I am struggling to understand the following sentence.
“I tell them that if they will occupy themselves with the study of mathematics they will find in it the best remedy against the lusts of the flesh.”
― Thomas Mann
I read this post but still I don't understand "... remedy against ... ".
Does the phrase "the best remedy against the lusts of the flesh" mean the best remedy after 'damages' of sexual activities, etc. or does it mean the best means to prevent someone from the lusts of the flesh, or something else?