Here’s my thesis…
Pacing physical intimacy in a romantic relationship is an act of hedonism. 
Rushing physical intimacy seems like the hedonistic thing to do, but it is actually a pleasure miscalculation.
It’s a hedonism fail.
Here’s how I figure. By delaying each stage of physical intimacy, you get more out of each one. Holding hands is not quite as magical if you are kissing,  and kissing loses some of its allure when the cloths come off. So postponing physical connection maximizes physical enjoyment on a mulit-year time scale.
If hedonism is the intentional pursuit of maximum pleasure, postponing physical intimacy is the hedonistic thing to do…it generates the most pleasure from each progressive stage of connection. Rushing physical intimacy prematurely short-circuits reservoirs of romantic enjoyment that cannot be revisited. Christians seem prudish by advocating physical restraint, but actually, we believe it will maximize sexual enjoyment.
It is popular to advocate that single Christians who are observing the classical sexual ethic are ‘sexually frustrated’  or that their relationships are seething with ‘sexual tension.’ But those who embrace the life stage for what it is worth, enjoy a season of ‘sexual anticipation’ that produces a qualitatively different kind of enjoyment than consummated attraction…which can never be re-captured.
 CL starts at 8:00 in Geit 1001…a couple of cool students even made a fun promotional video.
 My brother says that I am definitionally a liberal because I am comfortable auditioning experimental ideas and seeing where they take me. Well if my real life is where I audition ideas, my blog is casting call. To say some of the theses I assert are experimental would be an understatement. I had a professor for Western Civ in undergrad who told us his grading rules were “if I read your thesis and believe it, you are starting with a B and can only go down…but if I read your thesis and think ‘no way’ you’ve got a shot at an A.” Since then, I have been drawn to the bombastic thesis statement.
 e.g. That scene in the latest Pride and Prejudice where Mr. Darcy Helps Elizabeth into the carriage, and touches her hand for the first time, and as he walks away, is obviously affected by that simple touch.
 Yes, some of the Tebow jokes have been funny…but they demonstrate the standard reaction to this choice.