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  1. #1 Isaac Newton 
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    And many other people in our history/modern civilization have been or are virginal. If we are to assume the entire purpose of the organism is to replicate how then can one be a "virgin" and still feel the drive to attain in society. The premise of any motion towards an idea, lets say, is driven by a subconscious motive of reproduction or conscious.

    One question I would ask is did Isaac Newton masturbate or others who restrain from sexual activities with another persons.

    Is there a person on this planet who does not masturbate or a culture.

    What happens when you remove the reproductive organs of lets say a male.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Schizo
    And many other people in our history/modern civilization have been or are virginal. If we are to assume the entire purpose of the organism is to replicate how then can one be a "virgin" and still feel the drive to attain in society. The premise of any motion towards an idea, lets say, is driven by a subconscious motive of reproduction or conscious.

    One question I would ask is did Isaac Newton masturbate or others who restrain from sexual activities with another persons.

    Is there a person on this planet who does not masturbate or a culture.

    What happens when you remove the reproductive organs of lets say a male.
    Richard Dawkins, in The Selfish Gene points out that, though natural selection acts upon genes, creating situations whereby reproduction devices (humans, other animals et al) are created, nevertheless it does not mean that those reproduction devices themselves view reproduction as their primary, or sole, purpose.

    For most animals (and in fact for humans before sex education) the acts of coitus and childbirth are not instinctively linked to each other. Coitus is something that motivates a lot of animals, childbirth tends to motivate the mother (or, in cases like those legendary seahorses, the father, and amongst humans, sometimes both).

    Humans have, however, other motivations too: good food, foot rubs, a comfortable bed, wall-to-wall MTV or whatever. And these can easily outweigh the desire/drive to engage in sexual activity. Whilst this means that the person, or geneplex, in question does not reproduce, as long as that person doesn't mind, what's the difference?

    With regard to masturbation itself, and Isaac's proclivities, I suspect there isn't evidence enough to tell.

    When you remove the reproductive organs of a male you get a eunuch. There is little indication that this makes too much of a difference to the sexual drive of humans. In cats, however, it can effect a significant behavioural change. Different strokes eh?


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    One question I would ask is did Isaac Newton masturbate?
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    You pointed out something which was obvious but I did not include into my understanding when I wrote the thread; in basic words children are not sexual before a certain period of time. That confuses me simply because I still hold the belief that humans are reproductive and that all stimuli is in aid to that reproductive nature.

    You mentioned that stimuli can be found in other areas; which is true; however I believe that all stimuli is an act of reinforcing certain fundamentals of the mind which ultimately result in reproduction.

    As for eunuchs, you are telling me that a human will remain sexually attracted after having their genitals removed; that is a hell the likes of which I never wish to venture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schizo

    You mentioned that stimuli can be found in other areas; which is true; however I believe that all stimuli is an act of reinforcing certain fundamentals of the mind which ultimately result in reproduction.
    You might believe that, schizo, but my point was, vide Dawkins, that only in certain (perhaps the majority) of cases do these stimuli reinforce reproduction, not in every case. This allows for apparently non-reproductive lifetimes that need not be considered anomalies needing 'curing' or fixing. That's all.
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