By STEVEN E. LANDSBURG 8, 2007 july
MORE SEX IS SAFER SEX
It really is real: AIDS is nature’s awful retribution for the threshold of immoderate and socially reckless intimate behavior. The epidemic could be the cost of our permissive attitudes toward monogamy, chastity, as well as other kinds of extreme conservatism that is sexual.
You have look over elsewhere concerning the sin of promiscuity. Let me make it clear concerning the sin of self-restraint.
Think about Martin, a charming and generally wise man that is young a restricted intimate history, who’s got been carefully flirting together with his coworker Joan. As the other day’s workplace celebration approached, both Joan and Martin silently and separately entertained the outlook which they might just home be going together. Regrettably, Fate, through its agents in the Centers for infection Control, intervened. The early early morning regarding the celebration, Martin took place to note among those CDC-sponsored subway adverts touting the virtues of abstinence. Chastened, he made a decision to stay house. In Martin’s lack, Joan installed because of the similarly charming but considerably less prudent Maxwell – and Joan got AIDS.
As soon as the cautious Martin withdraws through the mating game, he helps it be easier for the careless Maxwell to victim in the hapless Joan. If those subway adverts are far more effective against Martin than against Maxwell, they have been a hazard to Joan’s security. (more…)