God gave us a sex drive for a reason
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
I would like to write in response to a letter to the editor in last week's Observer entitled "Follow your heart, reclaim your purity."
In it, the author wrote, "We don't always know what we mean with our hearts." How can she say that? I am MADLY in love with my girlfriend, and I would do ANYTHING for her. She is the highlight of my dismal existence at this horrible university, and I would do anything to make her happy. I can not even begin to explain the depth of my love for her. We are not "immature teenagers who just want a relationship for the sake of a relationship."
No one can define "pure" and "good;" they are both open to interpretation. One can go by what the Bible says, but I do not feel that one needs to follow the path of the good book to be accepted by God. Who is to say that two people in love should not feel free to do what they want to each other?
I used to feel that virginity was something stupid, until I met my girlfriend. I have been with her for a while now. She changed my mind on chastity, and as much as I would like sex, I feel now that it is better to wait until marriage. However, I don't see why that entails no other sexual contact. We as human beings were made to interact in that manner.
We were given a sex drive for a reason. I don't think God is cruel and would give us this urge simply as a test and never give us any viable option to escape its influence.
In closing, I want to thank the author for her opinion, as well as for the possible loss of my girlfriend. She has become extremely upset of late over this sort of issue. Long- distance relationships are hard enough. This has just thrown another wrench in the gears.
Case Western Reserve
November 14, 1999
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