By Herb Goldberg
Herb Goldberg, (born July 14, 1937) is the writer of the booklet What males nonetheless have no idea approximately girls, Relationships, and Love, formerly authored the risks of Being Male: Surviving the parable of Masculine Privilege (1975), regarding the formative men's circulation. He was once a professor emeritus of psychology at California kingdom collage, l. a. and a training psychologist in la.
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Indeed, a state most men have experienced at some time in their lives before they allowed their sexual spontaneity to be mired Every it is in intellectualizaticms about "sexuality," derailed by abstrac- about "meaningful relationships" and "sharing," alienated from their own experience by a destructive emphasis on techniques, and numbed by scientific teachings about the physiology of the woman and himself. That, to my mind, is tions the essence of ment much of the so-called new —the "progress" and the problem.
This harks back to early memories of being called "homy" or feeling like an animal because they aggressively lusted after a "nice" girl. Surely, the changes in the male psyche will require a revolution in the evaluation of his sexual patterns and desires. Male Homosexuality Most "straight" males are terrified of the experience of homono matter how liberated they may be in their think- sexuality, ing. Reports on heterosexual group-sex experiences invariably indicate that the men studiously avoid sexual contact with each other, preferring instead to watch the women have sex between themselves.
The relationship, by being laden with repressed negative feelings, becomes increasingly more distant and cold. The "nice" male lover, therefore, becomes less passionate, spontaneous, and close to his wife or partner. The phenomenon of mother transference is another powerful barrier to sexual satisfaction within the marital relationship. Our culture has become largely matriarchal. In most cases, father has become a secondary part of the family structure. Often he is working at one of two jobs or is glued to the television set.