Sex as sustenance

‘Sex’ is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other.

[Marquis de Sade]

This quote reminds me of an episode of Red Dwarf(1) set in a holographic ship manned by a super-intelligent holographic crew. It shows one of the many ways the above quote can be lived, at least in science fiction: Holoship – First Elevator Scene.

I like sex coupled with romantic notions and spiritual intimacy, but that is not always achievable or desirable, and I see nothing wrong with viewing sex as sustenance for the body, much like food, provided participants act responsibly and with informed consent.

(1) A science fiction sit-com started in the 80s