Something that Orwell makes blatantly obvious in 1984 is that, through the perversion of sex, the destruction of family, and the abolition of sentiment, the Party is able to dehumanize its subjects and strip them entirely of natural passions and desire. Because there are few bonds stronger than those stemming from loving relationships between friends, family, and paramours, the only suitable entity to love in Oceania is the face of the Party, Big Brother. In 1984, the Party fears sex because of what it evokes: extreme emotion. To destroy sex is to destroy emotions harmful to their rule. The Party does this by teaching women to hate sex: they deem it a pervert the natural emotion of desire to something disgusting in nature.