The Guy List: Sean O’Reilly, the visionary behind DICK Management
Sean O'Reilly knows the difference between your inner dick and your happy package. And he says either way, to be a man, you need to get a grip. Tweet
DICK management is a colorful way to understand what makes some guys act like guys...
who should keep their personality in their briefs.
Why Sean O’Reilly, the visionary behind DICK Management and author of How to Manage Your DICK, is one of us:
Look, we know it’s hardly news that as men we have each been endowed with two heads, but we can only listen to one of them at a time. And it’s hardly news that the inability to listen to both heads at the same time gets us into a lot of trouble.
“How to Manage Your DICK is one of the most unusual books you will ever read. It is also one of the most important.”
In fact, our very own Guy Shepherd sums up this “two-headed hydra” issue this way in his PM story “A Win-Win-Win Solution for Men, Women and Society“:
“A man’s relationship to this thing between our legs is conflicted. It rarely has your or society’s best interests in mind. It comes out of the factory in Genghis Khan mode. Whatever amount of blood is required for an erection is also the amount required for the proper functioning of the host’s reasoning and ethics. There is much in the adage “a stiff dick has no conscience.” Or another favorite: A man is only as good as his options.”
– Guy Shepherd
With “DICK Management,” Sean O’Reilly provides wisdom, knowledge and information that draws upon both personal experience and the teachings of St.Thomas Aquinas, Cicero, Plato, Aristotle, and fields of study including Tibetan philosophy, natural law, trans-quantum physics and multi-dimensional energy transference to deliver on the promise of the book’s subtitle: [How to] Redirect Sexual Energy and Discover Your More Spiritually Enlightened, Evolved Self
“Should we thank Sean O’Reilly for writing DICK Management? Or should we just kill him?”
If your response to the ideas behind DICK Management is that we might want to kill the messenger for exposing our most powerful and darkest secrets as men, you are in the perfect position to understand what DICK Management is all about.
Whatever amount of blood is required for an erection is also the amount required for the proper functioning of the host’s reasoning and ethics.
– Guy Shepherd
Or as the writer B. A. Boone says about O’Reilly’s book:
“‘How to Manage Your DICK’ is one of the most unusual books you will ever read. It is also one of the most important. It is a book about self-discovery, and what it means to be a man–a serious book that deals humorously, and with a unique and brutal honesty, about a subject desperately in need of critical attention, and all too often left in the backwaters of the human mind and the social agenda. Sean O’Reilly has discovered the Holy Grail of philosophers, saints, sociologists and world leaders, a behavioral Theory of Everything which physicists have sought for generations, which psychologists and psychiatrists have tried to articulate since the days of Freud and Jung, and which philosophers have struggled to outline for millennia.’
“Hey, maybe instead of me reading this book, should I just pass it on to my wife or girlfriend so she’ll better understand why I am the way I am?”
Great question, presumably coming from a guy who hasn’t read “DICK Management” yet. Because once you do read it, it will be obvious to you that the fact you’re asking this question is a function of failed DICK Management.
Even more importantly, the book will rub your nose in it just enough for you to see what failed DICK Management costs you when it comes to how you get along with women like your wife or girlfriend, along with how you get along with every other person in your life (friends, neighbors, boss, etc.).
But back to your brilliant question, which is tackled right there in the first line of the first chapter of the book: “Each man who has a dick and every woman who loves him and must deal with him, think they know enough to use the equipment properly, without an instruction manual.”
And here’s how that first chapter ends:
“Dick Management is about discovering what truly works for you and your dick: discovering your own personal life ethic. It is not about simply saying ‘no’ or strictly controlling your desires, but rather, about saying ‘yes’ to something larger than the tunnel vision of the Cyclops in your pants.”
“Dick Management is about discovering what truly works for you and your dick: discovering your own personal life ethic.”
– Sean O’Reilly
Yes, you should have your wife or girlfriend read the book, but only after you read it first. The same is true for your sons and any other young men in your life, and also for obvious reasons you should have your daughters and any young women in your life read it too.
Dads of daughters, take note:
If you don’t want to give your daughter a book with the title “How to Manage Your Dick,” you can buy the exact same book with the title “How to Manage Your What?“ which is much more daughter-friendly.
Who is Sean O’Reilly?
He’s a guy with a degree in Existential Phenomenology and he has been investigating the complex relationship between metaphysics, psychology, and sexuality for forty years. Here’s an interview from the Zo Show.
He is an author and editor of many award-winning books, including: How To Manage Your D.I.C.K; The Spiritual Gifts of Travel; The Road Within; Testosterone Planet; The Ultimate Journey: Inspiring Stories of Living and Dying; Pilgrimage: Adventures of the Spirit; Hyenas Laughed at Me and Now I Know Why; and God Has Skin in the Game: How A New Understanding of Politics and the Soul Could Change America.
Sean describes himself as “A thought-provoking speaker, Sean enjoys going to the gym, teasing his six children and confers often with liquor, the servant of man.”
In other words, aside from the part where he writes and edits a lot of award-winning books, he’s just a regular guy with a dick, like you and us.