In the book 1984, a book about a theoretical socialist totalitarian society, the issue of chastity is brought up.
His sexual life, for example, was entirely regulated by the two Newspeak words sexcrime (sexual immorality) and goodsex(chastity). Sexcrime covered all sexual misdeeds whatever. It covered fornication, adultery, homosexuality, and other perversions, and, in addition, normal intercourse practised for its own sake. There was no need to enumerate them separately, since they were all equally culpable, and, in principle, all punishable by death. In the C vocabulary, which consisted of
scientific and technical words, it might be necessary to give specialized names to certain sexual aberrations, but the ordinary citizen had no need of them. He knew what was meant by goodsex – that is to say, normal intercourse between man and wife,for the sole purpose of begetting children, and without physical pleasure on the part of the woman : all else was sexcrime.
The Principles Of Newspeak George Orwell
In the book 1984 George Orwell envisaged a moral society. There was even an anti-sex league in the book 1984 which many young women were a part of. George Orwell theorized that through repressing sexual behavior the human passions could be transmuted towards enthusiasm for the party that runs the state.
To George Orwell the socialist state was a sexually moral society! Immorality is bourgeoisie decadence!
Even though 1984 was a novel which sought to portray socialism in a negative light the novel ended up actually portraying socialism in a positive way.
The book 1984 was a criticism of The Soviet Union and at the time the author wrote it in The Soviet Union homosexuality was outlawed. The authorities in The Soviet Union viewed masturbation as a bad habit that led to a weakened mind. During WW2 Joseph Stalin viewed the nazis and fascists as part of a far right homosexual conspiracy and thus viewed homosexuals as agents of enemy foreign influence. The authorities in The Soviet Union also discourages chaotic behavior such as job-hopping and casual sex. They wanted to promote family values because stable families led to a stable society and they viewed capitalism as a force that promotes instability in the family life and elsewhere.
The Soviet Authorities felt that sexual immorality broke apart families.
Below is a video where socialist thinker Noam Chomsky attacks pornography. CAUTION. Pictures of scantily clad women in the video(at the beginning of the video an image of the cover of a Maxim magazine is displayed) .