Body pleasure and the origins of violence

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Vol/Iss. 31 (29) Published In Pages: 10-20
By Prescott, James W.


In societies where premarital sex is strongly punished, community size is larger, slavery is present, societal complexity is high, personl crime is high, class stratification is high, incidence of theft is high, extramarital sex is punished, wives are purchased, castration anxiety is high, bellicosity is extreme, sex disability is high, killing, torturing and mutilating the enemy is high, narcissism is high, exhibitionistic dancing is emphasized, there are small extended families, longer postpartum sex taboos, and a high god in human morality (14)


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