I see this faulty logic in tons of threads…usually referring to pornography, masterbation…and more recently, going to strip clubs.
While it is true that they may hide it b/c they know it is wrong, the more obvious reason is that they hide is that they don’t want to get in trouble, yelled at, or otherwise scolded…b/c they know (or suspect) their wife will not approve.
I quit smoking several years ago. Last year, we were on vacation with my family and while the women were shopping, my brothers and I camped out at a bar to drink and watch some sports. My brother still smokes and I bummed a cigarrette off him and smoked for the first time in years (it was really pretty awful…I can’t imagine going back). My wife showed up while I was in the middle of that cigarrette and I quickly put it out and pushed the ashtray toward my brother. I hid it from her. Why? … b/c I didn’t want to hear here give me **** and go off on me about how I am going to start smoking again. It wasn’t that I think smoking is sinful or immoral.
Similarly, I think men who hide things like pornography, attending strip clubs, etc. often do not necessarily see those things as wrong, but they hide it to avoid conflict/ getting in trouble.
Please note that I am not saying any of the above are not wrong (except smoking). Nor am I saying that some men may indeed hide things b/c they know that those things are wrong. I am simply saying that just b/c someone hides something form their spouse does not necessarily mean they think that activity is wrong.
So a statement like “One some level he knows it is wrong and that is why he hides it” is not necessarily true.
That is all. Carry on.