I have discovered why pornography is so rampant in the United States (besides being easily available and profitable for producers, distributors, and hotels). At some point in the past, “leaders” (for lack of a better term) must have conspired after reading Wilhelm Reich, who wrote that “sexual emancipation would lead to positive social change”. I don’t think that this guy is widely read in the Muslim world.
Anyway, Ariel Levy (notice the name) interprets this in the The New Yorker, “Good sex was the path to good society.”
I, for one, am happy that someone read the guy theories and am pleased with the result of this conspiracy. Things turned out well enough to make my teen years enjoyable. Of course, those spoilsports with religious affiliations still tried/try to instill guilt in all that might listen. Over the years, many have listened, mouthed their platitudes, nodded in agreement...and then disappeared behind the shed.
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