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Five Grades of Sexual Interaction

June 26, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 200


Sexual reproduction evolved early in evolutionary history as a means to perpetuate races and species. It is a means of exchange of genetic material between members of the same species. This exchange of genetic material in one or the other way has been seen in all types of organisms ranging from viruses and bacteria to human beings. Biologists interpret sexual reproduction as essential to maintain vigor and vitality of races and species. Therefore sexual reproduction may be seen as survival mechanism for perpetuation of races and species.

In all species except human beings, sexual activities are self-regulating. But in humans instead of involuntary regulation of sexual activities, with evolution of self-awareness humans have been conferred the ability to voluntarily regulate their sexual activities. Sexual pleasure is the core sentiment or the incentive or motive to indulge in acts of procreation but the primary purpose of sexual interaction remains perpetuation of races and species. In humans, sexual activities have wide-ranging repercussions on various aspects of human life. With acquisition of self-awareness or voluntary intelligence, humans are expected to act prudently and pragmatically and therefore human society has felt the need to regulate this pleasure-seeking sex drive. This need is partly because of the fidelity sentiment and partly because of the need to preserve integrity of the lowest level of human organization i.e. family and several other reasons.

However humans endowed with propensity towards reckless sexual activities, often choose to act sentimentally and not pragmatically and prudently. Some of the authorities in the field of Psychology even identify sexual deprivation as the reason behind all psychiatric ailments. Depending upon attendant circumstances, human sexual interaction can be classified in to five grades which are as under:-

1. Grade1 - Sex for money Sexual interaction takes place only because of some reward in the form of cash or kind. Numerous examples are commonly seen for example Prostitution, screen sex indulged in by actors and models, sex to secure business contracts, sex to obtain other material favors.

2. Grade2 - Sex for the sake of sex Both the partners have a biological urge and no other emotional or material relationship. They engage each other sexually only to satisfy the physical need. Both the partners do not suffer from any inhibition to prevent them from having sex. For them it is just for the sake of fun and no other reason. None of the partners carries any historical baggage after the encounter. Examples are: one night stand, sex buddies etc. Sex buddies are basically engaged in some pursuit because of which they are avoiding any committed relationship but still have a sexual urge which they need to satisfy. So they explicitly agree to mutually satisfy this need without entering into any sentimental or material or otherwise binding relationship.

3. Grade3 - Impulsive Sex Both partners are sentimentally hooked by each other and at the spur of the moment that they have a strong sexual desire which must be met there and then. All inhibitions go hay wire. So two individuals indulge in transient sexual relationship. Most of the persons indulging in this kind of activity have a liberal attitude towards sex and look upon it as a pleasure seeking activity.

4. Grade4 - Compulsive sex Partners are locked under such circumstances that sex is inevitable such as live in relationship, keeps, between lovers etc. This is generally a prolonged relationship but without any matrimonial relationship.

5. Grade5 - Post marital sex This is sexual relationship between husband and wife. This sexual activity meets social approval. Here the element of mutual commitment is the factor driving sexual interaction. This grade of sexual interaction is socially recognized, confers legal rights and several socioeconomic privileges. It takes care of several short-term and long-term human needs and interests. Post marital sex also satisfies the human sentiment of fidelity or exclusivity in sexual relationship. It makes the relationship intimate and is often the glue that helps sustain matrimonial relationship. Survival of family is crucial to parental care and care of the elderly.

Finally it is for you to select among various options and to pass value judgments if any.

Author: Dr Mahesh C. Jain is a practicing medical doctor has written the book "Encounter of Science with Philosophy - A synthetic view". The book begins with first chapter devoted to scientifically valid concept of God and then explains cosmic phenomena right from origin of nature and universe up to origin of life and evolution of man. The book includes several chapters devoted to auxiliary concepts and social sciences as corollaries to the concept of God. This article is inspired by author's understanding of nature.


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