Sex & the Soul

STDs Involve More Than Our Bodies

Sex has a direct impact on the soul. Despite over 300 years' worth of scientific and cultural enlightenment to dispel ignorant notions regarding the existence of souls and of cosmic powers seeking to steal or save them, the drama of the soul keeps shining through, like early morning sunlight streaking into your room when you were so sure you had shut the blinds tight the night before.

I saw an inadvertent sunbeam through some especially sordid blinds recently upon reading a story on CNN.com about the rapid rise in the numbers of people infected with STDs in the United States.1 According to the Centers for Disease Control, "the rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis—the...

 

Mike Mitchell holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and religion and is the author of The Life Underneath, A Story of Murder, Love and Real Life. See more from Mike at www.mutepoet.com.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #40, Spring 2017 Copyright © 2021 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo40/sex-the-soul

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