Modernity Or Tradition: The Issue With Sexual Regulation, By Tim Stafford

Modernity or Tradition: The Issue with Sexual Regulation Religion, no matter from what part of the world or from what period of time, always had rules, regulations, and general guidelines for how humans should go about their daily lives. The subject of sex is one of the many guidelines that is continuously debated and talked about. Some of the better-known religions, such as Christianity or Buddhism, relate sexual activity as being an “impure” act or is considered “desirable”, and therefore should be held only for reproductive purposes. With modern times, however, comes modern thinking, which leads some to express their sexuality in other ways and encourage others to do so. With the aging of millennials, a sexual revolution has come where …show more content…
In Christianity, sex is made primarily for a male and female married couple to not only (obviously) reproduce but to also bond in an emotional and physical embrace (“Does the Bible Prohibit Sexual Pleasure?” par. 1). To have sex without first being married is defying God’s purpose for intercourse (Stafford par. 16). Tim Stafford, author of “The Truth about Sex”, continues to explain the problems humans run into when people decide to participate in sex before marriage: “You can 't cut the statistics…AIDS, millions of divorces, adulteries, abortions and unwanted pregnancies add up…” (par. 13). To be fair, if everyone on the planet would abide by God’s law of staying pure until marriage, and only bonded with their husbands and wives, then perhaps the rate of all these problems listed by Stafford would be greatly reduced – or even …show more content…
Through general education about sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, and abortions, one can make up their own mind as to how certain choices will affect their body and whether certain actions are “impure”. Allow religion to help as a guide, but not as a strict pathway. With the coming-of-age millennials, more change is sure to come and sex will be most likely regarded as free, open, and

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