Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
And when a guy first meets a girl, he buys her flowers, dinner, takes her nice places and buys her gifts... Do you think he would do ANY of that if
not for the prospect of sex?
I must be incredibly naive because the answer I come to is yes. Dinner, flowers, time spent out with eachother. These aren't
a drip, drip
payment for upcoming sex. What is wrong with people? It is time spent with someone you hold feelings for, time spent together enjoying each others
company. It is not on the promise of sex. It is not some kind of silent prostitution contract. Damn, I have known people who I would imagine most
of you would try to hurridly shuffle past if you saw them in the street and even they
do not see any dates etc. as a downpayment for sex. The
men and women who think it is need to take a good hard look at themselves and their cynical view of the world. Such a thing may be particular to your
way of life, but not all.
As it happens I do think prostitution should be legalised, well... policed perhaps. But I also think that it should be as popular a career and modern
requirement as grave robbing. I honestly don't think that it can ever be harmless. To either party.
This is not a man/woman who enjoys an 'active and stimulating' sex life with a vivacious sexual appetite. These are the unfortunates of society,
the homeless, the most downtrodden. Those dependent on drugs and increasingly those who were brought into western countries under false pretences and
find themselves modern day slaves trapped in a tragic hellish nightmare.
That is their situation. That someone could gleam pleasure in taking advantage of that...
As for the moral issues with todays sexual behaviour a look as the recent 'Death for Porn Images' shows how sick people are becoming. Morally there
is no defence for that case. Decadent, repugnant. There are numerous ways to describe the disgust at the affair but I think just plain 'wrong'
sums it up best. Christian or not, the attitude of today especially amongst children and early teens
is worrying and perhaps more, saddening.
and the evidence painfully apparent to anyone with children do show an unfortunate
trend. The situation is so bad that demand has so far outstripped resources that
some clinics in the UK are having to turn people away.
It has to be accepted that the current situation of massive demand for access to sexual health services is not being met. GUM clinics turn away
significant number of patients as they simply cannot cope.
Is this a moral concern? Yes, I would have thought it obvious. People's seem to be fostering the idea that sex can be taken as a totally physical
thing in isolation and with no emotional cost at all. Rubbish. I honestly believe as I read on ATS only recently that treating sex in such a cold
removed way damages all involved.
One of the things which pushed me toward this opinion was the story of a famous porn actress (I presume famous and so experienced in the field) who
recently tried to break the world record for the most consecutive sexual partners in one sitting. She called the event to a close before reaching her
target and she was in absolute tears.
Why? Why would a professional porn actress be affected so badly? The tears weren't for pyhsical pain.
So, while I advocate the legalising, or as I said perhaps policing of prostitution to ensure the safety of those involved, I do think there is good
cause for concern at the increasing view of sex as an emotionally cost free good time.
After all this though and with these concerns whatever occurs between two consenting adults is their own buisness, but I do believe that the present
culture is offering the wrong image to those growing up in present day surroundings. There should be an understanding of the difference between the
unashamed (by that I mean to a certain extent openess rather than any hushed embarassment stemming the discussion of the topic which only leads to
problems) acknowlegement of the enjoyment of sex between adults and the casual disregarding of any consequences.
So there are issues I think need to be addressed. But why would the Bush amnistration focus on this? There are a few reasons that I can think of,
unfortunately a genuine moral personal concern does not rank amongst them.