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seneca Post time: 2017-5-27 10:16
I think "decay" is a vastly misleading word. The importance or the value of chastity is unquestion ...

Well, the word "chastity" (in local translation) almost doesn't exist in my culture anymore. Only place where the practise strives at all, are some religious circles, and few odd individuals. In general public, you would easier find an openly gay person than someone who virtuously holds on to their chastity.

And that has in no way diminished the success of the society. I fail to acknowledge any current importance to the virtue.

The only way the concept of chastity could be still valued, is to not act rude - like curse, use foul words in normal conversations, or flash your titties or other appendices in public. But I rather consider that just good behaviour, having nothing to do with chastity as virtue.

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I would also add, that considering how the virtue (where still practised) is almost exclusively applied to women (as shown in OP for example), and I really do not see that changing no matter what you do, then wouldn't it be better to let go off it altogether.

If chastity still carries some positive social aspects valid for larger population, why not consider those aspects under some other "virtue" - or letter of law. After all, various forms of exploitation (as mentioned by seneca) will not disappear from this world simply by some people holding on to chastity as a virtue. Good will of some will not protect them from those without.


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