I believe a major reason organisms that produce sexually are the majority, rather than those that reproduce asexually, is the incentive for connection — I think that can propel and sustain groups of organisms. Organisms are hyper aware of one another, and drawn to connection, and an organism having more sentience only makes the draw more of an obsession, a weakness giving way to neuroses. I feel like the nature of the experience of life is a constant reminder of how alone and vulnerable you are as an organism, and sex inherently tries to control that, rather than accept the nature of your existence as an individual. I think sex and following the desire for connection can leave a very sentient organism stagnant. I think that is what we all are looking for — stagnation — something unchanging because it is comfortable, but that has never been, and never will be the nature of things. I think sex and connection are trivialized to such a degree in our culture despite it being our weakest spot. Performative sex is the norm, and it's the only reference we have to sex. Sex is supposed to be a celebration of your existence, a comfort that makes you feel safe, where you can feel suspended, unchanging, and raptured into another's power. It is a selfish want that can be redeemed and made holy through mutual submission, praise, and admiration. […] We need to dismantle everything around masculinity.