Never got anyone pregnant; never passed on disease; but now recognize my promiscuity was less than respectful, and much less than what those young women deserved from me. In the final analysis it didn’t matter that they chose to participate. What mattered was that as an equal party in the relationship, I selfishly elected to place my own immediate gratification above what was in their longer term emotional and physical welfare. In retrospect, I owed them (…and myself) much more.
Reflection on my past behavior makes me wonder about what’s the most basic and highest purpose of being a young man. IMHO, there’s only one over-arching purpose – and that‘s to become the best father possible.