Tag Archives: social structure

The Sexual Revolution

The Sexual Revolution (subtitled inside: “Toward a Self-Governing Character Structure”) by Wilhelm Reich, translated by Therese Pol, is part of the collection at the Reading Room.

Wilhelm Reich The Sexual Revolution

“Sexuality vs. Society

Reich’s theory of orgone energy—that total mental and physical health is impossible in the absence of complete sexual gratification—is perhaps the most radical, most widely acclaimed theory of contemporary psychology.

In THe Sexual Revolution, Freud’s most controversial disciple shows that orgone energy cannot be suppressed without permanent damage to the social structure. And that only when the genital rights of adults and adolescents are protected by law will there be no need for external regulation of the individual, for, indeed, one who is biologically satisfied has no impulses which call for moral inhibition.” — front matter