Sex Isn’t About Fun. It’s About Procreation
Sex isn’t about fun. If you want to have fun, read a book, go to a movie. Sex is about the procreation of children.
Jerome Corsi’s not alone in that belief.
Former Presidential candidate, Rick Santorum once fretted that sex was becoming,
deconstructed to the point where it’s simply pleasure.
Why is “sex isn’t fun” or “sex isn’t about pleasure” supposed to be a good thing?
Oddly, the view is tied to patriarchy (privileging men and masculinity).
Can’t have a male head with gay marriage
Rick Santorum dislikes separating sex from procreation because then gays and gay marriage become (more) ok.
And if you have gay marriage you can’t have a male head. At least not without a male “bottom.” And that’s just wrong, say patriarchs!
If you have lesbian marriage, again, no patriarchal head.
And if straight couples have sex for pleasure and bonding — instead of just baby-making — then you get more bonding. And it’s harder to dominate and harm your spouse if you are strongly emotionally connected.
Shuttering Planned Parenthood; disempowering women
If sex can be just for pleasure and not procreation, then you need birth control.
And birth control gives women a lot of freedom. They can:
- Have sex without worrying about getting pregnant
- Get a job because they aren’t tied down
- Be independent because they aren’t financially dependent
And then men lose their power.
So women shouldn’t have birth control.
As Rick Santorum put it,
One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country.
The conservative Supreme Court justices supported the conservative business owners of Hobby Lobby to make it harder for women employees to get birth control.
And Paul Ryan was willing to hold the American economy hostage — refusing to raise the debt ceiling — unless we defunded Planned Parenthood.
Folks think this is about abortion. But abortion accounts for only 3% of the medical services Planned Parenthood provides.
Planned Parenthood is mostly about birth control — which prevents abortion.
So if you defund Planned Parenthood you increase abortion.
But at least you disempower women!
Which is way more important than saving babies!
Put it altogether and patriarchal-types have good reason to insist that sex is not about pleasure.
Posted on March 9, 2016, in feminism, psychology, reproductive rights, sex and sexuality, sexism, women and tagged feminism, Planned Parenthood, psychology, reproductive rights, sex, sex isn't about pleasure, sexism, women. Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.