Regarding possible reasons for the madness of Nietzsche checkout God of Ecstasy: Sex Roles and the Madness of Dionysos, by Arthur Evans. In fact Dionysos, the only ‘god’ I find myself attracted to warns how trying to suppress Divine Madness, which would involve ecstasy. and sexual freedom, can cause a much more pernicious for of madness which is very destructive! I am gay, and know what homophobia feels like, but THANKFULLY I missed the insanity of when ‘homosexuals’ had to endure torture to ‘treat’ them. Think of poor Alan Turing, he who helped crack the Enigma Code, and was an early innovator of the computer. Just for being ‘busted’ having a sexual retaliations with a young dude he gets the ‘choice’ of prison OR ‘homosexual aversion therapy’ which he chose, and it was basically chemical castration. He started growing breasts and ended up killing himself!!