Sex Drive in Man:
Part 2: Survival & Reproduction
Previous post discuss that how the arrival of information technology negatively influenced our society. It showed that generally we are confused nation, who has no such idea about right and wrong and we are stuck with our lust and desires. These lust and desires were mainly perpetuated by IT; in fact the negative use of IT has become mainstream reason for our sociological and moral destruction. In this regard, I talked about two key functions of brain: survival and reproduction.
Human brain is designed to sustain the life on earth.
Throughout his life, human being strives to remain alive through multiple ways. In this regard, first of all it protects the body from natural elements such as, touching the fire, jumping in water, crossing road carefully, avoid using harmful utensils unnecessarily such as knife, giving hands in electronic sockets, and jumping from heights.
Once human brain gets satisfied with these protective measures, it turns attention to long-term survival techniques such as, earning to have food on constant basis, develop positive image in society to earn huge number of PR so it can help him in time of need, and the desire to remain on top through which he would be remain source of attention of all and the doors of earning and income would not be reduced.
These are the short and long ventures of human brain, which helps human to survive in this world.
Once all these ventures are secured, human brain automatically turns itself to reproduction, in which it desires to extend the human generation and keep the name of human alive on this earth. This agenda can only be pursued through sex and it is cornerstone of making new humans.
Sex is a very common and basic phenomenon of earth which acts as a catalyst for reproduction, in which mating bring about new generations. From plants to animals, humans and even insects go through this process during their life span.
However, in our society, it is a taboo to discuss its importance, causes, and consequences, mainly due to our cultural background, lack of education, and presence of unnecessary shyness. The irony is that it is the most practicing act among all social classes, experienced by almost everyone at least once in lifetime and usually justified by social, cultural and religious arguments.
As far as Pakistan is concerned, it is Muslim country and having Islam as state religion. Islam forbids sex out of wedlock and those who practice it outside of marital boundaries are convicted of adultery. Nearly, all religions of world apply the same phenomenon and those children who born without wedlock are considered as illegitimate.
This trend is still very vibrant in oriental societies including South Asia, where elite class still hesitate to confess it publically although it practices diligently on its own. Nevertheless, adultery is not a huge problem for them because; generally they are not ardent supporter of religion and tend to lead free life, due to their extensive exposure to world and constant travelling.
The problem initiates with middle class, lower middle class and lower class. In Eastern societies, these classes have widely seen to follow the religion on extreme and they are source of designing societal norms and traditions. The arrival of cable network, internet, and smart phones made them to access the Western lifestyle by single click. They opened the new windows of Western media, culture and traditions to such a way that was initially impossible through colonialism. Colonialism defined the culture and life style of elite class, while, ICT influenced the life of middle classes.
Now, the problem is that these middle class use Religion as their False Identity, but inside they want to pursue the western culture privately.
They want to have sex out of wedlock, other than their wives, sneak out with their girlfriend-boyfriend, and practice homosexuality. But socially, they are restricted by Religion. Here, the trend of Hypocrisy starts and prevails in society.
From here, we want our wives, sisters and daughters to take Hijab but also want to visit strip club and sleep with hooker. Here, we diligently practice Saum-o-Salat on one hand, but also keep pornos in our phones and computers.
It is the high time to re-evaluate ourselves and our character. We can never be a developed until we remain stuck in such tiny thorns.
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