«Indeed, the lips of the stranger drip honey, and her mouth Is smoother than oil; but in the end she is as bitter as wormwood, as sharp as a two-edged sword»(Proverbs 5:3,4, NABRE).
The Bible presents sexuality as a sublime way of expanding creation (Gen. 1:28; 2:24). It is not limited to procreation, but it is promoted as a heavenly gift for the enjoyment, intimacy and satisfaction of a man and a woman in marital unity (1 Cor. 7:2-5).
However, sexuality is a very powerful impulse and may lead to abuse and emotional, social, physical and moral damage. The Chapter 5 of Proverbs, through the skills of the «stranger» woman (the Hebrew word zuwr can be translated as «strange woman» or «a prostitute»), offers a thorough description of the most important characteristics of the sex that God approves and the one He discourages. The text shows the seductive power of this impulse (v. 3), the eternal consequences of its wrongful use (v. 5), the necessity of immediately stopping it (v. 8), the importance of the fidelity (v. 15), the enjoyment of the sexual life in the right context (vv. 18-19), the contrast between appropriate and inappropriate sex (v. 20) and the spiritual death that results from the misuse of sexuality (vv. 22-23). The present generation is faced with new situations that make these types of sexual propositions easier and more accessible without having to leave the home through technological means such as videos and the Internet.
An extreme side of the inappropriate use of sex is addiction. The sex addict is possessed by a constant obsession (sexual thoughts and images), lack of satisfaction and constant craving, emotional discomfort (anger, sadness, frustration) when sex does not occur, unsuccessful attempts of quitting the habit and the perpetuation of the problem despite the consequences that affect family, work (or studies) and the relationship with God. Sexual temptations affect all people, but the young ones are more vulnerable.
The sexual impulse is very powerful for some people than others. But God clearly knows the strengths and weaknesses of everyone. He is just and faithful, and would not allow any trial co go beyond our strength, as He promises us the way of escape to bear it (I Cor. 10:13). If you fight against the immoral use of sexuality, submit to God as He promises that the devil will flee from you (James 4:7). This promise, when memorized and repeated in critical moments, will bring you closer to God so He can free you from the wrong step.