Libido Dominandi, written by Dr. E. Michael Jones, shows how sexual liberation is a top-down scheme of political control. What you think of as “free love” or “natural biological urges” is really an extensive plan by the elites to keep you obsessed and occupied with sex. In essence, our modern society is constructed in a way to maximize your lust so that you are too weak and distracted to fight a corrupt ruling class that is stealing your birthright and nation.

This book was personal for me since I was a “victim” of sexual liberation for so long. I bought the lie that feeding my lust was the path to happiness and fulfillment when the opposite was true. While I innately knew the thesis of this book, I needed Dr. Jones to put into words the mechanism through which I embarked on a life of fornication and why it did not pay off in the way I thought it would.

Below are my favorite passages from the book. You can also watch my interview with Dr. Jones about Libido Dominandi:

Sexual liberation is a form of political control

A man has as many masters as he has vices. By promoting vice, the regime promotes slavery, which can be fashioned into a form of political control. The only question which remained was whether that slavery can be harnessed for financial and political gain and, if it could, how to do it. The best way to control man is to do so without his awareness that he is being controlled, and the best way to do that is through the systematic manipulation of the passions, because man tends to identify his passions as his own. In defending them he defends his ‘freedom,’ which he usually sees as the unfettered ability to fulfill his desires, without, for the most part, understanding how easy it is to manipulate those passions from without. It took the evil genius of this age to perfect a system of financial and political exploitation based on the insight that St. Paul and St. Augustine had into what they termed the ‘slavery of sin.’


The Enlightenment appeal to liberty invariably led to the suppression of religion, which led to the suppression of morals, which led to social chaos. This meant that those who espoused the Enlightenment with any circumspection would also have to be interested in mechanisms of social control, since the erosion of morality which invariably accompanied the proclamation of ‘freedom’ necessitated it. Freedom followed by Draconian control became the dialectic of all revolutions, and, in this regard, the sexual revolution was no exception. In fact, revolution and sexual revolution were, if not synonymous, then certainly contemporaneous, and in fact, the latter was inseparable from the former. Once the passions were liberated from obedience to the traditional moral law as explicated by the Christian religion, they had to be subjected to another more stringent, perhaps ‘scientific’ form of control in order to keep society from falling apart.


Morals meant the advent of tranquility, and tranquility meant the end of revolutionary fervor. Therefore, the state must promote immorality. Given man’s natural and inordinate inclination to pleasure, the immorality most congenial to manipulation is sexual immorality. Hence the revolutionary state must promote sexual license if it is to remain truly revolutionary and retain its hold on power.

The purpose of our sex-obsessed culture is to control you. From sexy fashions to pornography, all are meant to keep you in a permanent state of genital obsession. As you may have noticed, it’s working. Both men and women have sex burned onto their minds and shape their lives to fulfill its obtainment. Many men, such as myself, even uprooted themselves and traveled to far-away lands to amplify their sex supply. And what fruits were borne from this sex obsession? Did I improve my neighborhood or community? Did I focus on honoring my family or creating one of my own? Did I take a step back from material pleasures and focus instead on worshiping God? Sex became the primary goal in my life, and I sacrificed just about everything to get it.

The casual sex cycle

Kollontai led the life of the quintessential rootless cosmopolite. Based in Berlin, she would travel from city to city and congress to congress using her impressive language skills to propagandize for revolution. Yet, in spite of her fierce and total commitment to revolutionary struggle, she would inevitably succumb to a loneliness which would drive her into the arms of yet another man for the consolations of love which she claimed could not be found in the family. The love affair would inevitably turn sour, leaving Kollontai longing once again for the freedom from attachment, which would quickly tum to loneliness, which is what drove her to the love affair in the first place. And so the cycle from loneliness and longing to bondage and disgust would start all over again.


Life as a rootless, unmarried cosmopolite led inevitably to loneliness, which led to an affair, which led to an even greater sense of alienation after it was consummated, which led to a desire to be free from the chains of love, which led to more work, which led to more loneliness. Kollontai’s new woman is a slave to her own passions, a slavery which is all more effective because she can never identify its source.

Is your life that different from this communist woman? You feel an ache or void so you seek a new sex partner. That keeps you dazzled with pleasure for a short while and then you’re lonely again and lacking. You swear to yourself that you don’t need anyone, and being single is just fine, but that doesn’t last long before finding a new sex partner to repeat the process. Years go by, and all you have to show for your sexual “success” is cynicism towards the opposite sex and a cold heart that makes it that much harder to connect with the right person of the faith.

State-sponsored immorality

Morals meant the advent of tranquility, and tranquility meant the end of revolutionary fervor. Therefore, the state must promote immorality. Given man’s natural and inordinate inclination to pleasure, the immorality most congenial to manipulation is sexual immorality. Hence the revolutionary state must promote sexual license if it is to remain truly revolutionary and retain its hold on power.


Lust [is] the force which keeps the citizenry of the republic from succumbing to the inertia of tranquility which is the fruit of adherence to the moral order.


…the moral man is in a state of peace; because he is not in motion, he is, therefore, impossible to direct and control from the outside.

The state promotes neverending change so that you never feel like you’re on firm ground. Your ship is tossed in stormy waters and you can only hold on as the elites thrust one more fad, trend, or crisis at you, which has the cumulative effect of disconnecting you from your land and people. You take on the spirit of a rootless traveler, or you become that in the literal sense. You have no place to call home, especially not the urban containment zones where you live to extract pleasure. You have no roots to cherish. Here’s a new shiny toy or body for you to get temporary meaning from, and when you bore of that toy, you seek out another toy, yet that only kills the time, and you lose yourself totally.

Freedom to commit sin leads to slavery

Once man is freed from the moral order, he is immediately subjected to the despotism of those who know how to manipulate his desires. This is the essence of the Enlightenment regime; not to prohibit, but to enable, to encourage motion or restlessness, and direct the flow of that activity by manipulating desire. This is the political genius behind a regime that is based on advertising and pornography and opinion polls and the other instruments which control ‘liberated’ man.


If morality is a form of repression, then reason is repressive, and if reason is repressive, then man can become free only by becoming irrational, but once he becomes irrational, the only thing that drives him to act is his appetites, his impulses, and his passions. But once man is driven by his passions, he loses all control of his actions. Thus freedom of this sort, as the ancients rightly saw, becomes a form of slavery. Those who advocate freedom of this sort are promoting, whether they understand it or not, a form of social control because the motive for action which previously lay in reason has now been replaced by the stimulation of passion. Those who control the stimuli now control the stimulated.

The big lie is thinking you are free or liberated when you are in fact enslaved. Most of Satan’s lies are built right into the name, and “sexual liberation” is no different. I thought I was a free man, living a life like the kings of old, because I could go anywhere in the world and fornicate with beautiful women, but if I was not able to successfully fornicate, I was unhappy. I would feel like a failure and less like a man, and so I was a man bonded to sex, not freed from it. If you have the lust desire, of the need to be with a woman outside of marriage, you are a slave, and very soon a worldly woman who is enslaved in a similar way as you will be happy to sate this desire as long as you sate hers. Two slaves, attached to the same chain of bondage controlled by invisible powers, and yet both think they are free.

The elite wants you to masturbate, so you masturbate

Appetites belong to man only if he asserts rational control over them. If the opposite holds true, the man belongs to his appetites. Addiction is the only word which seems to convey this truth in our culture. And so just as Joe Camel can induce children to smoke, sex education and pornography can induce them to masturbate. Both are forms of social control, but only the former is recognized as such. The latter is invariably construed as ‘liberation from repression,’ not because it is so, but because the regime wants us to believe it is so. Unless passion is under rational control, it is invariably under the control of someone else, especially in an advertising culture like ours, which is based on manipulation. These are the only two options; either you control yourself according to the moral law or your passions control you in the absence of moral control or—and this is the modem variant on the latter possibility—someone controls you through the manipulation of your passions.

I have come to see masturbation as a foul act, a form of self-harm that simply feeds your lust and deepens your mindless attachment to non-marital sex acts, yet when I was growing up, why didn’t I hear from anyone that masturbation was evil?

The first few times I masturbated as a teenager, I remember feeling a sense of guilt afterwards, like I did something wrong, but I ignored that and continued, because everyone else was masturbating and enjoying it. The magazine articles told me that masturbation was normal, a “healthy” way to “express sexuality.” The masturbation jokes in the movies further normalized it, suggesting that if I didn’t do it, I had a sexual “problem.” The opposite is true: masturbation is the problem. I wish I had listened to my conscience in the beginning.

Casual sex creates guilt

In the absence of repentance, the most common way to assuage guilt feelings is by transmuting vice into a political cause.


Modernity means sexual liberation. Sexual liberation creates guilt. The only way to deal with guilt among those who refuse to repent is the palliation that comes from social activism. Involvement in social movements like the civil-rights, abortion-rights, and gay-rights movements became a way of calming troubled consciences. The relation between the liberal Left and the civil-rights leadership was symbiotic. The guilt which accrued from carrying out the agenda of the Left, which invariably involved some form of sexual liberation, was anesthetized by involvement in fighting for the Negro’s ‘freedoms,’ which invariably meant some form of eugenic sterilization to weaken black demographics and the political power which accrued from it.

This point was so important that I wrote an entire article about it. The more entwined I was in casual sex, the more I was an “activist” against feminism and the more angry I was at women who impeded my ability to fornicate. Once I stopped fornicating, the activism subsided along with the anger. I feel calmer now than when I actively meditated for tranquility.

Godlessness leads to social chaos

Liberalism, by the inner dynamic of its logic, was forced to become an instrument of social control in order to avoid the chaos which it created by its own erosion of tradition and morals. Democratic man could not be left to his own devices; chaos would result. The logic was clear. If there is no God, there can be no religion; if there is no religion, there can be no morals; if there are no morals, there can be no self-control; if there is no self-control, there can be no social order, if there is no social order, there can be nothing but the chaos of competing desire. But we cannot have chaos, so therefore we must institute behavioral control in place of the traditional structures of the past—tradition, religion, etc. Abolishing tradition, religion and morals and establishing ‘scientific’ social control are one and the same project. As soon as the liberal cabal abolished morals, religion, tradition, etc., they needed something to control the passions of the masses they had just ‘liberated.’


The classical state must foster virtue; the revolutionary state must foster vice. The revolutionary can foster vice as a way of bringing down the classical state, but vice leads sooner or later to the demise of the revolutionary state as well, as the Soviets found out, in the short run in 1926 when they attempted to stem the tide of decadence, and in the long run when the Soviet empire collapsed for good in 1989.

The revolutionary state requires constant change to maintain power. Stillness may wake up the slaves to their bondage. Woman’s suffrage wasn’t enough, so then they pushed women into the workplace. That wasn’t enough so they pushed gender equality through the meme of “sexism” and then abortion. That wasn’t enough so they pushed homosexual pride. Then they pushed transsexualism. Soon they will have to normalize pedophilia. If we’re only allowed to molest children, they’ll argue, we will have our utopia and the world will be void of inequality and racism. The revolution never ends, and I wouldn’t be surprised if cannibalism is one-day promoted as having a nutritional benefit.

Those with the strongest desires and passions rule over all

The general anarchy which sexual liberation brings about is a function of power. In the absence of morals, the rich will get away with murder because their desires are more powerful, and power in this context becomes the only measure of right and wrong. Either might makes right, or we are all bound by the terms of a moral order which is not of our making. There is no third alternative.


Whoever controls sexual behavior controls the state. And he who controls the mores of women controls sexual behavior. That is the first lesson of sexual politics. He who understands that law understands why pornography and sex education and abortion and the government funding of contraceptives are all non-negotiable conditions for the current regime. Without them, they could not rule.

The ruling class is immune to laws. As you’ve seen recently with Jeffrey Epstein, they will cover up their heinous crimes and sweep it under the rug. The CIA will break all sorts of laws, and even attempt a coup on the President, and no one will go to jail. What are you going to do about it? Don’t you need to get laid or something?

Pornography is evil

…masturbation creates a world of docile consumers whose pleasures lead to ever-increasing addiction and isolation, which is to say, a simultaneous and ever-increasing dependence on pornography and the fantasies it generates. In the name of liberation, the consumer of pornography becomes progressively more isolated from all other human contact, including those with the opposite sex which normally lead to marriage and offspring and ultimately the creation of communities which enable the citizen a measure of independence and support. All of that is abolished by the sexualization of culture which pornography and masturbation promotes.


The promotion of masturbation is simply another way of foreclosing both life and love in the interest of financial gain, foreclosing, in other words, any horizontal connection with a spouse of the same age as well as any vertical connection with future generations. Masturbation is, in other words, the ultimate form of solipsism and, as a result, the ultimate form of control. Masturbation closes off intimacy to everything but one channel, the one controlled by the pornographer, where the masturbator can satisfy any fantasy as long as he has his credit card handy.

The elites are so desperate to maintain control that you don’t even need a credit card to access high-quality pornography. The most hardcore of porn is available for free, and children are watching. Why is it that viewing such filth online is so easy but you need to show government identification to see a rated-R movie? Do you think that’s an oversight? The earlier you can get a child hooked on pornography—and the earlier you can give them “sex education” in public schools—the more enslaved they will be to it.

There will be passionate efforts to solve all other problems under the sun, such as the dangers of plastic straws, before addressing the corruption of children and adults who regularly watch porn. Just know that every time you load up on a porn clip to masturbate, the elites are rubbing their hands furiously… “We got him—he’s still masturbating! Let’s lower wages even further—he won’t even notice! Let us push a mandatory vaccine—he’ll do whatever we tell him!”


Libido Dominandi was the last piece of the puzzle I needed to understand why I have lived a life of fornication and how to begin moving past it. I can’t express my gratitude to Dr. Jones for being an essential ingredient for getting my life back on track. I strongly recommend this book to all men who can sense that the way our society deals with sex is immoral and damaging.

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  1. Matthew August 6, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Your thoughts on lust are greatly appreciated, as a person who was in the same train.

    1. Mark August 7, 2020 at 6:33 pm

      Dr. Candice Myhre is posting pics of herself unclothed with her pre-teen offspring.

  2. Nate August 6, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    Based as always RooshV. I had a question though, you say that we men should all avoid soy because it can decrease T levels, do you any articles or study that prove Soy can decrease T levels? Also, what would you recommend as an alternative to it?

    1. rmagnus August 6, 2020 at 7:44 pm

      Don’t decrease your T intentionally! Low T deprives you of strength, resolve, and the manliness required for morality.

      1. Andrey August 7, 2020 at 12:17 pm

        Most orthodox monks are vegetarian though, this doesn’t make them less manly or moral. I would cite Romans 14 here:
        1 Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on his opinions. 2 For one man has faith to eat all things, while another, who is weak, eats only vegetables. 3 The one who eats everything must not belittle the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted him.”¦

      2. informative August 8, 2020 at 10:50 am

        They eat fish and dairy on select days. So they aren’t entirely vegetarian. Otherwise they would be malnourished like vegans.

  3. Corey August 7, 2020 at 3:33 am

    Thanks Roosh. It’s so true what you said about the coming normalization of pedophilia. I’ve been warning against this for a while but people seem to think it will be too much for the “normies” to tolerate – wishful thinking. It’s the next logical step from children being able to choose their sex and be irreversibly altered as a result. Their rationale breaks down what we we know inherently – that pedophilia is wrong, chiefly, because children are severely lacking when it comes to making decisions for themselves, and are easily manipulated by adults.

  4. almadison August 7, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    Roosh, there is a flip side to your argument. Read “The Mass Psychology of Fascism” by Wilhem Reich.

    In short, he argues that truly repressive fascistic regimes are only possible where sexuality is repressed and inhibited by religeous guilt. Therefore, politically free and non overly militaristic societies need sexual freedom to exist. The frustrated sex drive is the energy which tyrants, mullahs, zealots and charlatans use to channel societies into fascism.

    The key point in all of this is that elites use the sex drive to control. Too much liberation leads to chaos requiring greater control by dictators. Too little leads to control by the same. The answer like in all things is a healthy middle leading towards more freedom.

    1. Albert August 7, 2020 at 5:06 pm

      Logically you have a point. Although there can be no “middle way”, all the middle way experiments leaned towards the chaos of uncontolled pornography and lust in the end. During Italian fascism families were solid, religious spirit was high, morally it was better than now. Unfortunately we all know how it turned up after the alliance with the austrian little man. A virtuous example is franchist spain i think. They managed to stay out of the war but they still had a religious and traditional country

      1. almadison August 8, 2020 at 12:08 pm

        exactly. u make the point. families were ‘solid’ ….during fascism. A fascist state is not anything we should be aspiring to.

        look at the middle east. all of the problems there stem from sexual repression under the guise of religion.
        religious fascism.

    2. Borgon August 8, 2020 at 3:35 am

      Yeah. The state either represses or exaggerates human sexuality to extremes, to control the masses.

    3. Sergio August 10, 2020 at 3:02 pm

      Why are democracy and total freedom considered sacred by the west? Do you think ordinary people know how to vote? Do you think ordinary people know what is the right thing to do, without family or religious values? Or would it be possible that, in the absence of strong values, the media (dominated by corporations that pay ads), and hollywood, will end up dictating the “right values” to be happy to the masses?
      Of course a lot of things are better know. But our european ancestors used to work 4h a day; have strong families and communites; no depression, no suicides. Not everything is better in the “free and democratic” modern world.

      1. almadison August 12, 2020 at 4:35 pm

        …um…ur european ancestors lived horrible miserable “brutish and short” lives…so yes the “free and democratic” world should be considered near sacred.

      2. Borgon December 11, 2020 at 12:31 am

        Sexual liberation is promoted to destroy the family unit by corrupting and tainting women to render them unfit for marriage, pair bonding and their future husbands. Show me a sexually liberated woman and I’ll show you a woman who doesn’t respect a man more than what he can do with his penis to gratify her. You’ll see a woman who’s pair bonded to sexual variety than a family. That’s how it is ultimately.

  5. Borgon August 8, 2020 at 3:33 am

    Probably your best article in recent times. Thumbs up to you for writing this.
    “People are easily controlled a and enslaved through their desires and passions, than through harsh laws.”
    The classic blueprint of covert control of the masses by the state.

  6. Yash Yadav August 8, 2020 at 4:57 am

    This sexual liberation thing literally ruined the social fabric of the West.
    Now,third world countries like mine,follow whatever the West does to look “cool”.

    1. almadison August 8, 2020 at 12:12 pm

      true. however the world has never been more peaceful over all. Even in the US where we complain alot about “crime”, crime has been on a steady decline since sexual lib – late 60s. The only real crime we have is legislatively created crimes (drugs).

      1. Yash Yadav August 8, 2020 at 12:54 pm

        Are you saying that sexual frustration is the reason behind all these wars and crime and tyranny!?😐

      2. almadison August 12, 2020 at 4:37 pm

        generally speaking,,,,,yes…man’s first impetus to war was mate acquisition.

      3. cczzz August 8, 2020 at 9:12 pm


      4. Constance August 9, 2020 at 3:13 am

        almadison, The world has never been more peaceful? Are you living under a rock? I see you also promote the sexual deviant Marxist Wilhem Reich who also experimented on children? Hasbara agent, you?

      5. almadison August 12, 2020 at 4:36 pm

        those r the facts. I dont do ad hominems. I just Reich’s argument on its own merits.

      6. Cavalier August 18, 2020 at 8:50 am

        Since Reich was a degenerate Marxist there is no wisdom in any comment of his. Of course he opposed fascism because fascism opposed degenerate Jewish Communism. If only the Fascists had won, we wouldn”™t now be living in a Jew ruined world.

  7. Zangara August 8, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Once one is able to drop the porn addiction, and are no longer even tempted to seek after sexual pleasure, the clearheadedness that results is extremely freeing. One is no longer deluded into thinking that sexual pleasure can ever satiate or satisfy our desire for the infinite. After that extremely powerful temptation and obstacle is knocked down and no longer holds sway with you, things and other people (including females you may have once lusted over) gain a depth and unlimitedness that previously you were unable to see. You begin to see the image of God in others and the depths of their indefinite subject. The pathway to God becomes illumined on the realization that sexual rapture is a false hope.

    1. DelMar August 9, 2020 at 10:51 am

      Wow. Well said.

  8. wereqryan August 9, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Trace everything back to the Steins, Bergs and people whose last names are of cities and suffixes. They are the problem.

  9. Pastor Ize Gews August 10, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    A world without Gews is like a house without termites.