How to Raise (or Maintain) Your sexual mastery and “Sell” at Your Peak

The earth is 4.5 billion years old. Sometime during the first billion years of the planet’s existence, life erupted. From what started out as single cell organisms, life evolved over time at an excruciatingly slow pace, copying itself over and over again, only changing gradually over millions of generations because of accidental genetic mutations that turned out to be advantageous in the fight for survival. This iterative process created ever more complex forms of life. And yet, for the first four billion years, we did not even have plants. Some 230 million years ago dinosaurs started to appear. They ruled the earth for 135 million years until a cataclysmic event wiped out virtually all of them, leaving almost no life but that of birds, bacteria and insects. This changed the course of evolution, paving the way for other creatures, such as mammals. Some mammalian species started to develop relatively large brains, prefrontal cortices, opposable thumbs and the ability to walk upright, all of which gave them a distinct advantage over its contemporaries in the struggle for limited resources. Then, a few hundred thousand years ago (the blink of an eye in the grand scheme of things), we started to see the emergence of Homo sapiens. Early man existed in a state of nature, dwelled in caves and could reasonably expect to be mutilated by wild animals if isolated from his tribe. His life was, in the words of Thomas Hobbes, “poor, nasty, brutish and short”. Our prehistoric ancestors eventually wandered out of Africa, invented agriculture and embarked on civilization.

They went on to populate the whole earth, from the scorching desert to the freezing tundra. Along the way, the overwhelming majority died of hunger, plague, violence, natural disasters or infections from a cut in their little toe. But a few survived, and the descendants of these survivors in time went on to discover penicillin, which saved the lives of millions of people every year. Then, of course, came the Second World War followed by the spread of Communism, which combined took almost 200 million lives. Once again, human evolution had been dealt a major blow. Eventually, however, the situation cooled down, at least in the Western world, and human life flourished. Finally, one night a few decades ago, your mom and dad met at a party. Maybe it was the twinkle in your dad’s eye, or maybe it was the gin he poured in your mom’s grape juice while she wasn’t looking. We may never know exactly, but what resulted, anyway, was you. You are the result of an inconceivably long series of highly improbable events. All human life exists because of sexual reproduction. The final aim of this book is to give you the tools to optimize your reproductive outcome, because that is what your sexual mastery (and sex itself) is for, after all. This last section deals with the practical steps you can take to be as successful as possible when it comes to procreation, which is to say, to mate with the highest quality partner you can. But, you protest, you don’t want children? No problem. If you’re OK with 4.5 billion years of evolution ending with you.

As discussed in previous chapters, sexual mastery is gained or lost through a variety of mechanisms, some of which are active while others are passive. Since what makes a woman attractive is not the same as what makes a man attractive, the best strategies for raising and maintaining sexual mastery differ markedly between the sexes. Learn more at Notably, men will need to do a lot more raising while women will be maintaining sexual mastery . This is because women start out with relatively high sexual mastery and must take care not to squander it, while men start out with very little and must struggle to attain it. One gender needs to play defense and the other offense. The below set of principles can be read as a series of “Dos and Don’ts”. The recommendations for women will, therefore, more often fall in the “Don’ts” column, while for men the opposite is true.

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