AN ARGUMENT AGAINST CONTRACEPTION
P1. Contraception enables sexual intercourse without the risk of conception
P2. Enabling sexual intercourse without the risk of conception cheapens sex
C. Therefore contraception cheapens sex
From Mark Regnerus:
My own research points to a more straightforward and primal explanation for the slowed pace toward marriage: For American men, sex has become rather cheap. As compared to the past, many women today expect little in return for sex, in terms of time, attention, commitment or fidelity. Men, in turn, do not feel compelled to supply these goods as they once did. It is the new sexual norm for Americans, men and women alike, of every age.https://www.wsj.com/articles/cheap-sex-and-the-decline-of-marriage-1506690454
This transformation was driven in part by birth control. Its widespread adoption by women in recent decades not only boosted their educational and economic fortunes but also reduced their dependence on men. As the risk of pregnancy radically declined, sex shed many of the social and personal costs that once encouraged women to wait.