We know that young men are only getting more and more fed up with women so young men will do things like refuse to get married, only deal with women when they want to grudge fuck them, etc. Some young men will ask why bother having anything to do with women at all and choose to go ghost. Of those young men some will take extreme measures to make sure they can’t be manipulated by women such as this young man referenced in a comment at Dalrock’s blog:
GunnerQ says “What we’re seeing is young men learning to turn off their sex drives for their own sanity.”
I’ve heard of this. On a recent camping trip, one of the guys was telling us about how his 28 year old son had started taking antidepressants. His son has never suffered from depression but told his dad he was able to say the right things and get a prescription. He’s taking them to try and kill his sex drive because he’s simply tired of pursing women with no success. The dad is upset and angry. His son is reasonably attractive, a working professional with a decent income, but all the girls he asks out turn him down, or if he does go out they want to have sex right away and his son wants to wait until marriage. So instead of being tempted with porn or fornication he’s cutting out the source of his temptation. We were all talking about the morality of this. Is it wrong to kill one’s sex drive to avoid marriage or immorality?
I had expected to hear about this sort of thing sooner or later, but reading it is a bit of shock. It does make sense for the young man in the comment. He knows better than to get married, but because of his faith, other options aren’t available to him. I’m not sure if using antidepressants in this manner is a good idea, but given the constraints of his faith, this young man made a logical decision.
I doubt most young men will take this route in dealing with women, but it may have some popularity among religious young men who have “limited” options. I doubt this will get a positive reaction from the church. Another comment at Dalrock’s tried to seriously compare this to birth control, and that’s the tip of the iceberg. I predict that we will see pastors like Mark Driscoll screaming at men who do this. This will just lead to more men leaving the church.
More than anything else this shows just how much young men are getting fed up with women. A young man does not choose to kill his sex drive with antidepressants for trivial reasons.