Quote: Babies and Bonding


“What is the purpose and meaning and nature of sexual intercourse? It seems to me to be quite clear. It’s for two things. It’s for babies and it’s for bonding. And that’s what happens when you have sexual intercourse – you have babies and you bond. My view is, if you don’t want to have babies and you don’t want to bond, then you shouldn’t be having sexual intercourse.” – Dr. Janet Smith

Duh. This is a biological obviousness. Yet, we humans have a knack for missing the obvious.

The abuse of sex is the source of so many of our ills in our society. Of course, when we abuse anything (use it outside of the purpose it was made) we will undoubtedly run into problems. And when you abuse something as fundamental and important as sex, you get big problems.

3 comments Add comment

John June 8, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Truth. It’s so simple.

Bill June 8, 2009 at 1:39 pm

We have a long way to get back to the obvious, unfortunately. After 50 years of having media deliver and reinforce the message that “Sex is for fun, and requires no commitment to bonding or to babies (whether you wanted them or not, they’re an inconvenience at best and more often a punishment),” it’s no wonder people now view sex as nothing more than an enjoyable way to shake hands.

And to think, we used to worry about whether it was appropriate to kiss goodnight at the end of the third date.

Artie June 8, 2009 at 8:40 pm

I have always wanted to learn more about theology of the body, I am somewhat of a novice on this topic.

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