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The Pursuit of Pleasure without Responsibility

The sexual revolution, which began in the 1960s and continues unabated today, is first and foremost a revolt against maturity. A central aspect of maturity is the willingness to take responsibility for the consequences of one’s behavior. But the ultimate goal of the sexual revolution is to  enjoy all the pleasures of sex with none of its responsibilities :   sex anytime, anywhere, with anyone, by any means, without commitment, without emotional attachment, without risk to life, health, or pocketbook, but  especially  without the risk of having children. Why especially without the risk of having children? Because raising a child is the ultimate responsibility. And the troublesome thing about taking responsibility is that doing so necessarily requires a  self-limitation of personal freedom . A single man has greater personal freedom than a man with a wife and child. He may use his time and energy and money in any way that pleases  him.  Not so if he has a wife to care for and a chil