Aron Zalkind, The Twelve Commandments of Revolutionary Sex. July 14, 2014
Translated by James von Geldern
Zalkind was a Soviet Freudian psychologist who wrote a number of texts about communist psychology and youth.
Original Source: Revoliutsiia i molodezh’ (Moscow: The Sverdlov Communist University Press, 1924)
- Sexual life shall not develop too early among the proletariat.
- Thou shalt exercise sexual restraint until marriage, and marriage shall take place only upon full social and biological maturity (20-25 years).
- Sexual relations shall be the culmination of a deep and comprehensive sympathy and attachment to the object of thy sexual love.
- The sexual act shall be the final link in a chain of deep and complex experiences binding the lovers together at that moment.
- The sexual act shall not be repeated often.
- Thou shalt not often change thy sexual object. There shall be less sexual variation.
- Love shall be monogamous and monoandrous (one wife, one husband).
- Every sexual act must be committed without forgetting the possibility of conceiving a child – thou shalt always remember thy progeny.
- Sexual selection shall always be conducted along the lines of revolutionary-proletarian class objectives. Elements of flirtation, skirt-chasing, coquetry, and other particular methods of sexual conquest must not be introduced into love relations.
- Thou shalt not be jealous.
- Thou shalt not engage in sexual perversions.
- In the interest of revolutionary expedience, class shall have the right to interfere in the sexual life of its co-members; the sexual shall always be subordinate to class interests, never interfering with the latter, but shall always serve it.