Mike Huckabee: sex drive is a wonderful gift from God.

Mike Huckabee: Sexual Drive Is a Wonderful Gift From God

Mike Huckabee: Sexual Drive Is a Wonderful Gift From God

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Feb. 8 2014 12:56 PM

Mike Huckabee: Sexual Drive Is a Wonderful Gift From God

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“I refuse to let the Democrats control my lexicon," Mike Huckabee said

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If you’re in a committed heterosexual relationship you can rest easy because former governor Mike Huckabee approves of you having sex with your partner and even feeling sexual desire for him/her. Huckabee was once again talking libidos Friday as he tried to explain his now-infamous comments. For all those who care, turns out that Huckabee doesn’t think sex is a bad thing. In fact, it’s a great thing—as long as it’s between married heterosexuals, of course.

In case you need a refresher, the reason why Huckabee was asked about libido and sex on Fox News was because of earlier controversial remarks in which he said that "if the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it.”

When Neil Cavuto asked Huckabee about his choice of words, Huckabee insisted that “my point was, not that I believe this, but I said the Democrats act as if women are only concerned about these reproductive issues,” reports Politico.

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But it’s only when Cavuto asks Huckabee whether he’d rephrase his libido comments if he got a do-over that the former governor really gets into talking about the greatness of sex drive. “No, why would I? What’s wrong with — even the word? It’s a wholesome thing. God gave us sexual drive. It’s not something dirty,” the former governor said. "It isn’t vulgar. It’s a wonderful gift from God in the context of a relationship between a man and a woman who have committed to each other as life partners. That’s a good thing. There’s nothing unholy or untoward about that.”

Daniel Politi has been contributing to Slate since 2004 and wrote the Today’s Papers column from 2006 to 2009. Follow him on Twitter.