whatever idea kids get about physical contact, that's what they will carry over into their adult lives.
As somebody who was in a brief relationship with someone that suffered sexual abuse as a child (as well as the rest of her sisters) from her step-father, I can tell you it definitely carried over. I'm not going to get into details unless you want me to, but once I broke it off after seeing way too many red flags, she ended up dating a man just as old as the abuser.
I don't think Freud is as facile as this article assumes here. We do engage in the world sexually, even as children.
But as PtA said before, and he's right, sexual sin is probably the hardest to deal with. So this idea that society is too obsessed with sex, well it is a stronger passion than the rest.
Bah. We don't engage in the world sexually as if there is any other mode.
The grossest perversion of the human mind is to imagine engaging in the world in an asexual manner.
Water, food, shelter, reproduction. Humans are social creatures but I would put forward that all of our social interactions at their most basic level involve trying to obtain/construct/attract and secure those four base elements.
Yeah, and you would be wrong, a lot of people have made a lot of hay doing so, so why not?
So we do it just for whatever reason?
Do what? You are already too late with such reductive notions of anything as helpful as they might for stuff like theories of how to better take advantage of workers, prisoners, children, stuff like that.
But they are always too late as they require an already never which can be articulated understanding with always within a world and among others. Without that prior understanding, nothing is else possible by creatures like ourselves.
But to think, that are behavior is built up from various combinations of needs is nuts. The unarticulated which articulates us has been referred as many things by many people, since the author made some grauitious jab at Freud, it is the Id or the Death Drive for him, depending on what you are reading.
Which reminds me, I still need to get back to podkarp for calling me a modernist and "subjectivist" recently. What an odd notion based on the garbage I post here.