Sex is the origin of life and is historically deep rooted in all that is in human evolution. Sex is the key to the gift of life, pleasure, fulfillment and strong morality. Sexual encounters range from passionate love to no strings attached. In this paper, the positive benefits of sex will be discussed when sex is encountered on a moral and valued basis. Sex can also be painful, lonely and dark and this will not be the scope of determining the everlasting benefits of sex. When a strong moral foundation is present in the sacred act of sex, many immediate and long term benefits will flourish. The benefits of sex can linger past the act and go on to lead to strong family values and positive role modeling.
In order to determine the true benefits of sex, we need to consider what acceptable sexual behavior is. America has rapidly changed in broadcasting and acting out on what is acceptable. “The pressures we face in a society that glamorizes sexual indulgence and turns a blind eye to the consequences of that indulgence are immense, and in many ways unique due to modern media” . There is playboy magazine, pornography, porn stars and prostitution. Do these quick fixes of sexual encounters truly benefit the individual? That is up for serious debate. Look at America and notice the escalating numbers of divorce rate, broken families and single family homes. Take notice on what the benefits truly are and should be on the journey in experiencing sex. Reproduction is the absolute main purpose of sex, this is so that the human species can live on and be thought the ways of their ancestors. As society evolved, sex also has become an act of pleasure, violence, and indecency. “Americans are facing a moral-spiritual crisis as catastrophic as thermonuclear war, and of the challenges we face, none is more consequential and demanding than the moral conflict over sex” . Before accurate benefits can be determined, we need to indentify the correct approach when seeking sex. Sex bestows many glorious benefits.
When sex is approached with morality in place, many true benefits will follow. Sex is better when there is love between both partners. When choosing a partner to have sex with, make sure they are someone that is a positive addition to your life. Sexual activity between two people who love and respect each other will create a positive environment. This environment will be conducive to stronger decision making regarding family, friends, work and livelihood. Sex is more than just a quick fix. Sex has everlasting psychological effects because it is an extremely intimate act. This intimate act should be saved for another that will embrace its sanctity.
Once a partner who exhibits all these qualities of love and respect is found, then the primal benefits will take place at an optimal level. With a healthy sex attitude, sex can relieve stress and build self-esteem . Sex is an exercise and burns calories, lowers blood pressure, promotes a healthy cardiovascular system and increases overall well-being. Sex can also be a pain reliever. Sexual activity also releases endorphins, a neurotransmitter which transmits to the brain and acts a pain and stress reliever. These neurotransmitters are also released while exercising. These positive effects can be experienced even in a loveless encounter; however, psychological effects will come into play. Oxytocin is a natural hormone released in the body during the act of sex. This hormone triggers emotions and feelings and causes some partners to attach. Therefore, it is important to pick a partner that will stick around for a long time and better yet “until death do us part” so that these benefits can be experienced on a consistent and comfortable pace and enjoyed at the optimum level.
Sex is a very powerful act and involves a spectrum of emotions and physical feelings. It is important to always consider safety when encountering any consensual sex encounter, because without precaution, sex can be dangerous including the transmission of sexual disease, unwanted pregnancies and emotional heartbreak and all these factors can have a disastrous effect in one’s entire life.
Now for the miracle of life that comes from sex, child bearing. This miraculous occurrence between the female and male reproduction systems creates the existence of life. The birth of life, sex’s sole purpose, gifts a couple with a child. The role of a strong family unit is to teach children the footsteps of their ancestors so the child can carry on their ways to the next generation . The miracle of having a baby is beyond rewarding and one of the most important moments in a man and woman’s life. Conception, pregnancy and birth of a child is the true blessing of life between man, woman and humanity. Having a child should be considered a true benefit as this is the opportunity to guide, protect and nourish young to grow into a strong and valuable adult.
In today’s society, sex is viewed at from all directions including messages of the acceptance of one night stands, flings, and friends with benefits. Those are all sexual encounters that can lead to risks with broken families and unwanted children. A strong family unit is vital in life-long happiness and stability. Sex is a critical factor in bridging the gap between strong families and broken families and the high rate of single family homes. This raises the question of the lust sex brings, was the sex really worth it when it was just sex and no love, respect and morality was involved? Was that one night stand really worth it?
Sex creates families and when sex is approached with a healthy sex attitude, these family units can be strong with many satisfying years of love and unity. However, having sex with the right partner doesn’t always bring children and family into play. The benefits of sex are still available to loving partners. They reap the benefits of diminishing any encounter with a foreign sexually transmitted disease. They revel in sexual benefits as they have access to it practically whenever they need it. And being a strong partner with monogamous sex is positive role modeling for society and the community.
All the topics discussed sure seem to be the “Leave it to Beaver” approach and raises the question on whether in today’s culture, this is realistically possible. Society doesn’t operate with a strong view of moral sex anymore. The media is saturated with sex ranging from pornography to homosexuality. Vulnerable people don’t know what to do because of lack of education and the current display of mainstream media.
It is critical to educate children and adults about the true benefits of sex; which include passion and pleasure, but the big picture benefits are entwined with having a loving and strong relationship and family structure. Throwing sex out into society as if it is just plainly and act of pleasure enables people to make poor decisions and then leaves them vulnerable. Sex is a sacred and extremely intimate act of love and closeness. “Sacred sex includes more than just the body, it includes the deepest part of the soul and the spirit as well . It should not be shared with anyone who would think anything less than that. Only with this on the forefront, will the most optimum benefits of sex be uncovered and experienced.
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