A gentleman’s guide to sex, etc.: a modern advice book for men

Stephen Baskerville (skbaskerville@phc.edu)
Professor of Political Studies at the Collegium Intermarium in Warsaw, Poland and Research Fellow at the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society and the Independent Institute


Sexual self-control lies at the foundation of every successful civilization. By encouraging both male and female promiscuity, men handed control over the terms of sexuality to women, and of course it was the worst women who availed themselves of the new power. Today, the sexual rules are dictated and constantly changed by feminists whose strategy for gaining power offers men easy sex and then criminalizes male sexuality by calling it sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape, or trafficking. The best way to avoid harassment accusations is to avoid feminist-inclined women. You might also consider the wisdom in adopting the old rule of politely refusing to speak to any woman to whom you have not been properly introduced.

Keywords: gentlemen, males, manhood, manners, sex

Author Biography

Stephen Baskerville is Professor of Political Studies at the Collegium Intermarium in Warsaw, Poland and Research Fellow at the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society and the Independent Institute. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and has held regular appointments at Howard University and Palacky University in the Czech Republic, plus Fulbright Scholarships at Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland, and the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow. He writes on comparative and international politics and on political ideologies with an emphasis on religion, family policy, and sexuality. His books include The New Politics of Sex: The Sexual Revolution, Civil Liberties, and the Growth of Governmental Power (Angelico, 2017), Taken Into Custody: The War against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family (Cumberland House, 2007), and Not Peace But a Sword: The Political Theology of the English Revolution (Routledge, 1993; expanded edition, Wipf & Stock, 2018). His most recent book is The Gentleman’s Guide to Manners, Sex, and Ruling the World: How to Survive as a Man in the Age of Misandry – and Do It with Grace (Sophia Institute Press, 2021). 

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