The sexual revolution has caused great damage to humanity by stripping us of much that was good. Consider a type of friendship which no longer seems to exist now that sex is no longer contained within the marital union. A cause of dismay for many lonely people.
Prior to the sexual revolution men could forge incredibly very intimate friendships with other men, and women with women. These were entirely innocent and platonic yet solid and life giving. How they ensured that celibate people need not be lonely. How they enriched society as a whole. A fierce love detached from eros.
An example would be Blessed John Henry Newman who desired to be buried with lifelong friend Ambrose St. John. A man he clearly loved. Or take Abraham Lincoln who shared a bed sporadically with best mate Joshua Speed. When Speed married Lincoln wrote an amusing letter stating he would feel quite lonely from now on! This type of friendship existed in literature too, prior to the sexual revolution. We might think of Samwise Gamgees and Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings. How close the two of them are!
But today such friendships are impossible because no two people can share a bed, or any degree of intimacy for that matter, without the insinuation of sex. Little wonder, for once the genie was out of the bottle, once sex existed in the mind outside of marriage and not just within it, logic requires a degree of suspicion whenever two people are alone or demonstrate clear love one for the other.
Google “Frodo and Sam” and tens of thousands of articles will claim the existence of homosexual love between the two. This despite the fact that Sam is married to a woman and that the author, being a devout traditionalist Catholic, would have found the notion detestable.
Google Newman and see how a man who exercised extraordinary self control in priestly life and took celibacy seriously, is now assumed to be have been involved in an active “gay relationship” because of his love for Ambrose St. John. The modern world will just not accept that love could have existed without sex or a desire for sex with that person. How much loneliness for single people now that all friendship is viewed through a sexual lens?
And in the bible the vile suggestion creeps in too. David and Jonathan cannot possible have been anything other than gay, apparently… A conclusion that would not even have entered the consciousness of the generation he lived in. And, of course, Jesus love for the disciple John is also mistaken today for something it cannot have been.
And it isn’t only centred on same sex attraction. Consider how men and women could be true friends in a bygone era in a way that just could not happen today. Again nobody would believe a young man and young woman were going camping for a night together in innocence today. Everyone would simply assume a sexual dynamic.
The point being that when you view everything through a sexual lens, so that you even identify people by their orientation alone, then innocence becomes fantasy. Chastity fallacy. And platonic friendship a thing of the past. What a loss to humanity caused by the revolution. What a loss especially to those not married but who wish to live by the teaching of the church.