Love and Will by Rollo May investigates the shifting viewpoints of love and sex in human behaviour during the “Sexual Revolution” in the 1960s when many individuals were exploring their sexuality. “Free sex” was replacing the ideology of free love.
The heart of man’s dilemma, according to Rollo May, is the failure to understand the real meaning of love and will, their source and interrelation. Bringing fresh insight to these concepts, May shows how we can attain a deeper consciousness.
May explains that love is intentionally willed by an individual, whereas sexual desire is the complete opposite. Real human instinct reflected upon deliberation and consideration. May then shows that to give in to these impulses does not actually make one free, but to resist these impulses is the meaning of being free.
An extraordinary book on sex and civilization….An important contribution to contemporary morality.”—Newsweek