The most common misconception about sex is everyone thinks that they’re in charge of sex when sex is in charge of you. 

Sex existed on this planet hundreds of millions of years before homo sapiens came along and it will exist long after we’re gone and sex runs our lives.  We don’t run sex.  It sort of tosses us about. 

If you’re smart you learn how to ride the wave, but you are riding the wave and sex came before religion.  Sex came before any concept of God.  Sex came before us by hundreds of millions of years and people always seem to have this idea that they’re in charge and that sex is something they do when you are something sex does.  

In Their Own Words is recorded in Big Think's studio.

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