Designed for Sex
Midnight. Shelly is getting herself drunk so that she can bring herself to go home with the strange man seated next to her at the bar. One oÃ¢â‚¬â„¢clock. Steven is busy downloading pornographic images of children from Internet bulletin boards. Two oÃ¢â‚¬â„¢clock. Marjorie, who used to spend every Friday night in bed with a different man, has been binging and purging since eleven. Three oÃ¢â‚¬â„¢clock. Pablo stares through the darkness at the ceiling, wondering how to convince his girlfriend to have an abortion. Four oÃ¢â‚¬â„¢clock. After partying all night, Jesse takes another man home, not mentioning that he tests positive for an incurable STD. Five oÃ¢â‚¬â„¢clock. Lisa is in the bathroom, cutting herself delicately with a razor. This isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t what my generation expected when it invented the sexual revolution.
An excellent article which ends with this great closer:
These principles are the real reason for the commands and prohibitions contained in traditional sexual morality. Honor your parents. Care for your children. Save sex for marriage. Make marriage fruitful. Be faithful to your spouse.
Let the sexual revolution bury the sexual revolution. Having finished revolving, we arrive back where we started. What your motherÃ¢â‚¬â€no, what your grandmotherÃ¢â‚¬â€no, what your great-grandmother told you was right all along. These are the natural laws of sex.
H/T: Reader Andrew, who just celebrated two years of marriage.