Nov 20, 2010 10:05 PM GMT
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6AJ1CC20101120The pope says that the "sheer fixation on the condom implies a canalization [sic]of sexuality" where sexuality is no longer an expression of love "but only a sort of drug that people administer to themselves."
After the pope first mentions that the use of condoms could be justified in certain limited cases, such as by prostitutes, Seewald asks: "Are you saying, then, that the Catholic Church is actually not opposed in principle to the use of condoms?"
The pope answers: "She of course does not regard it as a real or moral solution, but, in this or that case, there can be nonetheless, in the intention of reducing the risk of infection, a first step in a movement toward a different way, a more humane way, of living sexuality."
OK, so it's not a "real" or moral solution. But it works. Statistics trump ideology.
And if he were to be believed, it's only good for male prostitutes. Let's all be prostitutes.
What if you're a married couple with discordant HIV status?