We have to start seeing sex more and more as play. The playful element of it is obvious, because nature has always been playful; the economy of nature with respect to sex is extremely wasteful from a pinchpenny utilitarian point of view; nature is profligate in throwing seed around. Of course I don't look upon nature as being utilitarian; I look upon nature as a gas, as a terrific jazz that's going on. Whether it's "successful" or not is completely unimportant.
As expressed by Alan Watts in the January 1972 issue of Playboy.