vi we come across the Party’s attitude towards Sexuality, Marriage and
Reproduction. The big news is that we discover that Winston was married and is
still married to Katherine a fellow party member. Big Brother has a repressive
attitude towards sexuality. As children are growing up they are taught to look
down on sexuality, join the anti sex league and regard sexual intercourse as
being dirty and unnatural “like having an enema”.
INGSOC needs children for the future there is a process whereby two party
members can apply to be married to do their duty for the party or make a baby.
If it appears the members find each other sexually attractive permission is
refused. Ideally in the future all babies will be produced by “artsem”
two interesting results. 1. Party
members such as Katherine feel very cold and unnatural in making love and so
the marriage broke up because Winston found Katherine vacuous. 2. Winston and others resort to the sexcrime
of prostitution with the proles.