By STEVEN E. LANDSBURG JULY 8, 2007
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 may be the price of our permissive attitudes toward monogamy, chastity, along with other kinds of extreme conservatism that is sexual.
You have look over somewhere else concerning the sin of promiscuity. Without a doubt in regards to the sin of self-restraint.
Give consideration to Martin, a charming and generally speaking 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 quietly and individually entertained the chance which they might just be going home together. Regrettably, Fate, through its agents in the Centers for infection Control, intervened. The early morning regarding the celebration, Martin took place to see among those subway that is CDC-sponsored touting the virtues of abstinence. Chastened, he made a decision to remain house. In Martin’s lack, Joan connected using the similarly charming but quite a bit less prudent Maxwell – and Joan got AIDS.
If 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 advertisements tend to be more effective against Martin than against Maxwell, they have been a danger to Joan’s security. This is certainly particularly then when they displace Calvin Klein advertisements, which could have placed Martin in a far more mood that is socially beneficent.