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Academia seems torn between utter decadence and Spanish Inquisition-like puritanism. Peter Wood discusses Higher Sex Ed:
Educate about “sexual harassment and sexual violence” on one hand, and promote sexual license and vulgarity on the other hand? This may not be a complete contradiction, but it is pretty close to one. License and restraint are awkward partners. Campus culture currently decrees that we should want both: It decrees that we should strive to liberate students from conventional morality in favor of free-wheeling sexual expression, while at same time we should instill an ethic of male restraint hedged by severe penalties.
Containing one's sexual and romantic impulses is one of the more difficult things that adult humans are called upon to do in civilized life. Academia reflects that human challenge in warning guys never to touch a girl on their way to their exciting Porn and Perversion Studies class.
Articulate and well reasoned.
Both Psyche and Eros were gods. Freud argued that to live a well-balanced life, psyche (representing reason) and eros (passion) need be united; they fall in love with each other. Eros is also playful as he is often represented.
What Wood recounts is profound hypocrisy on the campus. Part of this, only part, is a legacy of American Puritanism: on the one hand proclaiming overrestraint of (sexual) impulses, while on the other reacting against this with almost pornographic glee, such as one sees in pop music.