Could what’s missing in sex today be… virtue?

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The following thoughts from an essay by Anthony Esolen for the Wetherspoon Institute on the topic “Where is the Virtue?” is a brilliant examination of today’s Western culture and its current attitude to sex.

Here is an excerpt to whet your appetite:

Our culture has become soft. We suppose that sex is too trivial to require virtue, yet we also believe it is so significant that to suggest any restraint upon its consensual exercise is an affront to the most important fount of human dignity...

It is a telltale sign for our times that our most heated debates arise from the sexual faculties. We suppose ourselves enlightened in these matters, having matured far beyond the repressions and the taboos of our ancestors...

What is the virtue the sexual faculties demand?

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