Sexual Devolution

The Pharmacologic and Physiologic War on Relationships

Romantic relationships and sex used to be private. Intimate moments in life were considered special, and as such, not to be sullied by broadcasting them to the world. The Sexual Revolution of the 1960s-1980s reframed privacy as pathologic repression. During those decades, sexual practices which were considered either taboo and/or antithetical to the institution of marriage were not only normalized, but championed. Most of this campaign was focused on women, leveraging the stereotype that women are more agreeable than men, and thus more prone to outside influence.

Arguably the biggest influence on future male-female relationships was the uncoupling of sex and procreation via the legalization of abortion and newly available oral contraceptive pills (OCPs). Unlike abortions which continue to be a dividing issue, OCPs today are widely accepted. Millions of women are using them. Yet most of these women aren’t aware of ‘the pills’ negative consequences.

The first OCP came on the US market in 1960. Called Enovid, it was a blockbuster drug. By 1965 there were over 6.5 million users and $89 million in annual sales. This widespread use quickly led to the discovery of OCPs’ more serious side effects, such as blood clots and heart attacks. But the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in a 1966 investigation concluded that there was “no conclusive link” between such effects and the pills (click here if you’re wondering where you’ve heard that from the FDA before). Yet as more OCPs became available and more women took them, the problem became too great to ignore.

The release of the 1969 book The Doctor’s Case Against the Pill led the US Senate to hold hearings on OCPs’ safety. Those hearings revealed facts about estrogen and progesterone, including estrogen’s role as a stress hormone and “estrogen is to cancer what fertilizer is to wheat.” Feeling pressured, pharmaceutical companies made lower dose OCPs and the FDA agreed to a package insert on side effects. Shortly thereafter, scientists declared smoking while on OCPs to be the real cause of blood clots (not completely true). By the late 1970s, the US federal government had warmed up to OCPs, and was now subsidizing OCP prescriptions at clinics in 2,379 out of 3,099 counties in the US.

However, the ‘low dose’ OCPs that persist today are still dosed high enough to radically alter women’s reproductive hormones. OCPs are exogenous hormones that repress women’s natural hormone production, similar to how anabolic steroid use suppresses natural testosterone production in men. Side effects of OCPs include weight gain, depression, vision changes, decreased libido, painful sex, blood clots, acne, hirsutism (i.e., growing hair like a man), and increased risk of cervical cancer. Yet if a woman experiences any of those undesirable effects, the official medical advice is to just switch OCP brands.

Even if women aren’t looking for sex, OCPs are still pushed as a method to control natural female hormones. Girls in their teens are prescribed OCPs despite little to no data on exogenous hormone use during puberty. Women in serious relationships or marriages are prescribed OCPs in order to ensure they can climb the corporate ladder without babies weighing them down. None of these women, however, are told the pills of the female liberation movement cause depression, weight gain, and loss of libido, which ultimately leads to them becoming physically and emotionally unattractive, and thus ending up alone.

Yet if you think that these effects are enough to stop Corporate Medicine, think again.

There is currently a male birth control pill undergoing testing. Because fatherhood is a major milestone in positive male psychological growth, the left cannot have straight men (society’s new pariahs) gaining happiness and wisdom. The hormone in the male birth control pill, dimethandrolone undecanoate, binds to androgen receptors and decreases natural testosterone production down to levels akin to surgical castration. That is in addition to the pre-existing decline in testosterone due to endocrine-disrupting chemicals and our increasingly feminized society. It’s as if the ultimate goal of our regime is to increasingly pair stressed and sad women with weak and lethargic men. Is it that this horrible matchmaking scenario fits the modern sick progressive agenda?

A Black Box Warning

While the sexual revolution and OCPs were successful in disrupting traditional dating and sex, the war on male-female relationships was just beginning. Mass prescribing of OCPs was followed seamlessly in the 1980s-1990s by the debut of new anti-depressant medications, selective serotonin receptor inhibitors (SSRIs), whose effects further isolated men and women.

Unlike older psychiatric drugs, SSRIs are sold as virtually side-effect-free. Yet SSRIs are known to cause numerous undesirable side effects for both sexes — including weight gain, worsening sleep, anxiety, agitation, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, impotence, and ejaculation problems. Furthermore, expanded usage to children led to an increase in suicidal thoughts. European and US regulators played defense by slapping a ‘black-box’ warning on SSRIs. But just like with OCPs, what’s the establishment’s advice if a patient experiences adverse effects, even suicidal thoughts? Just switch to another SSRI.

Despite side effects that would make a rational person even more depressed (e.g., gaining weight and can’t get it up), SSRI prescriptions have increased by 400% since the 1990s. In Americans over the age of twelve years, 1 in 10 are on an SSRI (1 in 5 for women). In Europe, the situation is just as bleak, especially after Covid-19. Although SSRIs are frequent offenders, psychiatrists also readily dispense other drugs (e.g., benzodiazepines, antipsychotics, Ambien, etc.) to medicate away normal male and female temperaments that are now pathologized, as well as dull the inevitable ups and downs of life.

The modern relationship scheme works as follows: women enter puberty, are prescribed OCPs, gain weight, become depressed, and are then prescribed SSRIs. Men are told that masculinity is now a psychiatric disorder, that they must be subservient to women, and once they become depressed, are prescribed SSRIs. Now feeling “too schlubby to have sex,” men and women are sleepwalking through life and missing out on the excitement and joys of courtship and romance. Couple this with today’s Corporate Media messages of ‘girl power’, ‘toxic masculinity’, and ‘work fam’ before real family, and you get today’s bleak dating landscape.

The Church of Technology

Why stay persistent and optimistic about finding someone in real life, when the only obstacle to a hyper-stimulating fantasy is the speed of your internet connection?

The internet offers a plethora of options for frustrated individuals retreating away from real human connections. Porn is not just an occasional indulgence: 30% of all internet downloads are porn and an estimated 87% of men and 28% of women ages 18-35 years watch porn at least weekly. Modern porn serves as a substitute to real life, but also normalizes atypical behaviors and promotes sexual practices that could hardly ever be possible in real life.

Online porn addiction is a real problem. Numerous studies indicate that frequent porn use is associated with psychologic and neurologic overstimulation, then habituation and tolerance (like how cocaine affects dopamine receptors in the brain). Even worse, porn addiction is associated with functional changes in the brain’s limbic system, the area that governs emotional responses.

While OCPs and SSRIs wage pharmacologic warfare against male and female connections, porn fights baseline physiology by blunting arousal and warping what is sexually attractive. Porn’s resulting neurologic desensitization makes people’s frustrations with dating in this dystopia a self-fulfilling prophecy. It’s a rough world out there for single men and women. This is why Corporate Media pushes porn as a beneficial alternative.

Technology’s solution to this problem is sex toys. Today’s sex toys are a far cry from the dildos of Ancient Greece and the early 20th-century hand-powered ‘manipulators’ designed to cure female ‘hysteria’. Now we have USB-charged and Bluetooth-enabled devices that go thousands of revolutions per minute. Unsurprisingly, these devices are made in China and opportunistically sold to the decaying West by the $50 billion sex tech industry.

Long-term negatives of sex toy usage include physical desensitization and increasing difficulty in having an orgasm. Female and male genital areas contain the most numerous and highest concentration of nerve endings in the body. One could logically infer that repeated, high-intensity stimulation of an ultra-sensitive area would eventually result in tolerance, similar to how nerves in the brain become more tolerant to opioids. Even sex toy vendors plainly state on their websites that users might experience difficulty having sex with a human partner after overusing sex toys. Academic research (funded by Trojan) disclosed that nearly 30% of women experienced unwanted genital symptoms and numbness after using sex toys.

The sex toy industry’s psyop is mostly aimed at women. Emotionally desensitized by OCPs and SSRIs, women are sold devices that cause physical sexual numbness. Under the guise of helpful advice, sex toy companies discourage women from hoping to find natural fulfillment, telling them it’s unusual to have an orgasm from sex with a man.

Since porn addiction is overwhelmingly male, it is only a matter of time before more men will start using sex toys. Corporate Media outlets like Men’s Health are already encouraging men to emasculate themselves by using toys during sex with a woman. Even more dystopian are long-distance and app-activated sex toys popularized during COVID-19 quarantines. Like other tech ‘innovations’ that are supposedly making our lives easier and more efficient, the sex tech industry is increasing social atomization by crowdsourcing away the most intimate in-person interaction.

Swiping Right on Happiness

Pills, porn, and sex toys have given single men and women more time on online dating apps, but less time dating. Women have been socialized to act like men and told to focus on their careers, instead of aspiring to be wives and mothers. Men are told to repress their urge to dominate and lead, instead of becoming protectors and fathers. Highly medicated and playing unnatural gender roles, women and men are awkwardly trying to connect in a romantic version of square peg meets round hole.

Marriage and having children make men and women more conservative. By contrast, staying single can lead to more dependency on the government. Single moms are offered a wealth of government assistance. Single men have high unemployment rates and are more likely to receive government benefits than those who are married. Singles have more student debt, and thus are more likely to vote for progressives promising debt forgiveness. Aside from financial government dependency, there are psychological dependencies too. Unmarried men and women are more likely to live in cities, especially progressive cities where the Overton Window is so far left that it’s nearly impossible to stay moored to reality.

What can we do about all this?

Traditional male-female relationships pose an existential threat to our ruling class. Men who embrace masculine interests focused on physical and financial security combined with women who proudly perform domestic and household activities make for highly functional and self-sufficient pairs of human beings dedicated to each other’s survival and happiness. When that highly functional pair decides to have children, they become more vested in their society’s prospects and sustainability. Some world leaders like Vladimir Putin and Viktor Orbán understand this. This is why their family-friendly policies are hysterically denounced as “sexist” and “xenophobic.”

The answer to the sexual component of this catastrophe is not for everyone to become prudes. It is possible to re-sensitize the body and enjoy sex without porn or plastic devices. Think about how the normalization of marijuana and other drugs has diluted down their excitement and potency. Multiply that by a thousand and that is what our society has done to sex.

But sex can be made special again. Somewhere deep in the primitive brain of both sexes are long-lasting neural pathways that promote and reward traditional behaviors. If more people reject the lies that divide men and women, the pool of eligible romantic partners can grow. If we want to survive and thrive in the current new world order, we must eliminate the outside interference in our most intimate relationships. There is a war on our personal happiness — we must fight back.

Paracelsus is the pseudonym of a US-based practicing physician and author of “First Do No Harm.”

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