Sexual intimacy is morally acceptable in any relationship involving competent, consenting adults. It is illogical to rely on a singular concept when considering the moral issues of sex. When considering the moral foundations upon which sexual intimacy resides: the well being of all concerned and the meeting of fundamental human needs must be taken into account and are the primary concerns. The largest threat to a proper consideration of sexual morality are the societal norms that exist within every culture. Sex contributes to the well being of all concerned in a few different ways. The sensation and experience of an orgasm from sexual contact between two persons cannot be equitably replicated. One might raise an objection to that by claiming masturbation as equally satisfying given that its produces or is likely to produce an orgasm. I have not yet met any adult that would agree with that statement and I encourage one to try to find them. Should someone actually agree with that claim; it is likely that they have had some sort of traumatic or dissatisfying experience(s) or they have not had sex yet. A virgin’s opinion about sex vs. masturbation would be incongruous. They have not yet experienced sex and are unable to make the comparison. But, being a virgin doesn’t negate opinions regarding sexual morality. It is just an acknowledgment that one lacks the intrinsic knowledge accompanying experience. Sex can also be very physically demanding, contributing to the betterment of ones overall physical health. Certain factors accompany and effect ones ability to perform sex such as: age, genetic and psychologic disposition, flexibility, uncommon physical characteristics, erectile dysfunction, and the personal aesthetic. Depending on the amount of time and the manner in which sex is performed, it can be considered a “work out”. Thus, contributing to the overall well being of not one, but all participants involved. Lastly, sleep is an important factor to one’s overall health and is also a fundamental human need. Seratonin is a chemical released by the brain, contributing to a kind of mental and physical euphoria and allowing one to fall asleep easier. Sex is known to release massive amounts of seratonin into the brain. It follows that having sex before bed would cause a much more fulfilling sleep experience for both individuals. What is a fundamental human need? I define a fundamental human need as something necessary to one’s existence and the continuation of a species. Sex, although considered a moral issue, is absolutely a fundamental human need. The desire to have sex is one of our most primal urges. Although, unlike Freud, I do not believe it is at the root of our actions. Unless the intent of everything one does has its base in procreation. I do not believe that sex is at the base of all one’s urges. But when one responds to that which arouses them, they are responding to a natural occurrence(finding someone attractive) with a natural reaction(arousal). One may object to that by saying some people shouldn’t have sex unless they are married. Weather or not they are married is…
Jane Doe, RN, is a prior graduate of an applied anthropology program and currently serves as an administrative research coordinator at a newly established clinic for underserved and at-risk youth. Jane has overseen and managed numerous projects with this population over the years; however, it is her current research within the field of HIV prevention where she faces both a test of her personal morals and of her professional ethics. She is currently working…
Ethics Paper on Bill Clinton
January 21, 2014
Ethics Paper on Bill Clinton
On January 29, 1993 a man by the name of Bill Clinton was sworn into office in becoming our forty second president. The nation had voted this man into office knowing he had the ethical background and moral turpitude to be the leader of our nation. Unfortunately, this Man we called President Bill Clinton was going to prove us wrong. His moral and ethical compass was going to be tested…
involves abnormal interest in sexual activities with children of any age; some victims are adults as well. Pedophilia could be a fantasy or a sexual act where prepubescent children are preferred and forced to perform oral sex, or have sexual encounter with their attacker. Victims of pedophiles are commonly of the same sex as the attacker, but victims vary from young to old, boy or girl.
There are many symptoms of pedophilia. Most of them suffer depression, frequent sexual urges, mood disorder and…
Ethics in the Work Place
I chose ethics in the workplace because it is a topic that is very important in my opinion, but one that gets overlooked so many times. Each person has their own views and thoughts of what is right and what is wrong and how to deal with them. While you may think that one particular person may not necessarily be right or wrong the law would beg to differ on certain situations. Other times what one considers to be an ethical decision is not always a legal matter, so the line…
Masturbation — From Stigma to Sexual Health
A 15-year old girl asks, "Hi, I'm female, and I'm wondering how my sex is supposed to go about masturbating? I mean, it's easy enough for guys, but how do girls do it without seriously hurting ourselves."
A 16-year-old asks, "Is it okay to masturbate?"
Another 16-year-old asks, "Is it normal?"
A 17-year-old young man asks, "Is it OK for males?"
An 18-year-old asks, "It feels really nice, but is it bad for me?"
A 15-year-old also asks, "Is it bad?"…
Sexual education questionnaire
1. Are you waiting for marriage to have sex?
2. Do you know what the most widespread sexually transmitted disease is?
3. Would you feel awkward having sex before marriage?
6. If you had a sexually transmitted disease, you would be more likely than not to know about it. True or false?
7. Out of the eight most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases, how many diseases does the condom provide universal protection against?
8. How many women die in…
18 September 2013
Reflection Paper #1
Thomas A. Mappes and Raja Halwani, two significant philosophers of moral theory hold different views regarding sexual morality. Throughout this literature I will address, establish, and compare the views of each philosopher to that of the conservative position, explain what moral theories they use to derive their conclusions, and attempt to tackle with the best of my ability the scenario regarding what Mappes would say about adultery(the focus of Halwani) using…
Judaism – Sexual Ethics & Marriage
Sex & Marriage
In Judaism, sex is allowed only within the context of marriage.
Marriage is seen as a contract between a man & a woman excluding all other people.
Judaism forbids adultery, but within marriage, sex is a mitzvah – commandment. It is treasured as something which should be permanent, faithful & exclusive
The Jewish Scriptures accepted polygyny – when a man marries more than one woman – but it is almost universally outlawed today. Polgamy…
Sex Ethics Essay Outline
Thesis – Multiple outlooks have been taken on the ethics of pornography, and the means by which it may either negatively influence power in sexuality, or actually provide some sort of social value and worth. These different ethical perspectives display the flaws in the industry and what it represents; yet they also end up proving the fact that it can be modified with positive influence and that pornography is not something to be deemed utterly unethical.
Intro – Power…