Respect and chastity
Whilst the RC church holds strong to the ban on contraception (which I personally don’t entirely agree) I totally agree with
“… Another effect that gives cause for alarm is that a man who grows accustomed to the use of contraceptive methods may forget the reverence due to a woman, and, disregarding her physical and emotional equilibrium, reduced her to being a mere instrument for the satisfaction of his own desires, no longer considering her as his partner whom he should surround with care and affection.”
[“Humanae Vitae: Encyclical of Pope Paul VI on the Regulation of Birth, July 25, 1968]
So many men at Uni boasted about conquests and how many girls they had. Keeping charts and swapping notes. Deliberately encouraging drinking or asserting emotional control to more easily add another to their list. Utterly vile.
I feel sad for the woman who woke up feeling proud to be on a list. I feel sad for women who woke up to the horror of rape.
But it was ok – they had a supply of condoms so no harm done – right?