Abramson, a psychology professor at U. My initial reaction was, Huh, I guess I haven't seen an intellectual secular rulebook for sexual conduct not a how-to bedroom guide in a while, if I've ever seen one. And I thought, What a great idea. Sex is confusing and our options for edification are both abundant and slight.
Philosophy of Sexuality
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Sexual ethics is the study of human sexuality and sexual behaviour. In a word, it seeks to understand and evaluate the moral conduct of relationships and sexual activities from a philosophical perspective. Sex is hugely important to us all. Sex is an expression of love. It forms the foundation of our family lives, our social lives and even our self-identities. For many, we should celebrate sex, for we owe it our very existence! On the other hand, sex can be the cause of great pain and suffering.
The Ethics of Sex
Sexual ethics or sex ethics also sexual morality is a branch of philosophy that considers the ethics or morality or otherwise in sexual behavior. Sexual ethics seeks to understand, evaluate and critique interpersonal relationships and sexual activities from a social, cultural, and philosophical perspective. Some people consider aspects of human sexuality , such as gender identification and sexual orientation , as well as consent , sexual relations and procreation , as giving rise to issues of sexual ethics. Historically, the prevailing notions of what is regarded as sexually ethical have been linked to religious teachings.
Among the many topics explored by the philosophy of sexuality are procreation, contraception, celibacy, marriage, adultery, casual sex, flirting, prostitution, homosexuality, masturbation, seduction, rape, sexual harassment, sadomasochism, pornography, bestiality, and pedophilia. What do all these things have in common? All are related in various ways to the vast domain of human sexuality.