I’m just overhearing a discussion on Leighton Smith’s radio show that encompasses teenage vaccines, teenage sex, and the importance of being a virgin at marriage.
Most of the callers, not to mention the host, seem to have the lemon-sucking idea that abstinence is some sort of moral virtue; that sex outside marriage is wrong: that non-married persons must avoid promiscuous sex because the act of sex is bad – an idea derived largely from bogus religious morality, and promoted by Puritans everywhere.
I’d like to contrast that with Objectivist morality, which suggests that one shouldn’t be promiscuous because sex is so good.
I’d like to point you to a good discussion of Ayn Rand’s view of monogamy. And I’d like to point you to a good Objectivist fisking of the idea of virginity. So I will: