the low priority of sexual pleasure

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“The low priority attached to sexual pleasure by people who lived in distant times is inexplicable unless one considers the hindrances that existed in those days, especially to the 1,000 years of misery and disease—often accompanied by some very un-sexy smells and itching—that led up to the Industrial Revolution. After the mid-nineteenth century, these hindrances start to be removed, and the great surge towards pleasure begins.”

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