From the Bulletproof Pimp:
Frequent sexual activity may reduce a man’s risk of prostate cancer, according to a study in the April 7 Journal of the American Medical Association. The cancer risk in men who reported more than 20 monthly ejaculations was 33 percent less than that of other men, the Harvard University study showed.
I don’t know if this is a medical argument in favor of polygamy, prostitution or pornography, but perhaps it will benefit those poor men married to undersexed women who prefer television, eating and romance novels to sex. (How anyone can claim they don’t have time for sex when the average adult watches 150 minutes of TV per day while the average sexual interlude requires 28.2 minutes is beyond me.) Pretty soon, marriage vows will revolve around control of the remote, not physical faithfulness.
Of course, it’s quite possible even a raised awareness of the risks won’t help, since pointing out that turning you down every night means increasing the risk of leaving your poor children without a father may not prove as compelling a case as might be thought if you are in possession a decent life insurance policy. And as for the impotence risk, obviously that’s not so much a problem from her perspective.
This is why I don’t have any problem with state-approved homogamy. State-sponsored marriage has proven to be a complete disaster for men and women alike, so I don’t see any point in worrying about further wrecking a broken model.
As for any Christians who find all this appalling – don’t bother to email; I know, I know, I’m taking my libertarianism too far etc – I find it interesting that we are seldom slow to condemn marital unfaithfulness, but I have never, ever heard a pastor or any other church leader criticize those who, in direct contradiction to the Apostle Paul’s warning, reject their husbands and wives for reasons other than devoting themselves to prayer.
One sin can never justify another, but when one leads so reliably to another, it seems strange to ignore what is at least a potential cause of the problem.