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The Function of the Orgasm: Discovery of the Orgone Paperback – May 1 1986
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About the Author
Wilhelm Reich, a native of Austria, was born in 1897. His many other works include Listen, Little Man!, Character Analysis, and The Mass Psychology of Fascism. He died in 1957.
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Nothing to do with the endless numbers of books that come up when one puts in the keyword "orgasm" in any search machine...
It's not about trying to improve your orgasm or trying improve your sex-skills or trying to become that lover that will be able to seduce every female. On the contrary, based on the function of orgasm which is parallelised with that of relaxation it discusses how through, not trying, but SURRENDERING to the function of orgasm one can let go, may unblock muscular and character armouring in that experience, and perhaps unexpectedly but naturally come to a new way of perceiveing life.
Despite the fact that it may be necessary for the reader to be slightly familiar with Reich and his terminology (or psychoanalysis in general) I undoubtedly recomend it to someone who wonders why humanity looks blocked, stressed and cannot let matters go. Why humanity is afraid to surrender to nature and thus discover its function and power, instead of persistently trying to conquer it...
I am afraid I cannot resist to reply to a previous reviewer. Yes, one may say that this book briefly says "Make love, not war", like everyone college freshman says.
"Make love, not war". Simple stuff, nothing new, we know the possible biological, psychological and social threads that turn acts of love to acts of war and if we look around us we can see that humanity has turned this knowledge into lived-life, humanity's life is in harmony with nature...
I don't think so...
Basically the main point of the book is that repressed sexual energy causes violence and wars. The solution is to have more orgasms. Written in impossible prose, you feel like a fool for wading through it long enough to figure out what Reich is talking about. Any college freshman will tell you that people go to war because they don't have enough sex.
It's almost more believable when Reich says it, but not much. Interesting footnote from the post-Freudian days of psychology and definitely better than Jung, but not much to offer in this text. I haven't read the other Reich texts, so I can't speak for everything that Reich has written.
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Wilhelm Reich doesn't have the best reputation these days, but then again, his reputation was never that good. Read morePublished on Dec 24 2001 by Mark Golden
Wilhelm Reich was many things in his lifetime- a student of Freud, a political activist, a research scientist, and an inventor. Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2001 by Robert Olsen
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