Islam does not prohibit sex, it approves of it, celebrates it and encourages it but within the confines of marriage and within certain guidelines and principles (for example between a husband and wife, not anal sex). And we Muslims have great sex with our spouses, but outside there is that aspect of modesty, it's not to be advertised, there is modesty in dress code, etc... what is in the bedroom is in the bedroom.
I'm all for that, but it's funny that you would say this, especially since you advocate for regulating what happens in people's bedroom conditional on them having the right paperwork (in this case being married). There's a word for that sort of thing you know.
Well women being used and abused in one night stands
See, here's your problem. You don't think of women as equals, capable of making their own decisions and controlling their life and, coincidentally, their vaginas. You think that they require you to protect them and make decisions for them. You believe that a woman that chooses
to have sex outside of the parameters that you define as acceptable doesn't really decide it and, unknowingly, is being "used and abused." And you believe that your particular religious beliefs entitle you to regulate other people's lives.
In other words, when you say "what is in the bedroom is in the bedroom
" you don't really mean it.
wide spread STDs
Marriage doesn't magically innoculate you against sexually-transmitted diseases. Condoms, on the other hand, offer pretty good protection for most kinds of sexually-transmitted diseases. Not perfect and not against all of them, but still better than casting
"Magical shield of virtue (+50 immunity)"
pardon me, I meant marriage.
Strawman: mothers can end up single regardless of their marital status during sex.
So instead of telling teenagers that they should not have sex until they're ready, and educating them on topics like birth control and prevention of sexually-transmitted diseases, what we should do is tell them "don't have sex because the magical sky creature wants you to be a virgin." That seems like a perfectly reasonable approach that will definitely work.
Because abortions never happen after you're married... Is your name Todd Akin?
having hundreds of 'partners'
Yes... the average woman has hundreds
Give me a break.
But even if you were only talking about prostitutes, so what? What do you care how many partners a woman has? You aren't going to bed with her, since she's not your wife.
People suffer and society suffers even if people see nothing wrong with these things.
I see nothing wrong with consenting adults being able to decide how to mush their privates together. I see everything wrong with letting you (or anyone else) control the sex lives of consenting adults.
People may not understand this, but that's our standpoint.
I understand it perfectly find. I just find your "standpoint" to be puritanical and, maybe even hypocritical. I also don't see why your standpoint on this topic should matter at all
. Why should anyone (except, perhaps, your wife) care what your standpoint is on private sexual conduct between consenting adults?