The Sexual Revolution Paperback – 1 Mar 1986
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Wilhelm Reich, a native of Austria, was born in 1897. His many works include "Listen, Little Man!," "Character Analysis," and "The Mass Psychology of Fascism." He died in 1957.
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In Reich's opinion, the suppressed sex drives manifest in every possible form of perversion and mental sickness.
On the other hand, when somebody's sex drives allowed to develop naturally, the resulting person is much more balanced (and much harder to control...). Far from becoming a mindless animal, a gentle, trusting person develops, not necessarily capable of life-long monogamy, but very picky in sexual relationships, as quality matters and not quantity.
The problem is, that every child arrives into an already sick world, so there is little opportunity for the poor child to develop "naturally", unhindered by the already sick masses of people. That is why Reich supported the radical ideas of communism, and the dissolution of family. In his opinion the children must live with their age group under the guidance of specially trained people who let them develop in a natural way and not passing their existing sexual inhibitions to them. The parents can of course visit the child but too strong, unnatural bonds must not be developed. In a few generations the sexually sick people simply die out and the rest can live happily ever after.
Interesting - there is little chance it can be arranged as Reich envisioned. But there is certainly a lot of truth and good quality science in his works. Some of his ideas, like public support for adolescent sexuality can actually work and make our world a better place.