Sunday, June 27, 2010
[Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried portray young lovers in Dear John]
What could be more beautiful than young love - spontaneous, overpowering, euphoric, exciting. Endless popular movies, songs and novels celebrate it. But the Torah prohibits any sexual stimulation outside of marriage and many people find this to be very oppressive.
Is there another side of the coin which doesn't always get in the movies? What are some of the downsides of sex outside marriage?
Occasionally even murder.
The vast majority of promiscuous girls regret their behavior. Research indicates that many girls have extra-marital sex merely because men demand it.
Even masturbation can become compulsive, especially with today's Internet porn sites.
On the other hand, I doubt anyone has regretted chastity.
Posted by jewish philosopher at 10:42 AM