Trouble with threesomes

Fri, Apr 5, 2013, 05:53

Sir, – To what depths of amorality has Ireland descended, when something like the website SpunOut.ie, with its “threesome advice” is accepted as normal for our young people, and one of your female columnists blithely declares that the website was providing “a more informed perspective” on sex than porn websites, and “for that we should applaud it” (Jennifer O’Connell, Life, March 27th).

This oh-so-called-liberal, but sick attitude towards sex education is undoubtedly a recipe for the moral breakdown of society, dysfunctional families, broken relationships, but more, obviously for a couples lack of respect and fidelity towards each other or future generations. – Yours, etc,

VERA HUGHES,

Moate,

Co Westmeath.

Sir, – The article “Porn and pressure: The teen sex scene” (Weekend Review, March 30th) points clearly to the inevitable need for explicit moral standards and support for young people. Some of them see this need for themselves, especially in the crude distortions of their cybersexual world.

“Moral” refers to conduct considered good or evil. When objective right or wrong are not inculculated, the result, as we can see, is chaos in society.

When today’s children are about 40 years of age, with “partners” and maybe two children of their own, the truth may dawn that sex is not the main or most important activity in human relationships. They, then, will be faced with the need to teach the principles and conduct of love, respect, self-discipline, etc, and the “why” for these. — Yours, etc,

ANGELA MacNAMARA,

Lower Kilmacud Road,

Churchtown,

Dublin 14.