posted on May, 7 2013 @ 06:26 PM
reply to post by Afterthought
I wasn't actually thinking about it that way. I was trying to mock the pursuit of safety that is a priority for so many.
I used to sell bicycles, and novice cyclists often wanted me to reassure them that mountain or urban cycling are "safe" activities. I wouldn't do
it, because they are not safe. Nothing worth doing is safe. I would point out to them that, statistically speaking, they put themselves at a much
greater risk of death while driving to the store than they would ever face while cycling.
The risk of injury while cycling is real, but in my opinion it is outweighed by the value of the experience. The whole idea of discouraging a glorious
activity with a high probability of mental and physical health benefits because there is also a relatively low probability of injury or death is crazy
You can apply this to nearly anything. Imagine a person who loved a potentially dangerous activity (skiing, rock climbing, aviation, boating, etc)
lying there in the hospital, dying of old age. As they reflect on their life are they thinking "gee, I wish I hadn't taken all of those risks. I
could have been killed!". Of course not. If anything, they wish they could go out and do it just one more time before they expire.
Sex is no different: A potentially risky activity with mental and physical benefits.