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Psychosexual dysfunctions in Russia

Vladimir Illyich Lenin, the father of the Communist Revolution in Russia, argued that in order for humanity to rise from its lethargy and vile class-based exploitation, our aesthetic and sexual pleasures that made us lack the ruthlessness needed to destroy the bourgeois order would need to be sacrificed. Revolutionary vigilance required that we reshape our nature to become something better. The mantra of Leninists of Russia confirmed their belief that insatiable sexual drive was in the nature of humans. To Lenin, sexuality was a detriment that was hindering the progress of society. Only through straightjacketing our sexual urges could a more selfless person be conceived that was no longer a slave to both capitalism and sexual passions. The idea of disciplining sexual urges as a means to become a ìbetterî person was not new in civilization. The Samurai warriors lived by the code of self-restraint from sexuality with the intent that control of necessary urges symbolized extra human will and dignity. However, repressive Leninist approach to taming sexuality was different than the voluntary admission into sexual abstinence to cultivate your honor. As hindsight has demonstrated, communist theory was never rooted in pragmatism. Communist society institutionalized a repressive silence on sex. It was in government policy that sexual urges could be marginalized through manual labor and elevating a spirit of the community over the self.  Suffice to say, many psychosexual dysfunctions and disorders suffered by contemporary Russians are traced back to such repressive and ignorant policies.

Psychosexual dysfunctions in Russia

Psychosexual dysfunctions in Russia

In his 1995 book The Sexual Revolution in Russia, Igor Kon categorized the communist policy in Russia into four parts: First, from the wake of the Russian Revolution in 1917 to the early Stalinist years, the main characteristic of communist policy towards sexuality concerned the disintegration of the family and the establishment of full legal and social gender equality for women. However, this policy became more difficult for the state to control than
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The Psychosexual dysfunctions in Turkey

Concerning his secular legacy, the founder of the Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Atatürk once wrote: “I am not leaving a spiritual legacy of dogmas, unchangeable petrified directives. If those people who wish to follow me after I am gone take the reason and science as their guides they will be my true spiritual heirs.” A secular republic as stipulated by its Constitution in a predominantly Muslim country, social change in Turkey in the form of technological innovation or cultural diffusion have always been viewed in terms of reconciling the devout secular nature of the state with the Muslim beliefs of its people. The story of Turkish political society reveals much about the sexual behaviors of Turkish: caught somewhere between the Western attitudes towards sexuality and an Islamic interpretation of it. The Turkish cultural mosaic is rooted in multiple value systems which are reflected in their diverse attitudes and views on psychosexual dysfunctions.

The Psychosexual sweet dysfunctions in Turkey

The Psychosexual sweet dysfunctions in Turkey

Psychosexual dysfunctions are defined as disturbances of sexual functioning caused by mental and emotional difficulties. Psychosexual dysfunctions in Turkey are extensions of the cultural, economic, and political conflicts between value systems that are seen to be perpetually antagonistic towards one another. On a political front, this is most apparent. In 1998, the Turkish Welfare Party, which was sympathetic towards the implementation of Islamic Law, was shut down on the grounds of violating constitutional obligations to respect Turkey’s strict secular principles. Even the current Prime Minister,
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Psychosexual dysfunctions in The Philippines

The conservative attitudes of the Filipino people towards sexuality are rooted in many factors, from its colonial history, its religious institutions, and its unstable governments. As in many other places across the world, many sexual taboos in the Philippines are rapidly melting due to increasing accessibility of mass media and the new ideas that it cultivates, particularly from Western influences. It is only appropriate that psychosexual health of Filipinos is yet again being transformed by foreign influences given its history has been largely characterized by interference. Traditional sexual views in Filipinos are strongly influenced by centuries of influence by Islamic culture, Chinese migrants, Spanish Catholic values, and today the tremendous American and Western influence that accompanies the process of globalization. For better or for worse, all of these cultures contributed in molding the collective attitudes of the Filipino population in establishing their attitudes to sexuality. The psychosexual dysfunctions suffered in the Philippines even today reveal much about its people through the lens of culture, religion, and history.

Psychosexual dysfunctions in The Philippines

Psychosexual dysfunctions in The Philippines

Religion holds a central place in the life of the majority of Filipinos. Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, and the Bah·’Ì Faith have all been introduced and are practiced in the Philippines. However, missionary activity during the Philippineís colonial rule by Spain and the United States transformed the Philippines into a predominantly Christian nation. Today, 90% of Filipinos belong to the Christian faith, with 81% belonging to Roman Catholicism. The Roman Catholic Church exercises great influence on the Filipino political and social landscape. For example, concerning abortion laws in the Philippines, the current criminal code penalizes with
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Psychosexual dysfunctions in Japan

Japan’s declining birth rate is among the biggest concerns for modern Japanese. Expected to lose 21% of its population by 2050, the economic, political, and social implications of this population collapse is potentially massive for Japan. Why is the population of the country with the second largest economy in the world suffering? Among the reasons blamed is the lack of governmental investment in child rearing programs, a more unstable economic environment with the rise of other Asian economies, and shifting roles for females in modern Japanese society. But there is something that reveals much more about sexuality and attitudes towards sex in Japan. Experts fear Japan is on the verge of a demographic disaster because of sexless marriages. The psychosexual dysfunctions suffered by Japanese that contribute to the sexless marriages have always been regulated by the moral codes of society. Their fundamental attitude towards sexuality and sexless mentality that has been ingrained into Japanese collective thought over centuryís time.

Psychosexual dysfunctions in Japan

Psychosexual dysfunctions in Japan

It is impossible to discern current Japanese psychosexual health from its cultural evolution. When people discuss Japanese history, there is an immediate gravitation towards the Samurai ruling period, or the rise of the Japanese soldier class. When discussing psychosexual dysfunctions in Japan, that is not a bad place to start. Influenced by Confucius beliefs, the Samurai warriors lived by the code of self-restraint, behavioral control, and moral ethics. As a result, adults and children of this class rejected sexuality as an expression of human passions. For Samurais, it was a challenge of strength to be something more than common and self-control of the certain bodily fluids symbolized extra human will and dignity. Most Japanese did not practice such sexual self-restraint. But, in the hierarchical and
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