I like this article from the Wall Street Journal because it points out how the sexual revolution and the rise of casual sex and porn has influenced how men and women treat each other. As mentioned in the article, casual sex often unwittingly teaches men that they don’t need to treat women right to get what they want out of their relationships because they can get sex for cheap…aka, minimal effort at all. Women will just give it to them and then often wonder why men drag their feet in committal. Because sex has been cheapened and given out more freely, it’s no wonder relationships between men and women aren’t nearly as mutually respectful and that we have problems with sexual assault, rape, and other forms of abuse in relationship. From all this, it’s easy to see the wisdom in many religions advising and prohibiting sex outside of marriage.