Hi Edgar- (big sigh) Sex is such a hot button issue. I have trouble in this area because now that I am older my perspective on sex is very different than when I was young. Sex by itself (WITHOUT the pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease issues) is such a tiny, inconsequential part of life, sometimes all the hub-bub over it really gets to me.
My grandmother, who was a polish immigrant to America, used to say that Americans talk about and obsess about sex so much because they don't actually do it nearly enough. She also laid a lot of the blame on victorian sensibilities about sex. She was a very wise lady and I find myself agreeing with her more and more as I get older. And sometimes to hear people talk, you'd think human beings are the only life form on the planet that ever has sex. It's the way species get propagated for pity sake, of course people want to do it a lot. Luckily, we are also human and have invented nifty little things like birth control. I have read very deeply into the scientific, anthropological, chemical, and psychological aspects of sex and I know it's not even in the same galaxy as what people commonly think it is. It is simply a natural function that's meant to propagate species. As long as the parties involved are consenting adults and there aren't unwanted pregnancies and disease is not spread and any other emotional damage is kept to a minimum, I don't see what the big deal is. Margie (roloro1557) --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Edgar Owen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Hi Margie, > > I agree that the constant obsession with sex is a distraction as are > other desires. And I agree that sex is natural. Sometimes the best > way to deal with desires is just to satisfy them and go on with other > things rather than obsessing about them. > > Edgar ------------------------------------ Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/