Oh good lord! Here’s the short version: Anyone male or female, liberal or conservative should be able to do whatever the hell they want to with their body and with whatever human partners they wish as long as it is all consensual. There’s a lot that was described in the OP that was explicitly about the lack of that.

Abstinence is not a viable answer to anything because sex is a biological impulse. It makes about as much sense as arbitrarily deciding that more than one meal a day is immoral and then looking down your nose at someone for being hungry. It’s natural to be hungry (or horny) but it’s not Okay to steal food or physical contact.

You know what’s really ironic and kind of funny is that sex clubs have the best cultures of respect for women and consent. The rest of the world could learn a lot from them.

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