The Four Great Masculine Motivations

Figuring out how to get laid motivates almost the entirety of the behaviour of men, whether directly or indirectly

As everyone familiar with men knows, there is really only one masculine motivation: the sexual impulse to attract and to reproduce with women. Fortunately for us in the 21st century, things are a bit more subtle and nuanced than they were in prehistory. This essay looks at how the sexual impulse manifests in the behaviour of men today.

The first of the four great masculine motivations is the unconscious sexual drive, which man shares with the lower animals. This corresponds to the state of clay in elementalism.

At this level, men are barely thinking at all. This is the mindset that a drunk is in when someone spills his drink and he tries to start a fight. He doesn’t know that the reason why he wants to fight is because of his sexually inspired desire to establish dominance over a given territory for the sake of controlling the resources within it.

Much less does he appreciate that this sexually inspired desire has been repressed by his culture, nor that this repression is reversed under the effect of alcohol.

Although this level is the one at which all activity began, women tend to avoid men that are here to the degree that those women are intelligent. The obvious reason for this is that any man at this level of thinking is liable to go and chase some other woman as soon as the first one is pregnant.

The second is the conscious sexual drive, which the majority of man share with each other. This corresponds to the state of iron in elementalism.

This is as far as most men ever get, and the characteristic of this stage is the development of the capacity to get laid by scheming. Here a man will use his higher cognitive functions to plan and execute a plan to get laid.

It might sound primitive to some, but over the course of human history a colossal amount of energy has been sunk into enterprises at this level by men, and it’s historically where much of the joy and flavour of life comes from.

It was also at this level that many of the patriarchal elements of human society and interaction were established. Marriage and the cultural norms surrounding it are, ultimately, little more than male attempts to establish the certitude of their paternity.

The third is the unconscious sublimation of the sexual drive into a creative endeavour, which man shares with the more intelligent of his kind. This corresponds to the state of silver in elementalism, and most men do not ever reach this level, at least not meaningfully.

This stage is characterised by the production of art. Probably the first ever expression of it was music, perhaps something as simple as a man drumming a tune on a hollow log to amuse a woman.

Developing over time, this impulse found expression in all manner of great works of architecture, literature, music, sculpture and painting.

This stage is not easy to distinguish from the second stage, because it isn’t clear where the border between art for art’s sake and art specifically for the sake of attracting women is. Perhaps the best way to distinguish them is that acts made in the second stage do not produce much else apart from an orgasm.

The fourth is the conscious sublimation of the sexual drive into a creative endeavour, which only the highest of men partake in. It is entirely absent in some ages and places – and in the vast majority of men – and corresponds the the state of gold in elementalism.

Relatively few men dabble with this drive, although doing so may have been popular in times and places that revered the art more.

It isn’t easy to summarise all of the behaviours that fall into this category. This is for a couple of reasons.

This is because actions in this category are particular to the individual. A man might create a work of art to impress a woman, or as a conscious sublimation of his sexual impulse, and in either case the work of art will be the same (or at least similar).

The second reason is that very few men have the necessary education to understand where his sexual energies ultimately come from, and without this knowledge it is impossible to consciously direct where those same energies might ultimately go.

Taken together, these four great masculine drives explain much of why men do what they do.

5 thoughts on “The Four Great Masculine Motivations”

  1. Love this. A bit simplified and scattered, but Interesting. Like to hear a wider study, survey, sampling or hard data.

  2. Over simplified, wryly amusing but true to a reasonable extent. Pity you sullied it with postmodernist dogma such as ‘patriarchy’. The reason men have traditionally been in power isn’t to subjugate women, that is a byproduct. We are more competitive than women, more inventive, more creative and sit in the top end of the IQ spectrum. Not to mention we are unencumbered by a biological clock.

  3. I could agree with you if you had argued that what lies at the foundation of these things is sexual energy. But sexual drive is only a guiding force on the first two levels. The power and choice to channel this energy into something other than sex is something entirely opposed to that drive, and comes from a state of mind that goes way beyond just the sex drive.

    I know many guys, myself included, that do things for the sake of those things, because they enjoy them. Things like reading, philosophizing, working out (which is indeed something that attracts females, but the drive that it comes from is not necessarily the sex drive; it can be survival drive or just finding satisfaction in working out), cooking, working, etc. Driven by a spiritual urge, love, passion, drive for self-growth, curiosity, interest and others. That these things can simultaneously create things that attract females is not relevant; the question is what the drive was that produced the action.

    Stating that the only reason men do things is to eventually get into someones pants almost feels like and insult, and I don’t get offended easily. Yes, our sex drive tends to be high, and it is a cultural bother for women, but this is by far our only drive. And the reason this drive is so high is not just biological; our society is very highly sexually stimulating for men, not just through visuals, but also because of our diets. And it is a problem for everyone.

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