Contraception, birth control, sexual abuse, prostitution, adultery, fornication: stories having to do with human sexual behavior as it pertains to church teaching.

Birth control and the decline of civilization
A woman who takes the pill has little to no cost to sex, and can therefore “sell” it to men cheaply

Susan comforting the baby, painting by Mary Cassatt, 1881 In The Sociological Tradition, Robert Nisbet referred to the Industrial and French Revolutions as the two great ideas of the western world. No two events so dramatically altered civilization as

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2019-12-06T12:21:45-08:00December 7th, 2019|Categories: Sexual Ethics|Tags: , |10 Comments

If you look at dirty pictures, your friends will be notified
Covenant Eyes and others use artificial intelligence for purity

Evangelical groups are turning to artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to help their members fight addiction to online pornography in a budding industry that one scholar calls an emerging “purity-industrial complex.” As pornography has exploded beyond just websites to

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2019-11-21T21:53:34-08:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Sexual Ethics|Tags: , , |17 Comments

How to regulate pornography
Justice Stevens' take on internet seems laughable today

The FCC could enact a rule migrating all pornography sites to, for example, the .xxx domain. A thirteen-year-old with a smartphone in 2019 has greater access to porno­graphy than the most depraved deviant could have dreamed possible two decades

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2019-11-08T13:19:05-08:00November 9th, 2019|Categories: Sexual Ethics|Tags: , |5 Comments

California expects barrage of child sex-abuse lawsuits
Potentially thousands preparing to sue under new law allowing victims more time to report allegations of abuse

A new law sponsored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) and takes effect Jan. 1, raises the statute of limitations to 40 years of age, or up to five years after discovery of sexual abuse. The law also opens

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2019-10-23T09:40:38-08:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: Sexual Ethics|Tags: |3 Comments

San Diegans arrested in porn website bust
$5000 promised for modeling jobs

The owners and two employees of two related pornography websites were charged in federal court with sex trafficking on Thursday, Oct. 10. Michael James Pratt, 36, Matthew Isaac Wolfe, 37, and Ruben Andre Garcia, 31, are all charged with “Sex

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2019-10-14T16:07:31-08:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Sexual Ethics|Tags: , |10 Comments

Fertility clinics – the next moral battleground
“It’s not in a woman. She’s not pregnant.”

Naperville Fertility Center, Sept. 28 Rosaries in hand, a small group of abortion opponents gathered outside a medical facility to pray for the unborn. It was a familiar ritual held at an unconventional location: a fertility clinic. An

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2019-10-11T10:24:18-08:00October 13th, 2019|Categories: Sexual Ethics|Tags: , , |8 Comments

Newsom says he’ll sign pro-prostitution bill
Law puts California at forefront of growing movement to decriminalize sex work

Advocates for sex workers’ rights celebrated a major victory Friday afternoon when California Governor Gavin Newsom announced his intent to sign legislation that would increase protections for people working in the commercial sex trade. Specifically, Senate Bill 233—first introduced in

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2019-07-30T12:40:02-08:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: Sexual Ethics|Tags: |17 Comments

APA task force promotes acceptance of non-monogamy
Group seeks to address the needs of non-monogamous people, saying they have marginalized identities

The American Psychological Association has established a task force on "consensual non-monogamy," an effort they say is necessary in order to reduce "stigma" on persons who practice polyamory. "Finding love and/or sexual intimacy is a central part of most

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2019-07-11T21:09:00-08:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: Sexual Ethics|Tags: |11 Comments

USCCB’s annual child-abuse report: 1,385 adults reported 1,455 new allegations

The U.S. bishops’ conference has released its annual report on the protection of children. The report records an increase in the number of new allegations of clerical sexual abuse being brought forward following the launch of independent compensation programs in

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2019-06-03T16:00:29-08:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Sexual Ethics|Tags: |11 Comments