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Sexual Responsibilities

  • anonymous Asks ...
    anonymous

    I know an associate that has unprotected sex with prostitutes (don’t ask me how I know). He is married and he does not seem to care that he could get a fatal illness and that he could pass this on to his innocent wife. I am wondering if I should send her an anonymous letter (I have no love for this individual but I do not like to get in other people’s business? I also want to know if a person has to be a psychopath to deliberately put someone they are supposed to love in such risk of a fatal illness?

  • Jim LaPierre Says ...
    Jim LaPierre

    Great questions - my first thought is that psychopaths are actually quite rare whereas jerks are very common. A psychopath is one who derives pleasure out of hurting others - the associate you're referring to simply lives in denial and seems to have no respect for his wife, himself, or the values of fidelity and intimacy.

    Follow your conscience. Advising his spouse may or may not alter things but it's an act of kindness that she be concerned for her health. I'm guessing if you were in her shoes that you'd want to know. Denial is powerful stuff and even if she doesn't want to acknowledge his behavior she might decide that condoms are a good idea.

    To thine own self be true but it never hurts to practice random acts of kindness.

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