Sex As The Meaning Of Life? Yes!

Sex has great power in a person’s life. In addition to being an indispensable act of evolution, it brings many positive aspects to man. It has a positive effect on our physical and mental well-being. The ancient hedonists already knew that it could give a deeper meaning to our lives. Western scientists are finding out about how sex can help us find the meaning of life.


  • Hedonism aka teaching of pleasure
  • Sex that gives meaning to our lives
  • Results of an American study of sex as the meaning of life
  • Cultivation of sexuality as a way to a meaningful life

Hedonism aka teaching of pleasure

Hedonism is a philosophical teaching of pleasure as the main motive for human action. The name is based on the Greek word hédoné or pleasure. It is divided into two stages. The first is psychological hedonism, which is the view that humans are psychologically constructed in such a way that we exclusively desire pleasure. According to this theory, all actions are aimed at achieving pleasure and avoiding suffering.

Then there is ethical hedonism which is the view that our fundamental moral obligation is to maximize pleasure or happiness. Such an opinion was allegedly held by Eudoxos of Knidus, a famous Greek mathematician and Aristotle’s older contemporary. Aristotle says of him that Eudoxos considered pleasure to be the highest good, because he saw that everything reasonable and unreasonable was directed at it.

The ideas of hedonists are followed by the modern ethic of utilitarianism. Utilitarianism is based on the principle of usefulness for all participants in a given action. He finds the goal and measure of human behavior is to seek prosperity, benefit, and conversely, to reduce pain and suffering. The founder of utilitarianism was Jeremy Bentham – a British legal theorist, enlightenment philosopher, radical social reformer and a great critic of human rights.

Sex that gives meaning to our lives

A recent study by George Mason of the American University defines sex as the combination of body enjoyment with mind enjoyment. According to scientist-psychologist Tod Kashdan and his colleagues, such a combination can help a person find meaning in life.

The question of what makes sense in our lives has been addressed by scholars since ancient times. Is happiness a pleasure for the body, or is a better life focused on study and contemplation?

The camps of philosophers thus divided into two camps. Hedonists, for whom the meaning of life is pleasure coming more from the activity of the body. And those who subscribe to the teaching of eudaimonia, which finds meaning and pleasure more so in the activity of the mind.

The study, led by Professor Kashdan, is revolutionary in that it asks whether sex could not belong to both groups and, above all, that sexual activity can lead to an increase in the meaning of life.

Study results:

  • Sex leads to a positive mood and an overall feeling of fulfillment.
  • Sexual activity increases the sense of meaning in life.
  • Positive feelings after intense sex can persist for up to 12 days.
  • Sex not only satisfies our physical desires, it also pleases our souls.
  • A new view of sex as a meaningful relationship between two people that brings fulfillment, security and meaning.
  • The better the sex, the greater the mental enjoyment.

Cultivation of sexuality as a way to a meaningful life

In order to elevate sexual intercourse from a boring regular act to an experience that gives meaning to our lives, we need to cultivate and develop sexuality. Modern times offer countless opportunities to get to know your own body and find out what it does and doesn’t do well.

There are countless courses and seminars where you can learn with your partner (serious or casual) how to maximize the pleasure of your body, mind and soul through sexual intercourse.

The most modern erotic toys such as realistic sex dolls or virtual erotic games are definitely worth a try.

So if you are feeling a sense of meaningless in your life, reach for one of the most natural and enjoyable activities – sex. Embark on an adventurous journey of discovery, at the end of which you will find a treasure in the form of a good mood, a positive attitude towards the world and the feeling that life makes sense.



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