the sticky factor

An excerpt from a recent NY Times article with the promising title, “Abstinence Education Faces an Uncertain Future:”

“You have to look at why sex was created,” Eric Love, the director of the East Texas Abstinence Program, which runs Virginity Rules, said one day, the sounds of Christian contemporary music humming faintly in his Longview office. “Sex was designed to bond two people together.”

To make the point, Mr. Love grabbed a tape dispenser and snapped off two fresh pieces. He slapped them to his filing cabinet and the floor; they trapped dirt, lint, a small metal bolt. “Now when it comes time for them to get married, the marriage pulls apart so easily,” he said, trying to unite the grimy strips. “Why? Because they gave the stickiness away.”

What level of self-delusion must one have in order to muster the gall to sit in front of a New York Times reporter and enact a metaphorical demonstration with tape and lint to illustrate how premarital sex destroys all hope of meaningful adult unions?

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4 responses to “the sticky factor

  1. Hey, it sounded good to me.
    I’m getting a divorce.

  2. So, in this metaphor, marriage is like two stuck together pieces of scotch tape? Wow.

  3. If love isn’t sticky, you’re not doing it right…

  4. I knew their must be reason my marriage was failing. So, does this mean I could still have a lasting relationship with the guy I gave my stickiness to? He’s been married for 10 years and has a kid but we all know that relationship is destined to fail.

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