What about safe sex there is no such thing no form of

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"What about safe sex?"There is no such thing. No form of contraception can prevent a heart from being broken, and a soul from being lost.God has created sexuality for a far greater purpose than regretful one-night stands. To express to us how tremendous the act oflovemaking is, God uses it to bring an eternal soul into the world. One marital embrace and a child can be created! The act cries outfor true permanence. By its very existence, that child is saying, "I'm permanent, so you two should be as well!"Often, the couple knows they are not ready for the total giving and commitment their act embodies, so they do everything in theirpower to deny the natural process of life-giving love. Couples begin to treat pregnancy as a disease against which they must beprotected, instead of a gift to receive with joy. One woman said, "It's like saying, 'I want to make love to you, but I've got to get mybarrier in place.' Sounds a bit like making war, not love." Contraception degrades women especially; it gives men a license to usewomen by enjoying the pleasures of sex without permanent commitment. Whoever supports contraception for the sake of women'srights destroys with one hand what they are trying to build up with the other.What about the body? Can it be spared from the consequences of premarital sex? Not at all. You should not be motivated by fear towork for true love, but if that would help, here are some of the statistics you seldom hear:At least one in four sexually active adults has herpes, which is incurable and easily transmitted. If a woman contracts it,two-thirds of her newborn children who contract it from her will die at birth.9Is it worth it?Eight out of ten people who have a sexually transmitted disease are not aware of it yet.10If you have sex with a person, you are effectively having sex with everyone they have had sex with in the past ten years,not to mention the others their partners have had sex with.11This is especially frightening due to the fact that when aperson gets the HIV virus, it normally does not show itself as AIDS for ten years.If a woman gets chlamydia, one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, and is not treated in time, she willbecome permanently infertile. Eighty percent of women do not show symptoms of chlamydia when they have contracted it.Thus, it is called the "silent sterilizer."12Other sexually transmitted diseases that can be carried into marriage undetected include gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes,human papilloma virus, hepatitis B, HIV, and a few dozen others.13These are not ideal wedding gifts.Women whose sexual activity began at an early age (teens) and women who have had multiple sexual partners have amuch higher chance of developing cervical cancer. Part of the cause of this may be from a virus transmitted through men,who can give the virus to their wives once they marry.14Research has shown that condoms have an average failure rate of 31% in protecting against HIV. AIDS is incurable and
always fatal.15Think: Would you jump out of a plane with a parachute that had only a 69% chance of working?

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Term
Fall
Professor
Fox
Tags
Human Sexuality, Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior, Pope John Paul II

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