This reason is less evidence-based than my other reasons for being antisexual, and more speculative. However, I think it is a very interesting observation to make. This is that a seemingly highly disproportionate number of European geniuses in the arts and sciences have been chaste, compared to the percentage of the population that was likely chaste at any given time. I call this phenomenon “potentiation,” which seems fitting since sex for men, at least, involves a literal loss of potency.
Consider these Europeans who have been by all appearances chaste:
Louisa May Alcott
Susan B. Anthony
Sts. Benedict and Scholastica
Robert Boyle (1627-1691)
Leonardo da Vinci, debatably. “The act of procreation and anything that has any relation to it is so disgusting that human beings would soon die out if there were no pretty faces and sensuous dispositions.”
Josiah Willard Gibbs
William Gilbert (1544-1603)
Charles George Gordon (1833-1885)
Hildegard of Bingen
James of Aragon
Joan of Arc
St. Mary Faustina Kowalska
C.S. Lewis, except perhaps for his 3-year marriage near the end of his life
Isaac Newton. He is reported to have said on his death bed that his proudest accomplishment was remaining a virgin.
William James Sidis
Henry David Thoreau
Vincent Van Gogh
William Wordsworth, until late in his career
The Wright Brothers
Historically, all dons at Oxford and Cambridge.
Starts to make a person wonder, doesn’t it?
However, the reason why this is a speculative reason to be antisexual is that it could also be the other way around: chastity could give Europeans greater potential for genius, or European geniuses could have a stronger natural instinct to chastity. Either way, there definitely seems to be a correlation between chastity and genius among Europeans.
Imagine if some other highly uncommon sexual behavior were this associated with genius. If all these people were incestuous, “Incest & Genius” would have its own field of scholarship. There would be classes at every college about it. But we never hear a peep about Chastity & Genius. And yet it is an inescapable observation for anyone who reads their European history.
Perhaps our ancestors are not idiots, and there is a reason chastity has been a treasured virtue for both men and women since the beginning of recorded European history. Perhaps chastity is good for us in ways that go beyond practical considerations like avoiding disease and dependency – profound ways that people are too blind nowadays to see.
If chastity is a part of European genius, then the sexual revolution is not only harmful to our people as individuals and as a society, but it might indeed be harmful to us on the profoundest level of our heritage, robbing us of the potential our people are capable of. I think people who are prosexual should take a long look at that list and consider what they might be sacrificing on the altar of the libidinous society they envision.