The phenomenon of sexual arousal
Sexual arousal is not a purely biological phenomenon, a hypothesis that has received twofold confirmation in the form of the existence of homosexual tendencies and the enjoyment of power-play, both of which—however strictly or liberally speaking—can never come to assume a completely corporeal design. While there are those who may argue that homosexuality, by way of being only a product certain circumstances, whose nature can further be diagnosed with the assistance of investigative and psychological techniques, becomes a curable phenomenon; be that (the argument) as it may, homosexuality is a social phenomena and not a biological one, and therefore, its “eradication” will leave in its wake a social bremsstrahlung just as any attempts to alter the body’s biological imperatives—whether in measures or means—causes a side-effect.
That being said, I would choose to set aside the case of homosexuality and, with the assumption of its “case” being settled, pick up the subject of sensual power-play for discussion, an eagerness that reflects my enjoyment of the same: I enjoy being dominated as well as to dominate. With the conscious consensus of a partner, I find that I am able to achieve increased levels of pleasure and satisfaction when engaged in role-playing activities that, as a matter of discernment, constitute a non-uniformity of intentions, desires, aggression and/or will—id est, allow one partner to dominate over the other in a matter that is decidedly aphysical and emotional in its essence. While often erroneously, and much to my chagrin, being dubbed as an act of “escapism”, sensual power-play suffers from its rejection as a valid form of human expression: while being pushed toward “accepting” a behavioural garb that is closer to an act of prostitution than anything else, misguided social and cultural traditions ensure that an individual’s choice of an alternate lifestyle is condemned by the chooser himself, eventuating 1. a scenario in which such practices remain “taboo” despite being secretly common, and 2. the simultaneous muting of the voice that sought to “break free”.