By STEVEN E. LANDSBURG JULY 8, 2007
MORE SEX IS SAFER SEX
It is real: AIDS is nature’s awful retribution for the tolerance of immoderate and socially reckless sexual behavior. The epidemic could be the cost of our permissive attitudes toward monogamy, chastity, as well as other kinds of extreme intimate conservatism.
You have look over somewhere else concerning the sin of promiscuity. Without a doubt concerning the sin of self-restraint.
Give consideration to Martin, a charming and generally wise child with a limited intimate history, who’s been carefully flirting together with his coworker Joan. As the other day’s workplace celebration approached, both Joan and Martin quietly and separately entertained the outlook which they might just be going home together. Regrettably, Fate, through its agents during the Centers for infection Control, intervened. The early early morning for the celebration, Martin occurred to note some of those CDC-sponsored subway advertisements touting the virtues of abstinence. Chastened, he made a decision to remain house. In Martin’s lack, Joan connected utilizing the similarly charming but quite a bit less prudent Maxwell – and Joan got AIDS.
Once the cautious Martin withdraws through the mating game, he causes it to be easier for the Maxwell that is reckless to regarding the hapless Joan. If those subway advertisements tend to be more effective against Martin than against Maxwell, they have been a hazard to Joan’s security. This will be particularly then when they displace Calvin Klein adverts, which can have placed Martin in an even more socially beneficent mood.
In the event that Martins regarding the global globe would take it easy a small, we’re able to slow the spread of AIDS. Needless to say, we mightnot need to push this past an acceptable limit: if Martin loosens up a lot of, he becomes because dangerous as Maxwell. Continue Reading…