For every form of sexual arrangement approved by this society, there’s an explanation in terms of natural instincts. Women tend to look after children, so there’s evidence of a maternal instinct. Heterosexuality is the dominant form of sexual behaviour; that’s the natural bond because animals mate. The nuclear family is the approved social unit, and the pairing and parental bond between animals proves that’s natural. Instinct is the knee-jerk reflex with which this society responds to any discussion of sexual arrangements. Instinct explains why we do what we do. Instinct also explains why we shouldn’t do what some people do — an elastic concept.
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