“I get tested for HIV twice a year. … One has to be socially aware,” she says. “It’s part of being a decent human, to be tested for STDs. It’s just disgusting behavior when people don’t. It’s so irresponsible.”
Why is it that she has to be tested? Because her belief that it’s ok to have sexual relations with anyone has made it dangerous (for her and her partner) not to be.
We are quickly becoming a nation (if we’re not already there) of people that believe that sex is something we do as just another form of recreation. To that end, they believe that one should be free to have as many or as few partners as they wish. Ms. Johansson went on the record to say that although she’s not a serial monogamist (one that only mates with one man at a time) she does try to keep to one man when she’s in a relationship:
“I do think on some basic level we are animals, and by instinct we kind of breed accordingly,” she says. “But as much as I believe that, I work really hard when I’m in a relationship to make it work in a monogamous way.”
Evolutionary teaching could explain the whole “we’re animals and I’m most like a bunny” concept that she has or uses to explain away the fact that she has the morals of an alley cat, but it is more of an excuse than a reason.
You see, it’s true that we are all born with a sinful nature– a nature that has rebelled against God and is lawless. We do have some degree of an inner compass (conscience) but that can be muted. For example, I’m sure that there are things that your conscience has nudged you away from (just like Jiminey Cricket tried to do for Pinocchio!), but if you chose to do it anyway, it just got easier every time thereafter.
I’m sure that Ms. Johansson did not suddenly become promiscuous. Most little girls I know of grow up dreaming for that one special guy, the white dress, the wedding, and the house with the children. It’s certainly possible that something in her past could have made her instead hope to be in just about any guy’s bed that would fit some abstract standard, but it’s highly unlikely.
When used in marriage, sexual relations can bond two people together like nothing else. The Bible gives this relationship a special position. Jesus said that while all other sin is external to a person, sexual sin is internal. He/She who joins his body to a promiscuous woman/man shares themselves with that person.
If I were conducting this interview, I’d tell Ms. Johansson that there was a much cheaper and more fulfilling way to ensure that I didn’t get AIDS– abstinence before marriage, fidelity within marriage.