November 21, 2018

"What the socialist Kama Sutra tells us about sex behind the Iron Curtain/The story behind the Eastern bloc’s most popular socialist sex manual."

By Kristen R. Ghodsee (in WaPo).
So what was the appeal of the book [“Man and Woman Intimately” by the psychologist and family counselor Sigfried Schnabl], other than the obvious? For the author, it was about solving social and psychological problems. In his introduction, Schnabl explained that unhappiness in the bedroom could lead “to the development of inferiority complexes, depressions, [and] nervous complaints …” He viewed his work as a public service, explaining that a satisfying sex life must “become a reality for every citizen of our country” and that this task was “a challenge for those who are called upon to help others with their professional training and science.”...

Reflecting on why the Politburo allowed his book to be printed so widely, Schnabl suggested, “When people are happy with each other and in bed, they don’t come up with dumb political thoughts.” He speculated that sex was a cheap way for the Politburo to keep the masses placated.

Communist leaders perhaps also hoped that an officially approved sex manual would quash the black market for smuggled Western erotica.... In the Bulgarian version of “Man and Woman Intimately,” an awkward preface by the director of the Institute for Health Education explains that the government published the book because it had a duty to “socially model” appropriate sexual behaviors lest the youth collect “incompetent information” through “illegal channels.”...

46 comments:

Dave Begley said...

“When people are happy with each other and in bed, they don’t come up with dumb political thoughts.”

And that, ladies and gentlemen, explains the Clintons' perverted and criminal history in politics. Bill and Hillary were unhappy with each other in bed.

William said...

It would be worthwhile if it were illustrated with color photographs and had a chapter on lesbians.

tcrosse said...

From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.

Sebastian said...

"Bill and Hillary were unhappy with each other in bed"

Assumes facts not in evidence.

Al said...

----In the Bulgarian version of “Man and Woman Intimately,” an awkward preface by the director of the Institute for Health Education explains that the government published the book because it had a duty to “socially model” appropriate sexual behaviors lest the youth collect “incompetent information” through “illegal channels.”

Sounds like something from the Title IX office or the diversity commissars at an American university.

Bay Area Guy said...

Don't sleep with socialist women - even the good-looking ones! They are usually cray-cray.

Mr Wibble said...

Sounds like something from the Title IX office or the diversity commissars at an American university.

That's because the source of each is the same: a desire to reshape human nature to make people fit the socialist model of society.

If you look at leftwing revolutionary groups: socialists, fascists, communists, or leftwing religious movements, you see a common thread of rebelling against western bourgeoisie sexual mores.

Dave Begley said...

Sebastian:

Here's my offer of proof.

1. According to White House sources during one of their epic fights, Hillary screamed at Bill, "I need to be fucked more than twice a year."

2. Monica, blue dress.

Michael Brand said...

Lay back and think of Stalin

Darrell said...

I thought the perfect soviet man regards sex as just a natural bodily function akin to taking a shit or piss.

Darrell said...

Eroticism is a disease of the bourgeoisie.

The Bergall said...

I sense a movie in the making.................

Sebastian said...

@Begley:

"Here's my offer of proof.

1. According to White House sources during one of their epic fights, Hillary screamed at Bill, "I need to be fucked more than twice a year.""

Proof? You call that proof? You, a lawyer?

Kidding . . .

In the spirit of the season, let me take this opportunity to thank you for your comments here and for your reports from the field, here and at Powerline.

Sebastian said...

"What the socialist Kama Sutra tells us about sex behind the Iron Curtain"

"Meet New Soviet Man. Same as Old Capitalist Man"?

Dave Begley said...

Sebastian:

In the Trump era, when were the Dems ever held to a courtroom standard, viz. the Kavanaugh hearings evidence?

CBF, "I can't recall where or when and no one can back me up, but Brett Kavanaugh tried to feel me up in high school. I swear."

The messing with Monica tells me everything about the Clintons' sex lives.

Thanks for your comments. Looking forward to the 2020 campaign in Iowa.

Anita Villegas said...

Marxist media wants you to believe that women under communism had great sex. The sex is great if you aren't tired waiting in a bread line all day. The Washington Post parent company Amazon is partnering with the CIA and others, to completely overshadow our lives. They can go to hell.

traditionalguy said...

Sexual satisfaction comes from a safe intimacy, which requires boundaries respected by both the man and the woman. Ergo:Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Skippy Tisdale said...

"Reflecting on why the Politburo allowed his book to be printed so widely, Schnabl suggested, “When people are happy with each other and in bed, they don’t come up with dumb political thoughts.” He speculated that sex was a cheap way for the Politburo to keep the masses placated."

Shorter Schnabl: Sex is the opiate of the masses.

tim in vermont said...

"satisfying sex life must “become a reality for every citizen of our country” "

Which raises the question: "What is to be done?"

Jim said...

"I sense a movie in the making................." Ron Perlman as the worn out Commissar, trying to hang on and avoid being purged. Alysa Milano as the fresh faced commie babe, looking to make her 'way' into the Party leadership. Can the hard scrabble Commissar find Socialist paradise with the newly minted and willing commie cadet?

tim in vermont said...

Sex is what doomed communism. If you deny men the ability to compete for women, who are largely hypergamous, economically, they will seek power in place of money. Those unable to compete for power, a dangerous undertaking, have lost the sex incentive to work hard. Marx said that women should become indiscriminate sluts but that still leaves men with little incentive to work.

tim in vermont said...

How would Woody Allen get laid if he were restricted to making communist propaganda, instead of doing it once in a while, like the movie Ants, and was unable to earn a dollar more than the broad shouldered and narrow hipped guy moving pianos?

FIDO said...

Democrats love to stroke Socialists.

Haven't Democrats made sex boring enough without letting Bulgarian Authors tell us 'the correct way to insert the male comrades manly part into the woman comrades female area'?

Yancey Ward said...

Fifty Shades of Red.

etbass said...

"Hillary screamed at Bill, "I need to be fucked more than twice a year."

Maybe her only honest comment on record.

Yancey Ward said...

Some different positions from the text:

The Bread Queue; where you get fucked next week, if you are lucky.
The Zhiguli; where you have to fuck yourself.
The Gulag; where the state fucks you every day for 5-10 years in every position in the manual.
The Trotsky; you don't want to know.

Bay Area Guy said...

The Left wants to produce armies of ugly, angry proletariat women who seize the levers of power to force studly men to pleasure them, while ranting about the evils of capitalism and white males.

I, for one, am NOT falling for it!

n.n said...

"satisfying sex life must “become a reality for every citizen of our country”"

In the wake of China's Pro-Choice catastrophe, one-child, and resource recovery, the left-wing leaders socialized sex, barefoot, barren, and shared, to compensate for an anthropogenic imbalance of males and females. That, and immigration reform in faraway places like Africa, in an effort to compensate for the former and promote the latter. China is woke with a voracious appetite for social and economic progress (an extension of the "Great Leap").

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

sex WORKERS OF THE WORLD, UNTIE me

MadTownGuy said...

Skippy Tisdale said...

"Reflecting on why the Politburo allowed his book to be printed so widely, Schnabl suggested, “When people are happy with each other and in bed, they don’t come up with dumb political thoughts.” He speculated that sex was a cheap way for the Politburo to keep the masses placated."

Shorter Schnabl: Sex is the opiate of the masses.
"

Corollary of "Free Stuff is the opiate of the masses."

Fernandistein said...
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Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Shorter Schnabl: Sex is the opiate of the masses."

Corollary of "Free Stuff is the opiate of the masses."


Liberalism is the Hopium of Dumasses

Fernandistein said...

Two Bulgarian girl are walk down street. One have knife, one have window. They are meet soldier.

Soldier is ask first girl, "Why you have knife?"
"If you try to rape, I stab!" she say.

Soldier is ask second girl, "Why you are have window?!?"
"If you try to rape, I jump out!"

Fernandistein said...

Director of Bulgarian Institute for Health Education is walk into a bar. Bartender say, "Why so long the face?" Bulgarian Director man say, "I was think of daughter. She has been lie with soldier for potato feed baby."

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rcocean said...

Commies do it better.

Better Bed with a Red.

robother said...

In Capitalist West, top dog screws bottom dogs. In USSR, other way around.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Boris dahlink, vhat are you doink down there?

tcrosse said...

In Socialist sex, the Workers and Peasants seize the Means of Production.

n.n said...

top dog screws bottom dogs. In USSR, other way around.

No, it's still the top dog, but they screw the bottom dogs with a greater measure of equality by design, not chance.

robother said...

Comrades Stalin and Beria serviced the People selflessly, giving last ounce of their manly essence.

D 2 said...

Who, whom.

If you have to ask the question, no book is gonna help you, comrade.

Clyde said...

Yancey Ward said...
Some different positions from the text:
...
The Trotsky; you don't want to know.


Don't axe.

Josephbleau said...

Girl sees KGB man. Is pistol in pocket or are you glad of seeing me? He shoots her. Was pistol.

Yancey Ward said...

Ah, Clyde....I wish I had thought of that at the time!

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