1flesh.org: The Revolt Against Artificial Contraception
Blogger extraordinaire Marc Barnes (aka BadCatholic) has just launched a really cool project primed to make a big splash. It's called 1flesh.org, and it's a grassroots movement in opposition to the use of artificial contraception. It's dedicated to "bringing great sex to the entire universe."
1flesh.org uses primarily secular arguments from the fields of medicine, sociology and philosophy to make its points. It's also edgy and very beautifully designed. See for yourself:
The site features videos and testimonials, an active blog, and even a Facebook group provocatively called "Bring Sexy Back". However my favorite part of the site is the Arguments page which highlights several reasons why contraception is a bad idea. You'll learn:
- Why the health benefits of the Pill aren't health benefits at all, darnit.
- How Condoms Ruin Sex
- The Pill and Female Sex Drive
Marc's convinced the website will shift the popular opinion on contraception. And he couldn't have picked a better time to launch the site. With the HHS mandate in the forefront of the political conversation, contraception has suddenly become a very hot topic.
"We’re 21st century kids. And as such, we’ve had delivered to us a world with sky-high rates of divorce, abortion, and STDs; a world bored with sex and bored with romance; a world in which more and more people are turning to pornography to find sexual satisfaction; a world in which 1 in 5 women report being sexual assaulted, and the human body — the sexiest thing in the universe — is used to sell cars.
After extremely little consideration, we decided we don’t want that. We want awesome relationships and mind-blowing sex lives. We want women and men to be respected and loved for who they are, to the very depths of their being. We want sex free from fear, love free from use, and a world of people who love and respect their own bodies. In short, we want sexy back. In fact, we demand it.
1Flesh means just that. One flesh. Total union. No wrapping men in rubber or pumping women with artificial hormones. No interrupting the act of making love. Once the sex act became something in which women were “controlled” and men were “restrained” everything seemed to fall apart. Suddenly “objectification” wasn’t such a hard thing to do. Instead of repeating the mistakes of our parents, we’re trying to spread words of rebellion; that sex should be awesome, that pregnancy can be justly avoided without harmful chemicals, and that love is worth fighting for."
So check out 1flesh.org and share it far and wide through your blog, Facebook page, Twitter account, email contacts, and more.