The only thing that can be said for sure about civilization and sexuality is that civilization is disturbed by sexuality and no successful uniform solution has ever appeared.
Do observe that i exclude the sexuality of non civilizations. Sexuality begins there with puberty with some fanfare and multiple partners is accepted until bonding occurs and that is also usually limited to several years. That protocol happens to be in direct conflict with what makes a civilization. That happens to require long periods of education demanding managed abstinence at the least.
Finding a superior solution is obviously desirable and what the explosion of pornography demonstrates is that education is possible and perhaps even a solution that society will be able to accept is at least plausible. Certainly we need to think about it all.
Massive research is seriously overdue and that needs to include societies that do better than most.
That is what we as humans need to do. However, the subject is so fraught with sexually charged biases that i despair of it been tackled at all. This is the problem of Marijuana times ten..
I found this illustration after i wrote this and i suspect that Piers has something useful to say on this.
[ a lot of asssertions made here, all of which need real testing and study - arclein ]
‘For someone with lower sex drive, porn evokes the same magnitude response as eating chocolate’
The negative behaviours we blame on pornography might have emerged no matter what: porn is more symptom than cause
In the absence of other options, pornography becomes a de facto way of educating yourself about sexuality
For some women, erotica is the mythical Viagra, a way of empowering them