Richard Wetzel, Sexual wisdom, Proctor Publications, P.O.B. 2498, Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, city (1990 pop. 109,592), seat of Washtenaw co., S Mich., on the Huron River; inc. 1851. It is a research and educational center, with a large number of government and industrial research and development firms, many in high-technology fields such as , MI, 1998, 338 pages, paperback, $12.95
Dr. Wetzel has written a doctor's thoroughly Catholic view of sexuality, a view he has come to through experience. He offers it as "a guide for parents, young adults, educators, and physicians."
The book is built around seventeen misconceptions concerning sex, and perhaps the best review of it would be a list of these misconceptions.
1. People, especially men, have specific genital, sexual needs.
2. Sex, without love, is healthy.
3. Premarital sex is acceptable if the couple love each other.
4. Premarital sex is the private decision of the two people involved.
5. Premarital sex is acceptable for consenting adults consenting adults npl → adultos con capacidad de consentir
consenting adults npl → personnes consentantes
consenting adults npl .
6. Premarital sex helps to establish a good sexual relationship in marriage.
7. Premarital sex allows a couple to evaluate their compatibility before they commit themselves to marriage.
8. By removing the attitudinal barriers to premarital sex, the sexual revolution has liberated women.
9. STDs are not a serious problem because they are easy to screen for, diagnose, treat, and cure.
10. Pornography and excessive exposure to sexual innuendo innuendo n. from Latin innuere, "to nod toward." In law it means "an indirect hint." "Innuendo" is used in lawsuits for defamation (libel or slander), usually to show that the party suing was the person about whom the nasty statements were made or why the comments are not necessarily harmful, and possibly negative effects from them can be eliminated through awareness.
11. Contraceptives always work and are, therefore, sufficient for "responsible sex."
12. All contraceptives work by preventing conception.
13. Disadvantages of natural methods of fertility regulation include increased risk of birth defects birth defects, abnormalities in physical or mental structure or function that are present at birth. They range from minor to seriously deforming or life-threatening. A major defect of some type occurs in approximately 3% of all births. and required "long" periods of abstinence abstinence: see fasting; temperance movements. which cause sexual dysfunction sexual dysfunction
Inability to experience arousal or achieve sexual satisfaction under ordinary circumstances, as a result of psychological or physiological problems. .
14. Use of Fertility Awareness Fertility awareness (FA) refers to a set of practices in which a woman observes one or more of her primary fertility signs to determine the fertile and infertile phases of her menstrual cycle. is restricted to couples with an unusually healthy relationship or to certain religions.
15. All morality is subjective and, therefore, relative. Morality means something different for each person.
16. The Old Morality is insufficient for dealing with contemporary ethical dilemmas. For these, a New Morality is necessary.
17. Sex education should be "values free."
Every young person (and his or her parents too) should read this book to find out how to answer these errors.