Belle said was I was getting at in my post: through education and a shift in how people do what they do (being responsible, being smart, thinking of the consequences BEFOREHAND, etc.) would take A LOT of this stuff completely off the table.
Education. Responsibility. Thinking. Planning.
And yes, I do think morality and one's sense of ethics, right or wrong, etc. DOES enter in to it. Or it should anyway.
It's a long, long way from chastity to porn actor...and those steps are taken by choices and actions we alone make for ourselves.
Like Moogs said, you want to act like an adult and do "adult" things, then ACT like an responsible adult when things get tough or don't go as planned.
That includes lots of things, but especially when it comes to sex and procreation. That's serious business and should only be handled by people with proper skills and training, who can do it right.
But as usual, the irresponsible dumbasses and the "I can do whatever I want as long as it feels good and I ain't hurtin' nobody!" among us go and mess it up for everyone. There are WAY too many people out there who can't even take care of THEMSELVES or get their own act together, yet, oddly, those seem to be the ones most likely to be engaging in activities they probably shouldn't to begin with! Then, on top of that, they use the ever-reliable "don't worry, baby...I promise I'll pull out..." method of birth control.
Two things result:
- another unwanted, unplanned child brought into the world.
You oughtta have to have a license to screw.
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