This post over at Scoop highlights the reality (whether we like it or not) that the ‘anything goes’ mindset (and more specifically the outworking of that mindset) toward sexuality is not healthy – literally. It does matter where you put your bits.
For me, an interesting angle is that of self-control. We have the ability to control even the most basic and ‘natural’ desires.
Clearly, none of us controls our ‘self’ as well as we may want to (if we are audacious enough to believe that we even should control ourselves). Apparently, something more than short-term national campaigns is needed – according to the article:
The effects of the ‘Hubba Bubba’ campaign haven’t lasted. More young people are getting STIs, not fewer. What’s needed is a renewed emphasis on education and personal responsibility. Young New Zealanders need an attitude change.
Maybe re-claiming the value of the human body and sexuality would help just a tad?