Not that I ever doubted myself, but I am now more confident than ever that my theories about women’s irrational behavior are spot on, and that I really solved the problem of why women are difficult to understand. When I wrote the first part of my Understanding Women series back in 2011, I knew I had solved an important puzzle. But I didn’t leave it at that; I’m always challenging my own assumptions and theories, constantly checking to see if they still hold up as I continue my personal research. And this led to me eventually finding out about Dr. Wilhelm Reich in December 2013.
I was watching a documentary where Reich was briefly quoted, and that quote was so interesting that I had to immediately pause the documentary and google Wilhelm Reich. Prior to that I had never heard of Reich, and to this day I still can’t believe it took this long for me to find out about him. I do understand now why this happened; there was a lot of controversy surrounding Reich, and his research had been censored for a long time. And when you read some of his books, you’ll quickly understand why.
I was completely blown away by what I found while I researched Reich. He was a very brilliant man; we’re talking Nikola Tesla and Isaac Newton kind of brilliant. He even had “free energy” devices running based on a similar principle as Tesla’s. Reich already knew almost everything I have written about in my Understanding Women series over 80 years ago! For example, take the following quote from Reich’s book The Function of the Orgasm:
“Of the hundreds of cases which I observed and treated in the course of several years of extensive and intensive work, there was not a single woman who did not have a vaginal orgastic disturbance. […] The disturbance of the ability to experience genital gratification, to experience, that is, the most natural of what is natural, proved to be a symptom which was always present in women and seldom absent in men.
The severity of every form of psychic illness is directly related to the severity of the genital disturbance.” — Wilhelm Reich
This is basically the same conclusion I came to in the first part of my Understanding Women series — that women are difficult to understand because they suffer from psychological issues caused by the repression of their sexuality.
Not only that, but Reich was even able to uncover the primary purpose of all the sexual manipulation:
“Sexual suppression supports the power of the Church, which has sunk very deep roots into the exploited masses by means of sexual anxiety and guilt. It engenders timidity towards authority and binds children to their parents. This results in adult subservience to state authority and to capitalistic exploitation. It paralyzes the intellectual critical powers of the oppressed masses because it consumes the greater part of biological energy. Finally, it paralyzes the resolute development of creative forces and renders impossible the achievement of all aspirations for human freedom. In this way the prevailing economic system (in which single individuals can easily rule entire masses) becomes rooted in the psychic structures of the oppressed themselves.” — Wilhelm Reich
I came to similar conclusions myself in part 2 and 3 of my Understanding Women series. My research does go further than Reich’s with regard to the cause and purpose of sexual repression in societies around the world, but this is because today I have a lot more information available to me compared to Reich back then. There’s been a lot of research that came after Reich, and in formulating my own theories I of course benefitted from that.
I highly recommend reading Reich’s books The Sexual Revolution and The Function of the Orgasm. Every self-respecting psychologist and psychoanalyst should read those books. It’s astounding how much Reich was able to work out that long ago. While reading his books, I’ve had so many “holy shit” moments that I’ve lost count. Very often it was as if I were reading my own thoughts while reading his books. Needless to say, there’s not a shadow of a doubt anymore in my mind regarding the validity of my own theories as they are confirmed by Reich’s research.
It’s also interesting that many of Reich’s breakthroughs were due to Dr. Sigmund Freud’s work on human sexuality. Reich expanded on Freud’s theories and went where even Freud was too afraid to go. It seems like Freud eventually limited himself and his research because he wanted to remain accepted by society and didn’t want to get too controversial. Reich didn’t care about that; he fearlessly went wherever his research took him.
Similar to Reich, my own theories about women and sexuality are also based on the work of Dr. Sigmund Freud, and I often mention that in my Understanding Women article series. If you’ve never read my Understanding Women series, now is a good time to start doing that. And also don’t forget to read Reich’s book The Function of the Orgasm; it will change your life.