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Our Culture’s Fascination With This One Aspect of Life


Before we begin, I have a couple of comments to make.

The first comment is that the information discussed in this post is my own personal opinion and does not necessarily reflect the official teaching(s) of the Catholic Church.

The second comment that I’d like to make is that I realize that there will be people who don’t agree with all or parts of what I have to say. And I know that there are people who struggle with what I’m going to talk about today.

I just think this is a topic that needs to be discussed in a good and productive way.

Without further ado, let’s move on to the rest of the post.

There are aspects of American society and culture that go against how society is supposed to be.

Within American culture, we seem to be putting a lot of focus onto sexual intercourse. This may be different in other countries or parts of the world. Feel free to comment if it is.

Don’t get me wrong, sexual intercourse can be a good thing, but within certain contexts.

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There’s nothing wrong with meeting up with friends and have fun, but it can cross the line. And it does so when someone is taken advantage of. And so often, that means a person is drugged or is intoxicated and further taken advantage of in some way, often through rape.

And this opens the door to the discussion of sexual intercourse within our culture.

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I don’t think this is how it was meant to be. I am of the opinion that we should save sex for marriage and not have sex with anyone but our spouse. And I think this is where people might disagree with me.

But I think saving sex for marriage and sharing it only with your spouse is the way that God intended it to be. For in sexual intercourse, we share ourselves completely with someone else and this is an intimate act.

And not only that, but the use of contraception is a problem.

Last week, I heard an ad for a condom company. And here in America, it’s common to see television commercials about contraceptives for women.

I am of the opinion that contraception should not be used for the purpose of avoiding pregnancy. And I believe that life begins at conception. And I think that when conception happens, God has a plan for that child. And He has a plan for when a child is to be conceived.

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Yes, I think that certain medications, like birth control, can be taken if a person is in need of them for a medical reason, like coping with a disorder, syndrome, or illness. But I think that’s the only place where they are to be used.

There is a point to all of this, I promise.

Our culture can be focused on the topic of sexual intercourse. I think this is a good thing to have in our lives, but only in certain contexts. And the same can be said about contraceptives in a culture focused on an individual’s control of their body.

With that, I will leave the discussion here.

If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to comment below and/or send me an email!


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