The sexual revolution of the 1960s is the mother of much contemporary thinking about sexual relations. Sex is absolutely vital to full human development and happiness.Virginity is an unfortunate and incomplete condition.American Orthodox Christians find themselves at the beginning of the 21st century encompassed by a cultural milieu that is post-Christian, secular, and foreign to the mind of the Church.Nowhere is this reality more evident than in the area of human sexuality.Living according to the mores of the sexual revolution neither glorifies the Holy Trinity nor promotes the dignity and salvation of men and women.We Orthodox Christians must know more than what we are against. What exactly does the Orthodox Church teach about sexual relations?Anyone who can successfully embrace such a beautiful way of life should, and in so doing wed not an earthly bride or bridegroom, but Jesus Christ Himself.
Our Lord Jesus Christ is the perfect human being, and yet He never had sex.
Traditional Christian notions of sexuality are repressive and incongruous with personal freedom.
Thinking like this has led to immense sorrow, and the bad fruit of the sexual revolution over the last thirty years are obvious: the exponential proliferation of domestic violence, adultery, venereal disease, unwed pregnancy, abortion and divorce.
The sexual needs and drives of men and women are the same.
All sex is good, as long as it involves love or at least refrains from "injuring" someone else.
Prior to the Incarnation of our Master Jesus Christ, life long virginity as we have it today in the Church was unheard of.