Date: August 10, 2017
This selection from “In Self Defense: The Life and Times of An Atheist BoyLover…Memoirs and Ethos”, has been narrated by Rocco White. Please enjoy the listen, or read along if you like…or need to.
Probably one of the more intriguing things about the human species…is that, regardless of our level of mental sophistication, we are not born with an innate understanding, on how to have sex.
Most life forms which sexually mate, are capable of engaging in this activity, no matter how primitive their brain…or low their IQ…
Of course…there are some obvious things about the human anatomy, which humans will work out for themselves, if given the chance to explore them…After all…what would most people conclude, when having the vagina [a body orifice] and an erect penis?…They obviously fit together…and they are in the same region of the body…They both feel amazing, when stimulated.
With social norms, roles and clothing…the human being has removed itself, from that direct level of exposure, which defines the lives of all other known animals.
Many individual humans have not known about sex until somewhat late in their life…because they grew up in an environment, where sex was scrubbed from all outward, social consciousness…Whereas previous generations might have regularly seen their parents mating…these people had no concept of sex, because that is how their environment was structured for them…They were brought up to be unaware.
Is this a natural phenomena, or a cultural one?…Honestly, I don’t know…Maybe it is both…But I do know, it serves as an impediment to what we are biologically “programmed” to do.
The fundamental thing every species has in common…is that it exists to reproduce, and keep expanding in volume. Of course, species go extinct…but, ideally for their DNA, it keeps reproducing…Whether or not this always proves useful in every circumstance, is another issue…Yes, balance is important to survival…But the fact remains…The primary function of life, is to reproduce…thus, helping to ensure it’s broader survival…It doesn’t, necessarily, care about the individual…Which is why we must take care, and be mindful, in the way we individually deal with our sexuality.
What happens when individual humans have been severed from this?…
…The drive is still there…but the knowledge and wisdom are not…
There are a few ways to look at pedophilia, as an evolutionary aid…
…One is the obvious, of sexual education…and the passing down of sexual ethics…through physical intimacy, with a child…learning through exposure and practice.
…Another is the “kick starting” of sexuality, when the individual may otherwise remain ignorant of sexual activity.
…A third possibility, concerns itself more with the broader species, and the fact that young females do not easily survive pregnancy…whereas males sexually mature, at a comparatively quick rate. These boys can be paired with older females [arguably, another form of “pedophilia”], or they could be paired with someone else, who enjoys helping them manage their natural sex drive…until same aged females become more fitting sexual companions.
…And, of course, there is a fourth possibility…which says that pedophilia provides natural motivation, in the care for orphaned children…It could be the determining factor in a child’s survival, where nobody else wants [or is able] to care for that child.
Did pedophilia develop because of these things?…Did it develop in order to counterbalance, sexual ignorance?…Is pedophilia a social safety net, provided by the natural world?
…I know a lot of people are going to roll their eyes, and imagine I’m being “too lofty” in my estimations on pedophilia…
…But, in doing these things, the pedophile is not advancing his own DNA…To that extent, it’s a completely selfless pursuit…And it makes no sense, that DNA which behaves a certain way in other people, makes us behave in a fundamentally different way…Unless our DNA is directing us to play a different role, in the survival of our species.
I believe that pedophilia is, in fact, a direct product of biological human evolution…
…It serves practical and vital functions…It’s neither moral, nor immoral, in it’s mere state of existence…But many people have been brought to believe, that it is obsolete [and worse still…somehow “predatory”] in the modern world.
Pedophilia has served a productive role, in the historical survival of the human species…And it still lingers on, despite extreme persecution…Which strongly indicates, that there remains a current human need for it.
That this “hidden” strength within our species has become seen as “predatory”, can only be attributed to gross ignorance of its historical utility…and to the fallout of cultures, who have forgotten how to incorporate pedophiles in their daily lives.