Fornication is generally consensual sexual intercourse between two people not married to each other. When one or more of the partners having consensual sexual intercourse is married to another person, it is called adultery. Nonetheless, John Calvin viewed adultery to be any sexual act that is outside the divine model for sexual intercourse, which includes fornication.
For many people, the term carries an overtone of moral or religious disapproval, but the significance of sexual acts to which the term is applied varies between religions, societies and cultures. In modern usage, the term is often replaced with more judgment-neutral terms like premarital sex, extramarital sex, or recreational sex.
2. The person is thus capable of a higher kind of love than concupiscence, which only sees objects as a means to satisfy one's appetites; the person is capable rather of friendship and self-giving, with the capacity to recognize and love persons for themselves. (Pontifical Council for the Family: The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality, 1995).
3. Sex is only for marriage and marriage only for sex.
2. Sex is good. And if it is bad, it is because something else is wrong. The adult reality is that married people frequently do not want to or cannot have sex with each other. If, in theory, we can agree that having sex is better than not having sex, what do we do about that?.