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The philosophical relevance of sexual enhancement

By Serge Kreutz (2010)

Sexual enhancement is one of the most important topics in the world. It has to do with much more than erectile function and proper orgasms. Sexual enhancement has a clear philosophical dimension.

Sexual enhancement provides meaning in life. It has to do with questions of the kind of "What are we living for?" In order to function properly as sophisticated biological machines, we need motivation. In as much as we as humans have developed consciousness, our motivational setting does not just depend on instincts but on cognition as well.

We can assume that as far as motivation is concerned, lower animals get by just fine being driven by their instincts for survival and reproduction. The more we humans, as higher animals, develop consciousness, the more we question "Why do we live?" and "What is death?"

Cognition is a philosophical and psychological category closely related to consciousness. While self-consciousness is just a state of having some ideas about oneself, self-cognition would be to have correct ideas about oneself.

Religious lunatics do have self-consciousness; they clearly have some reflective ideas about themselves, and their positions in the universe. But from a scientific perspective, they are objectively wrong. In as much as we now know that all religions are just inventions, and in as much as we are aware that we all are just the results of biological evolution, we actually have evolved enormously over the past few hundred years. Because of our cultural achievements in explaining the world and our origin, humans have evolved into a species with cognitive capacities way beyond of what our ancestors of just 20 generations ago possessed.

And our advanced cognitive capabilities teach us one thing: whether the members of a species understand this or not: anytime we are not preoccupied with tasks of survival, we pursue matters of reproductionů just as lower animals.

In other words: reproductive behavior (or, more clearly: having sex) is the only meaningful endeavor we can pursue, or the only thing that provides philosophical "meaning" in life as it is the only activity that is synchronized with evolution. Religions, ethics, and morals are all delusions.

Are you still with me?

We will live our lives because we have been born (certainly not by our own choosing). From both a logical and biological perspective, the only "philosophical meaning" that is available to us, is to fuck around, and to do so consciously (and cognitively), and to hope to end it all with an unconscious death. Nothing remains.

Unfortunately, both Mother Nature and Father Society have put brakes on our capacities for a meaningful life to the end. Mother Nature by not granting us unlimited sexual strength, and Father Society by not granting us unlimited sexual opportunities. (per)


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