The Catholic Church has always been clear that sexual intercourse belongs in marriage between one man and one woman and has two ends: the unitive and procreative. “There is an inseparable connection willed by God and unable to be broken by man on his own initiative, between the unitive and procreative aspect of sexual union” (Humanae Vitae, 12).
With the introduction of the contraceptive pill this teaching was largely ignored since it was said that the pill would liberate women who would no longer have to deal with unwanted pregnancies. What it has done though is it has made the sex act only about pleasure resulting in a culture of promiscuity, adultery, divorce, abortion and a host of issues that breakdown the family and society.
Sex, this gift which God created in order to increase and bond husbands and wives who in turn would welcome children, the gift of their union, has lost its true meaning to generations of youth and even adults.