For many people, myself included, the fake Sex Ed class that Andy holds in this episode is reminiscent of public middle school lectures on the matter. Andy throws out the question, "What is the safest form of safe sex?" and answers his own question by saying, "abstinence." Darrell, who initially answered the question by saying "condoms," gets upset and says, "I didn't realize we were asking trick questions. What's the safest way to go skiing? Don't ski." He is met with general laughter and agreement from the other workers, and likely the audiences at home, too.
Because aren't we all tired of hearing of abstinence as the answer when it does not really address the question we are asking? Our society wants to know how we can have sex with no consequences, right? We dont want to hear the obvious answer that there will always be consequences of sex outside of marriage. And well, if we can't avoid the negative consequences, we can at least make them into positive ones. As Andy starts listing the pros and cons, eventually most of the cons including riskiness and unplanned pregnancies are put in the "pros" column. As a society, we are all about the "pros" of sex. And who could blame us? God Himself created sex as a very good thing to be enjoyed, but within the bounds of a committed marriage.
Does that mean we are incapable of enjoying sex outside of marriage? Actually, it doesn't. But I can guarantee you that sex outside of marriage will always bring consequences. I'm not just talking about STDs. There are a whole host of other harmful effects that our sex ed classes fail to teach us. When we choose to give ourselves away to a sexual partner who isn't our spouse, we begin to misplace our sense of worth and identity. In general, if you're a guy, the lie society tells you is that the more women you are able to "conquer," the more of a man you are. But the next day when you wake up and realize you are still just the same person, tell me how satisfied you are. And if you're a woman in our culture, you will likely believe the lies that tell you there is nothing worth waiting for and give in to sex, even if you don't want it. But in reality, when you are dumped for the next girl and the original deep bond you formed through sexual intercourse is broken, don't tell me you aren't left feeling worthless. We may try to deny it or ignore it, but the simple truth is that we were not made to find true satisfaction in the sexual relationship outside of marriage. So be careful what you choose to believe. Our society may promise nothing but pleasure, but believe me when I say that it cannot compare to the incredible guilt free sex experienced by those in a committed marriage.