Nearly all marketing based upon persuasion attempts to instil, sometimes very subtly, the emotions of fear and feelings of sexual inadequacy in its audience. Pay attention to the adverts on your telly or in the newspaper this week (what to speak of the vast amount of Internet marketers) and see where you can spot this for yourself.
Now the trouble with this is that, while the short-term benefit for businesses is that people might buy their products and services, the long-term effect of this kind of marketing is that it actually makes us ill as a society. When we are continually being fed messages of fear and inadequacy, it makes us feel disconnected from ourselves, each other and the planet at large. It renders us feeling powerless and insecure at a very deep level.