Have You Heard About The New ‘Consent Condom?’

One thing can be said for sure about capitalism and that is where there is a demand for a consumer product, there will be a producer to satisfy that demand if a profit can be made.  Thus, the new “Consent Condom” from Argentinian firm, Tulipan.

What is the Consent Condom? Glad you asked, particularly if you work on Capitol Hill. Put a bunch of smart young adults in a pressurized, highly competitive workplace and “things” inevitably happen. Now the name of the product makes sense, doesn’t it.

And you know exactly what I mean by “things,” don’t you. That’s how it was when I worked for four years on the Hill and got caught up in those things in a big way. It was a heck of a ride at the time, but it was among the worst decisions of this man’s life.

Why am I bringing up capitalism and condoms on a blog ostensibly devoted to presenting the apologetic for Jesus Christ as exactly what He claimed to be, the Resurrected Son of God and only way to eternal life in Heaven?

There’s also that “Been There. Done That. Let’s Talk” element of HillFaith. When I say “done that,” the reference is in great part to my having been caught up in those “things” while working on the Hill.

And, at least for those with an open mind and who might benefit, I’m here to share my experience and the lessons I learned, almost always the hard way, being the stubborn jackass that I was and can occasionally still be.

“And I’m here to share my experience and the lessons I learned, almost always the hard way, being the stubborn jackass that I was and can occasionally still be.”

One thing I hope folks on the Hill will do is think seriously for a moment about those “things” — ok, let’s call it what it is, which is pre-marital or extra-marital sex.

Professor Sean McDowell takes a look at the Consent Condom in a recent blog post and sees it as the hook for a down-to-earth discussion about the Sexual Revolution of the 60s and 70s and what it has produced in the current generation of young people.

“The new sexual ethic is consent. As long as it is consensual, any sexual behavior between adults is permissible,” McDowell writes in a summary statement for the history mentioned in the prior paragraph.

“We were promised free love. We were promised freedom from sexual repression. We were promised increased mental and sexual health for individuals and society.”

“Former behavior that was considered shameful, such as pre-marital sex, extra-marital sex, homosexual behavior, and so on, is now considered permissible if there is consent,” McDowell continues.

Next, McDowell claims this latest product from Argentina “reveals the failure of the sexual revolution. That’s right. It shows that the promises of the sexual revolution are vacuous.

“We were promised free love. We were promised freedom from sexual repression. We were promised increased mental and sexual health for individuals and society.”

Why does McDowell see failure in the Sexual Revolution? “Honestly, are we seeing a decrease in sexual aggressiveness? Are we seeing an increase in sexual self-control,” he asks.

I can almost hear you exclaiming whoa! Now you owe it to yourself (and your spouse or partner(s), as it were) to go here and read the rest of McDowell’s discussion. Don’t worry, it’s about the length of a one-pager, like the communications directors and press secretaries prefer.

Editor’s Note: You’ve probably heard of Tony Dungy, the former Super Bowl-winning coach of the Indianapolis Colts. You may not have heard of Rev. Tony Evans, but he’s one of the most successful Black pastors in America. Together, they’re up to something directly related to what McDowell discusses above. Go ahead, clink the link! I promise it will be worth it.

Editor’s Note II: And then there’s The Federalist’s Adam Ellwanger, a University of Houston associate professor, who points to this and much else, among multiple contradictions in the current sexual climate:

“Those insisting that monogamy is unnatural while celebrating the puritanical sexual ethic of Me Too are calling for men to restrain themselves at the same time they are calling for lifting restraints on sexual desire. That’s a troubling contradiction.”

Editor’s Note III: Did you see the Gallup Lifestyle survey results earlier this week? Turns out married people are happier than unmarried people virtually across the board, including being more satisfied with their household income (by 22 points), standard of living (17 points), housing (23 points), their communities as places to live (15 points), personal health ( three points) and family (by a whopping 25 points).

Who knew? Well, actually we did. Does this result tell us something about the wisdom of God’s creation of marriage as providing the most suitable and rewarding for man and woman, as in Genesis 2:24? 

Lots to think about here, friends and neighbors.

Author: Mark Tapscott

Follower of Christ, devoted husband of Claudia, doting father and grandfather, conservative lover of liberty, journalist and First Amendment fanatic, former Hill and Reagan aide, vintage Formula Ford racer, Okie by birth/Texan by blood/proud of both, resident of Maryland. Go here: https://hillfaith.blog/about-hillfaith-2/