near universal change in female sexual behaviour. Feminism since then has been the history of women trying to cope with that suddenly altered sexual landscape, with the second wave largely a sub-conscious means of coming to terms with it, and the present third wave activities of the sexual trade union actually trying (vainly) to reverse it.
But in the very near future, new technology, combined with the same inter- and intra- sexual competititive pressure, might not only lead to changes in the sexual morals of women, but also the very sexual psychology of women. In a humorous post, Krauser PUA recently revealed that he’s been trying to scientifically narrow down the sexual availability of his targets to the brief window of their ‘peak ovulation’. Just as the pill lead to pressures for women to sleep around, and just as the ubiquity of internet porn (as well as intra-sexual competition) leads females from 13 to 40 to go about in skin tight see-through leggings, like bonobos exposing their ovulating behinds to all comers, forthcoming innovations such as ‘female viagra’ will lead to women trying to raise their ‘psychological horniness’ in an attempt to make themselves the most attractive to men. Popping a pill each morning to make yourself both show AND really believe that you’re ready to fuck every man in sight, might soon be as unavoidable for women as putting on lipstick and mascara. Perhaps the freedom of the market will ensure that the round hole is made to fit the square peg, whatever the sexual trade union might wish?