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38 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 17 October 2008 01:07AM

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Comment author: [deleted] 26 November 2010 02:33:38PM 4 points [-]

For several years my best friends were religious and socially conservative. In general I think that poses a challenge for relationships, but I did know one happy, successful couple.

I can understand the mindset a little bit; they tend to see premarital sex as random, chaotic, loveless, and brutal, which does sound bad. One way of thinking about it is that premarital sex is sex that's not in a family and therefore doesn't involve the same kind of security and loyalty. Sex with someone you don't trust to be your family is more uncertain, more guarded.