"Any soul, however weak, can if well-directed
acquire absolute power over its passions"
René Descartes: Les Passions De l'Âme, The Passions of the Soul, 1649 AD,
via SOME TEXTS FROM EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY
Even the stone age cavemen were enough well-directed to acquire power over their passions and allow virgins to reach full maturity before exposing them to numerous risks of the first sexual intercourse. Such is natural law.
Moravská panenská Venuše: keramická soška ženy ze 4. tisíciletí př. n. l. známá jako "Mašůvecká Venuše" (Hluboké Mašůvky, the Czech Republic), malá prsa, široké boky a velký zadek
Moravian virgin Venus, a ceramic female figurine from the 4,000 years BC, known as Masuvecka Venus, small breasts, wide hips, and big bottom
The medical assessment of developmental stage is clear: wide hips and a symmetrical accumulation of fat in the buttocks and lower legs, (for any reason, pathological lipoedema, of Mediterranean type?, lymphoedema or just normal perfect body shape) suggest that a model has reached her childbearing maturity but an obvious disproportion between the upper and lower half of the body. and particularly small perky breasts prove that she hadn't conceived yet. Thus the figurine can hardly be included to a vast collection of European Venuses celebrating their fertility with sagging breasts and abdominal skin. Certainly, no other reason than virginity cult, equivalent to the virginity until marriage religious rule of nowadays, could postpone impregnating postpubertal females 6,000 years ago. Compare with another figurine of Virgin Venus from the Neolithic age.
The Word of God consists in large part of God-given natural law
that people recognize and generally obey.
The Church is called to proclaim the Word of God, even to martyrdom.
In his homily on June 24th 2013, the Solemnity of the Birth of the Saint John the Baptist, whom the Gospels indicate as the forerunner or precursor of Jesus, Pope Francis pointed to St. John the Baptist as model for Church: he didn't claim the Truth, the Word as his own; he diminished himself so Christ could shine. Pope Francis said the Church is called to proclaim the Word of God, even to martyrdom. The Word of God relating to sexual jurisprudence was and is clear,
The Martyrdom of John the Baptist Tympanum, from right to left: aroused Herod Antipas depicted as executioner is putting John the Baptist's head on a platter held by Salome dressed in seductive clothes, who over the decapitated body of the skin clad martyr, presents her reward to triumphant Herodias, her mother. Bishop Johann V Thurso is venerating the martyrdom of Saint John the Baptist.
Full description and explanation of circumstances which made John the Baptist innocent victim of lustful man turned on by virginal charm of his step-daughter here