From Wilhelm Reich to the Vagina Lobby in Two Easy Steps
In the Laws, Plato linked the biblical ethic of keeping sex inside marriage to the well-being of individuals and whole societies.
This law . . . confers innumerable benefits. In the first place, it has been made according to nature; also, it effects a debarment from erotic fury and insanity . . . it makes men truly affectionate to their own wives; other blessings also would ensue, in infinite number, if one could make sure of this law.
This sexual ideal held sway in Western civilization for more than two millennia.
has a BS in Computer Science and worked in software development with IBM until she hopped off the career track to be a full-time mom. She lives in Indianapolis, IN, where she works as Deputy Editor of Salvo and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #32, Spring 2015 Copyright © 2022 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo32/sexual-insanity