Over 1/4 adults in New York City have herpes. Now, I have a serious question to ask everyone: Do you feel that the removal of restrictions on sexual mores since feminism and The Pill liberated women, has been worth the trade off of STD rates and abortion (check out this chart since Roe v. Wade)? (Never mind mental health issues.)
Before answering too quickly, I’m figuring you’re an average male or female. In which case, you’ve had approximately 8 partners for men, a little less for women (and the men report more partners because they go to prostitutes–hi Eliot). Give or take….. Do you regret your couplings? Would you rather not have had sex with these people? And would your opinion change if you ended up with a permanent scourge like herpes or like Obama said, a baby?
It seems to me that one of the reasons we’re getting more moderate Republican leaders is because many Americans, while conservative in their ideals, are more liberal in their actions. That’s why I believe abortion will be legal for a long time in most states even should Roe be overturned and why STDs will continue to plague people. People profess to believe in chastity before marriage, even conservative Christians, but few actually believe it enough to practice it.
Cross-posted at Dr. Melissa Clouthier