A Specific Pathology

So, I’m still wrapping my mind around a man who figures criminalizing sex outside of marriage is OK.  I’m trying to imagine how he thinks that would work, or if it’d work in our society, or . . .

Well the truth is, people like him aren’t thinking.

There’s a strain of people who are absolutely obsessed with everyone else’s sex life.  They’re worried who you’re having it with, if you use contraception, if you’re gay or straight, and more.  They certainly go on about everyone else’s love lives over and over again, and are focused on regulating it, controlling it, and owning it.

I think it’s time to admit this.

These people have a sexual pathology.  They have a problem.  They have a disorder.

Their obsession with controlling other people’s sex lives is an obsession that clearly makes them unable to function effectively in society.  They must control and regulate everyone else, and thus bring conflict.  They show a truly unhealthy interest in other people’s lives that shows signs of obsessive behavior.  In several cases they show paranoia as they detail what others do and what’s wrong with them.

They shouldn’t be listened to.  They have problems.

And sadly, I’m not sure how sarcastic this post is, because look, something is wrong with these people.

– Steven Savage

Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach.  He blogs on careers at http://www.fantopro.com/, nerd and geek culture at http://www.nerdcaliber.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at https://www.stevensavage.com/.