Apologies in advance if this is too ‘adult’ for the forum…
My understanding is that a strict interpretation of Church Teachings requires that all acts of physical intimacy must lead to a deposit of the male seed into the female parts which are of a nature to receive this seed leading to potential reproduction.
Could it be the case that this is akin to a runner being told that all athletic acts must result in running 5000 meters?
And that - furthermore - running with the intention of just sprinting 100 meters, or even just stretching and jogging slowly around the track is intrinsically disordered and not to be done ever?
And also that until you are officially ‘on the team’ any attempts at running at all - or even stretching - is a mortal sin and not to be done ever?
It would be ludicrous to think this is a good way to prepare someone for long distance running, but could it be the case that the official teachings about human sexuality might be analogous?