2 Imagine that a serious desire meets you abroad, you met awoman there on a field, and you persuaded her through moneyand words to give in to your desire, and the woman agreed, youwould have not committed a sin against decency, nor adultery,even if the person was the proper wife of a man. But if you hadthought about what great and highly dismal embarrassment andprosecutions the woman would suffer if her husband said to her:Woman, speak truly, who laid this seed in you, since I have nottouched you since this or that time? You see that you havedestroyed the domestic peace between the married couple; thatis a crude sin against love for one’s neighbor! For you shouldhave been able to save yourself for a more decent opportunityeven if your desire was serious and not mere lustful passion. You can see from this that a man, at such an otherwise verycorrect act not contradicting true chastity, must consider allother human side circumstances, if he does not want to sinagainst some law. But a man can commit unchastity as well with his wife aswith a whore and even worse. For with a whore there is nothingleft to ruin, because everything has already been ruined anyway;but a wife can become overexcited and thereby run into apassionate desire, whereby she then can become a much greaterwhore than a single woman. Whoever lies with a single woman sins against chastitybecause his act only served – and had to serve – the gratificationof mere lust but not the begetting of a human being, as purereason must tell him that one does not sow wheat on thehighways. Beside the sin against chastity, the one who lies with awhore violates his and the whore's human nature because hethereby easily does great damage to his nature and hardens theblind whore, making her more incorrigible, which again is a sinagainst the neighborly love.
13] But whoever lies with a woman who has been made awhore sins in the same way twofold and fourfold if he is himself a husband, because thereby he also commits adultery.