Sex as a weapon
As you know, I’m all about the news. I was reading sophisticated, snooty British news, when something caught my eye. I clicked on the link.
In big black letters, I read the headline “Singer with most popular German band faces jail for infecting man with HIV.”
I don’t even know any German bands, besides Tokio Hotel and Rammstein, but I continued reading because I was curious to see who the culprit was.
I scrolled down. The next things my eyes fell on was the picture of a beautiful woman. I thought to myself, “Maybe she was a victim.”
As I read the article, I learned that she was the culprit.
According to the BBC, Nadja Benaissa, a multi-platinum German recording artist was arrested shortly before she was due to give a solo performance on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm by infecting a partner with HIV.
The fact that she is so famous and beautiful, yet she might have handed some men their death certificates, made my mind do back flips. All I could think about were her motives. Why would she do that?
Now that I’ve had time to think about it, I still don’t know why she gave those men HIV. She could have been trying to get revenge on the man who gave it to her, so she used sex as a biological weapon. She could’ve also just been looking for love. Maybe she thought she was going to settle down with the men she slept with. It’s also possible that she didn’t know she had HIV.
No matter the real reason, Nadja’s story is sobering. Her story reminds me that beauty and money really don’t matter a whole lot. Her money and fame can’t erase her HIV status. It reminds me that God’s plan for intimacy inside of marriage is best.
And then, when I try to walk in Nadja’s shoes, I realize that that could’ve been me. Before God opened my eyes, I too slept around looking for love, so I have compassion for her. I can’t think of her as the monster society would have us believe she is. She’s a broken person, who has made mistakes, just like you and me. Hopefully God will use this situation to open her eyes, and the eyes of other people who are being promiscuous.
–Tiff-The Underground Site, editor