• Paige

    Great video. One thing I’d like to point out is that as far as reproductive complementarity goes, it has more to do with “intrinsic ordering” (the Catholic church’s terminology), a la Thomas Aquinas. This philosophical perspective draws a distinction between the nature of things and a particular thing realizing its potentiality. It’s entirely possible for a thing to not meet its potential (in the case of people who are infertile for one reason or another), yet the nature of the sex they are having is inherently directed towards procreation. So they wouldn’t be against infertile couples having sex. (Contraceptive use is more of a gray area for Protestants though, unlike Catholics).

    To be clear I don’t agree with basing sexual ethics around reproductive capabilities (though for some people that does need to be taken into account).