posted on Jun, 16 2005 @ 05:09 PM
I am pretty much a devout athiest.
That said, it must be observed that the act of intermingling moist protein tissues is an easily accessable vector for microorganisms and viruses.
So evolution [biological or social] has in many cases created prudish attitudes towards sex, via whatever means to protect people from themselves. It
ofcourse goes into direct competition with the biological urge to have sex, Therefore it has to be a pretty stringent edict to be followed over the
top of passionate needs and have any effect.
But perhaps that has to be balanced with the fact that viruses may have played a very signigicant role in biological evolution. Infecting the
reproductive cells is the only means of creating evolutionary change in a species.
High risk -> most often disaster, with very rarely high rewards
Low risk -> low risk, unchanging persistance of the species.