The concept of “Eroticized Rage” wrongly assumes that aggression is not a normal part of a healthy sex life, even though research has shown that a range of emotions are expressed and felt during sex. It further misses the mark by asserting that perpetrators of violent sex acts are afflicted by a sexual perversion and not simply sociopathy.
- Eroticized rage is the desire to have a sexual encounter when angry. Arousal patterns when humiliated can protect from emotional trauma.
- There is a variety of theories about eroticized rage. Some psychologists consider it normal, others do not.
- Eroticized rage is likely completely normal. Those that consider it a dysfunction only consider sex on the level of partner engagement.
“Trying to pretend that sex only exists on the level of partner engagement (lovey dovey) only pathologizes the normal and seeks to impose an arbitrary, authoritarian, and deeply biased sex-negative worldview on the lives of others.”