I’d heard about this not long ago, but it was reiterated again in this recent ‘What Men Are Saying About Women’ post, where Christian J. discusses some new findings, that the Pill may change the type of body odour that women find attractive, and that such may be disastrous, once they go off the Pill, because they may no longer be as physiologically attracted towards the kind of man they got with, while on the Pill.
Now, those of us here at Patriactionary who are Roman Catholic, don’t believe in taking the Pill or any other artificial forms of contraception (only Natural Family Planning allowed), if living and believing, according to Church teachings. As for Protestants like myself, we don’t necessarily oppose contraception per se, but those of us who are historically minded, know that until the Anglican Church conference at Lambeth in 1930, where the Anglican Church changed its historic anti-contraception position, most Protestants hitherto then had been fairly anti-contraception as well.
But even those of us who aren’t completely opposed to contraception itself, may have problems with the method of the Pill; I certainly do.
For one thing, in fact the most important thing: part of how it works is abortifacient, because not every sperm is killed or stopped from reaching the egg by the biochemical changes it induces in the uterine environment, and so it ensures regular shedding of the uterine lining regardless of whether implantation of an embryo has already occurred. A lot of people don’t know this about the Pill, but it is so; that’s why women on it have regular periods; it artificially induces them. *Update: deery claims I am misinformed as to how the Pill works; I will for now, take her at her word, assuming good faith on her part where she assumed bad faith on mine (accusing me of misinformation), and will investigate further. Nevertheless, I don’t think my argument is significantly altered by this, though.
The Pill does nothing to stop the spread of STDs, and while I may make jokes about them as if I were a moralistic prig (just for fun), I don’t really think increased prevalence of STDs is a good thing. Contraction of STDs may be a consequence of fornication and promiscuity, but that doesn’t make their existence desirable.
And now, we learn this, that the Pill can potentially have a huge impact on the type of man a woman finds physically and sexually desirable.
Another good reason for Christians to consider staying well away from the Pill…
As for heathens, women who want to slut around should do themselves and us a favour, and just get their tubes tied. They won’t reproduce and make more lax-values offspring; if they do have a long term relationship eventually, they’ll not go through any attraction loss from having been on the Pill. Win-win! 🙂