Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Book title: Science of Survival
Publication date: 1951
Location: Los Angeles
Publisher: Bridge Publications, Inc.
Description: Hubbard discusses the results of his research testing the tonus of the sexual muscles of nymphomaniacs and satyrs.
This is the column devoted to the second dynamic. This dynamic would normally be called sex. In Dianetics, one considers sex to be divided into parts: the sexual act; and the produce of sex, children. (p. 127)
The organs of sex, at the 0.5 level1, become relatively useless; indeed, this second dynamic Tone Scale is closely applicable to the endocrine activity of the individual and the form and condition of the physical body. The woman who in her teens was at the 1.1 level of the scale will not have a well enough developed pelvic structure or endocrine system to permit her bearing children with ease. Difficult births are a normal result of too long a residence in a low band of the tone scale during the formative period of the body. Easy births can only be expected with women who are relatively high on the Tone Scale.
It is noteworthy that the 1.1 to 0.5 area of the Tone Scale finds the muscles, particularly the sexual muscles, without tonus. The nymphomaniac and the satyr are extremely slack-muscled, and the tonus around 0.5 is almost non-existent.
In the pretended death band there is, of course, no effort to procreate.
Along the -1 band, where the organism as an organism is dead but the cells still survive, it is interesting that ejaculation and sexual activity occasionally take place immediately after the death of the individual, which gives some index of the strength and force of this dynamic. (pp. 129-130)
With the smoothest possible face, the 1.1 can deny any and every destructive or death act which he or she has engaged upon. The 1.1 hides all destructive acts and quite commonly puts a face of construction upon these activities. The 1.1 finds “pleasure” in sex only if sex is engaged upon with many people and in strange and peculiar ways. (This does not contradict the fact that a man, like any male, may seek to own and impregnate as many females as possible – not a 1.1 characteristic.) The 1.1 does not enjoy sex save only when it is hectic and enturbulative. Here is the satyr, the nymphomaniac. The 1.1 will injure or maim, animals or men for “pleasure.” (p. 289)
Hubbard, L. R. (1951). Science of Survival (1989 ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc.