An important idea in Objectivism is that our minds and bodies are one. This is in contrast to most leading philosophies today which tell us that the mind and body are separate, and that one or the other is a source of evil.
In Objectivism, it is understood that the desires of our body are informed by our beliefs. For example, people are not satisfied merely to eat. We wish to have a variety of foods, with stimulating textures, smells, and flavors, served on attractive dishes, and to eat in good company. Eating is not merely the satisfaction of a bodily need, but of a psychological one as well. As one of the most profound physical pleasures available to man, sex is naturally a very important topic in Objectivism.
From the Any Rand Lexicon:
The theme of choice of values is fundamental to the whole story of Atlas Shrugged. As a result, sex is also an important part of it.
answered Sep 22 '10 at 02:11