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Title Montrose Voice, No. 320-B, December 12, 1986
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
  • Wyche, Linda
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date December 12, 1986
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Transcript 12 MONTROSE VOICE/DECEMBER 12, 1986 One Plus One The Thought Connection By Christine Burton About the time that agriculture was becoming the in-thing, men began to think it would be nice for each man to have his own wife. While she tended the bear-broth bubbling over the fire, the little woman could wipe the noses of his offspring, a task he had found to be tedious. And since deities are an imaginative reflection of the lives ofthe people who invent them, the concurrent in-thing was monotheism. Man invented one god that was an image of man himself, full of wrath when man was angry, and benign when man got his own way and was in a good humor. Along with the ownership of land and one wife, the construct of heterosexual monogamy really made a man top dog. Perhaps that made sense to evolving male humans then. But after having tried for thousands of years to make men faithful, evolving female humans now recognize that the species to which we belong is not monogamous, and she goes out and has a little fun on her own, (Many persons have only one mate, but the topic of this column is the species.) Thousands of years of ecclesiastical threats of hell-fire, and thousands of years of inculcated customs and traditions, have failed. The strongest state ment ofthe sexual revolution: Perhaps it was a mistake to try to make monogamy the in-thing. Organized religion responded to the sexual revolution by blaming homosexuals for the destruction ofthe "'sanctity of the home" (whatever that is) and pleading for society to return to "traditional values" (whatever they are), and politicos pirate the rhetoric of the eccle- siatics. The combo threatens all human freedom. But the bottom line is: Humankind is not monogamous and never was. Homo sapiens is the sexiest species that has ever existed. We are not limited by the est rous cycle. We have memory of sexual enjoyments, and an imagination that can evoke an astounding variety of sexual excitements, any one of which can arouse us in an instant. A stable Food supply that is enriched with vitamins increases our sexual energy. Technological and industrial production of goods and services give us the time and the leisure to make sex our most sought- after entertainment. And psychiatry tells us that repression is not healthful; we are urged to satisfy our sexual appetites. Sex is good for us. Deep within the genetic memory of each of us. some more aware of it than others, is the ancient imprint that sex ual activity is free of responsibility. It is ^2t>** Wed: Strip Contest with MC. Maude 10pm Fri: Montrose Men 10 & 12 pm / MC Maude Sat: Muscles in Action 10 & 12pm 428 Westheimer - 529-2506 the memory of the primitive time in our evolutionary life when copulation was a quick response to the odor of another member of the same species, an act as casual as stuffing leaves into your mouth when you were hungry, as casual as scratching the itch of insects that infested your fur. Nor was sex personal. It was the simple connecting of body parts to body parts to feel the release of physical pressures. Performed unselfconsciously in view of the troop that paid no attention, the sex act was mindless, it had no significance. Our genetic memories remind us it is our nature to be sexually irresponsible. There are those who reason: therefore it is our right. That instinct for primitive anonymous sex leads men to hath houses and tea parties, and both men and women to group sex and pornography. It is the memory of ancient sex Fortunes Monogamy can become boring, even to those who want nothing else, particularly if they live together ual freedom that impels people, whether or not they are involved in committed monogamous relationships, towards affairs, prostitutes and one night stands. No amount of moral condemnation is going to excise the genetic memory and no amount of legislation is going to control our sexual behavior. Now. a viral mutant has brought us AIDS. To protect ourselves against infection we are urged to have only one sex partner. Therapists are upholding the advantages ofthecommitted, monogamous relationship. Books are written and seminars arc held on how to main- lain independence within a relationship. Monogamy is beginning to be the in-thing. Fear of AIDS may prove to be a more powerful pressure than fear of hell. Rut how can one sex partner satisfy those who want more than one'.' Where there is a will there is a way Many sate sex practices are being developed by men who are determined to avoid AIDS. Many women are avoiding "high risk" sexual activity. A number of individuals have a mutual commitment with one sex partner, while each of them continues to live alone and have their independent social ife. Because repeated pleasure tends to lessen one's appreciation of it. monogamy can become boring, even to those who want nothing else, particularly if they live together. To have sex wilh the same person, in the same bed. and only The Pot Pie (formerly Westheimer Cafe) Early Bird Special llpm-7am 2 eggs, 2 pancakes, 2 sausage and 2 bacon $2»» Come and See Our Almost Finished New Look a( intervals permitted by the work schedule, takes primitive impulsiveness out of sex. that high we experience with a new sex partner or while we are falling in love. The constant and exclusive companionship of only one person can lead to apathy, and to cloning, which is the death knell of any joy that monogamy might offer. Few mongamous couples expect the thrill to last. They speak of the emotional comforts of "settling down," scarcely remembering there was a time when they wouldn't have settled for comfort. We think that love is a matter of luck. However, if monogamists arc to enjoy high sexual excitement and intensity of love, they must do more than hope for happiness: they must tend their relationships. The human brain today retains the physical structures of its evolution: the reptilian brain, where emotion began; the mammalian brain, where the specific emotion of love began; and finally the thinking brain, which we are going to have to use more if we are lo evolve into a monogamous species Evolution is not a mystery. A mutant occurs. Those life forms that can adjust to its demands survive. It is an awesome thought, hut those people who will not practice safe sex will not survive and thus the human species may eventually become monogamous, reluctant thanks to AIDS. Syndicated columnist Christian Burton lives m Massachusetts 1525 Westheimer \ Offering to the first Ten New Clients a free haircut. Call for appt. Merry Christmas Thanks for Your Support > ' SALON 1515V2 Dunlavy - 522-7866 2 Aries are Better than 1 By Mark Orion For Friday evening. Dec. 12. through Monday. Dec. 15. 1986: ARIES—Pool your resources with those of one certain other. Each of you has talents that together in concert can produce beautiful harmony. Latter days see a sharpened focus clearing the way for a new perspective TAURUS—Mirrors are big this weekend. Go ahead and explore the many reflections. Learn how to move in and out of the maze without getting confused— that's the trick. You can doit. While you're seeing the many sides of yourself, let others see them, too. GEMINI —Household affairs are to the fore. Company, home improvements and pre-spring cleaning may be on the agenda, too. Pay bills, make needed calls and run errands. A busy weekend, CANCER —You're an optimist, so it's only natural that you notice the bright side However, if you've been hiding behind rose-colored glasses, get ready. They're about to come off Days close to gasps and snorts LEO—You know what you want for yourself and for your lover. If you keep moving things in the right direction, you can make every day of the month Valentine's Day You learn to appreciate appreciation, VIRGO—Be honest with yourself. No sugar-coating the facts, please Betrueto your ethics and conscience. You could be making out a new budget in light of recent financial information Should be good. LIBRA Double-check your budget and your bank balance. Avoid pigs in the poke these days Prepare for contingencies so that a sudden message won't be such a surprise. Days shimmy to a stop with mixed reviews. SCORPIO—Your "private eyes" are watching someone, and you feel like taking an unusual risk. Make sure that what you want is just that: what you want Don't chase your own tail. Learn how to be competitive in the right places SAGITTARIUS—Keep on top of all your affairs Don't get behind and don't give anyone the chance to nag you. Look your best for a certain social function CAPRICORN Give gossip your whole-hearted non-support. Avoid trivia And take note of everything going on around you, not just in your own circle. Play your cards right and you get the pot AQUARIUS-The self-confidence and independence that others see in you can be a real inspiration. Enjoy being something, like the ultimate big brother. Don't take advantage of this position with someone who doesn't know you very well, though PISCES You've a spot of work to complete, do it up right Then, a rather important meeting could clear the air Later, you may be offered a partnership of sorts Pay special attention to any financial angles £fe
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