Problem

Misuse of sex

Other Names:
Trivialization of sexuality
Disordered use of sex
Claim:
It must never be forgotten that the disordered use of sex tends progressively to destroy the person's capacity to love by making pleasure, instead of sincere self-giving, the end of sexuality and by reducing other persons to objects of one's own gratification. In this way the meaning of true love between a man and a woman (love always open to life) is weakened as well as the family itself. Moreover, this subsequently leads to disdain for the human life which could be conceived, which, in some situations, is then regarded as an evil that threatens personal pleasure. "The trivialization of sexuality is among the principal factors which have led to contempt for new life. Only a true love is able to protect life". (Pontifical Council for the Family: The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality, 1995).
Problem Type:
J: Problems Under Consideration
Date of last update
12.05.1999 – 00:00 CEST