Originally Posted by mlc82
Why then should anyone do anything that's fun, or can cause an endorphin release? Something, anything, that you enjoy doing can cause the release of chemicals that drugs can as well... Again, this sounds eerily like religion to me- "Doing anything that feels good physically is a nasty, evil act- It might feel good to your body but will destroy you spiritually!"
My belief system doesn't assume that in every pleasure evil is hidden. And of course you are right - it would be rather stupid to avoid any activity that leads to the release of natural drugs. Then you would become inactive! And even writing/reading this forum would not be allowed (something must be released during that - I can feel it
) But there is a question - what's the point of any pleasure? Is there any hierarchy of pleasures? If there is then maybe striving for any lower pleasure robs you off pleasure of higher type? Simply because your time is finite and doing one thing you are not doing the other?
Shamou: your definition of sex differs from mine. For me sex is not a psychophysiological phenomenon but something more complex. I find a psychophysiological perspective very flat and narrow. We are something more than animals with well-developed brains. I think that boys had more pleasure from squeezing the lemon in XIX century than today, because it was forbidden fruit and then they were playing with devil not only with their ♥♥♥♥♥.