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Adultery vs sex before marriage

  1. Sep 20, 2005 #1
    "adultery is worse than sex before marriage" do you agree?
    i would like to hear your opinions, giving reaons both for and against the statement :blushing:
     
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  3. Sep 20, 2005 #2

    arildno

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    adultery: It is dumb in the first place to give out promises you can't keep; not to keep promises is not a particularly moral form of behaviour.

    sex before marriage: Eeh, what's wrong with that?
     
  4. Sep 20, 2005 #3
    I agree.

    Because there's nothing wrong with sex before marriage.
     
  5. Sep 20, 2005 #4
    I aint gonna get married just to get laid, and i don't plan on cheating on my girlfriend either, i would end the relationship if i ever got that desperate.
     
  6. Sep 20, 2005 #5

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    I agree with your statement. I think adultery is a sign for psychological trouble (a cry for professional help) and it can be enormously damaging to the self and the spouse. "Sex before marriage" is not a clearly defined concept. Having sex with one's fiancee is technically sex before marriage but obviously not the same as having sex with someone other than one's significant other (e.g. BF/GF or fiancee).
     
  7. Sep 20, 2005 #6

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    I see nothing wrong with sex before marriage, but in most cases adultery is harmful to a relationship, a sign of dishonesty, and will cause someone pain.
     
  8. Sep 20, 2005 #7
    interestingly enough there is a positive correlation between Watching TV and Early Sexual Activity
     
  9. Sep 20, 2005 #8
    If you are in any kind of committed relationship, cheating (whether that is on the person you are married to or just committed to) is horrible. Having sex before marriage (not cheating) is completely fine I believe. Especially since I considered myself married years before I said "I do." In my book, sexual experience is a good thing- whether it is women or men. The myth of the pure, virginal bride(groom) on the wedding night would make for a pretty unsatisfactory night in my minds eye.
     
  10. Sep 20, 2005 #9

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    Those who don't watch TV are more likely to be considered 'Nerdy' and less likely to get laid? Just a thought.
     
  11. Sep 20, 2005 #10
    What, the western world does a lot of both?
     
  12. Sep 20, 2005 #11
    Actually, it seems like the opposite would be the case. Imagine two people dating for years and both people are presumably very horny for eachother (under the assumption that one of the two doesn't seek other people to satiate them in that manner), they would probably be looking forward enthusiastically to the night of the marriage when things will be consummated. Hence their built up sexual angst will be released on that night after having stored it up for so long.
     
  13. Sep 20, 2005 #12
    At first glance, yes. But looking back on the first time, even if it is great, is not nearly as good as when you know what you are doing. That doesn't mean people should have meaningless sex all the time, but if they are dating seriously and truly mean to marry each other, and mean their vows, why would waiting until the marriage night be better than having sex this friday night?

    And having stored up all that "energy" for so long, tends to make the night a short one, none-the-less probably more memorable than someone else's first time (before marriage).
     
  14. Sep 20, 2005 #13

    EnumaElish

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    Wait, what's wrong with Tuesday nite?
    :smile:
     
  15. Sep 20, 2005 #14

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    Or perhaps, sexually active people are more inclined to smoke and watch TV after the activity? (Why not have a beer, too, while at it?)
     
  16. Sep 20, 2005 #15
    No. People who watch a lot of TV also tend to have earlier sexual experience.
     
  17. Sep 20, 2005 #16
    I tend to watch abit of TV after rather than before, unless i fall straight to sleep.
     
  18. Sep 20, 2005 #17
    What you mean is that young kids who watch alot of TV are exposed to more sexual material, and their interest in it is piqued at a younger age, I think.
     
  19. Sep 20, 2005 #18
    thanks alot for the replies and views. the somewhat heated dicussion this was sparking shows me that it would be a good topic to set as a debate to my class. thank you. :smile:
     
  20. Sep 20, 2005 #19
    What's the class?
     
  21. Sep 20, 2005 #20

    EnumaElish

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    There is a way to test this theory. Take biological twins or "social twins" and encourage one set of twins to watch lots of TV while discourage the others from same. Then record the age they first become active.

    Another explanation is that something biological is going on to make people sexually active at an earlier age. (Similar to the increase in the average height with every new generation.) At the same time, the number of hours that people are watching TV (and/or the age at which they begin) is increasing for independent reasons. But taken together they look like there may be a causal relationship between the two.

    A similar "relationship" can be seen in Flying Spaghetti Monster's chart of global average temperature vs. the approxımate number of pirates over time. I think that chart would be a great learning tool for "Stat 101," "Intro Ecology," "Env Sci" and similar courses; the lesson I would emphasize for the students is "think before you plot."
     
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