Friday, June 29, 2012

100% Organic Sex

HEY CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS - give 1Flesh some attention
(and some clicks):

More about 1Flesh:
If anything can be said of our generation, it’s this: We want sexy back. Our parent’s generation, well, they lost it. They delivered to us a world with sky-high rates of divorce, abortion, and STDs; a world bored with sex and bored with romance; a world in which more and more people are turning to pornography to find sexual satisfaction; a world in which 1 in 5 women report being sexual assaulted, and the human body — the sexiest thing in the universe — is used to sell cars.

After extremely little consideration, we decided we don’t want that. We want awesome relationships and mind-blowing sex lives. We want women and men to be respected and loved for who they are, to the very depths of their being. We want sex free from fear, love free from use, and a world of people who love and respect their own bodies. In short, we want sexy back. In fact, we demand it.

So we got together — a group of college kids — to find the root of this mentality. (aka what the hell happened!?) Well, though any cultural change contains all sorts of contributing factors, we think we’ve narrowed all the wackness down to its primary cause: The widespread use of artificial contraception.

This is a dangerous idea. It’s dangerous because artificial contraception is heavily promoted by big pharmaceutical companies — like Bayer Corp. — and contraception providers — like Planned Parenthood. It’s dangerous because it’s not an idea supported by those in power. But most of all, it’s dangerous because it’s true.

We found, by looking at the best available analysis from sociology, medicine, philosophy and economics, that the widespread use of artificial contraception has failed to decrease STD prevalence, increased the global rate of HIV, seriously harmed the environment, screwed up relationships, and is strongly correlated with increased divorces, abortions, and unplanned pregnancies. We found that hormonal contraception significantly increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer, cervical cancer, heart disease, and may very well be lowering her sex drive. We found that the safety and effectiveness artificial contraception is often falsely advertised by pharmaceutical companies, and that the health benefits of hormonal contraception are totally exaggerated.

So we were all like,


Brian Gill said...

"Dangerous" is in the eye of the beholder, of course.

I'm glad to see that some of 'those crazy kids' did the research, crunched the numbers: and came to the same conclusion I did.

My 'eureka moment' was about three decades back. You're almost certainly not alone: survivors of the last half-century's experiment in social engineering are, I think, as unwilling to swallow the 'establishment line' as I was in my youth.

I trust that you'll do a better job of reforming American culture. My generation's efforts didn't go as well as I'd hoped.

Mr. H. said...

It is heartening to see so many new voices emerging to challenge the myth that the sexual revolution and contraception have been a good thing for society.

In addition to the aforementioned 1Flesh, here are a few more examples:

Jennifer Fulwiler, "The Contraception Trap":

Mary Eberstadt, "Has the Sexual Revolution Been Good for Women? No.":

Lila Rose, "Battle hymn of the anti-abortion feminist:"

Tom Hoopes, "The Truth About Natural Family Planning:"

Mister H (yours truly), "Why the Catholic Church Opposes Contraception:"

Janet Smith, with the classic "Contraception, Why not?"