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Why did Kant condemn masturbation?

That such an unnatural use (and so misuse) of one's sexual attributes is a violation of one's duty to himself and is certainly in the highest degree opposed to morality strikes everyone upon his ...
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determine a secular lawyerly/philosophical argument that solely upholds the traditional male-female marriage institute's values

I was trying to determine a secular lawyerly/philosophical argument that solely upholds the traditional male-female marriage institute's values. In other words, an argument that could be upheld in a ...
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What philosophers believed marriage is man's ultimate perfection?

It seems Plato believed this when he says, through Aristophanes in the Symposium: After the division [by Zeus,] the two parts of man, each desiring his other half, came together, and throwing their ...
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What is the difference between Ars Erotica and Scientia Sexualis?

I work at a bookstore and I picked up The History of Sexuality. I read a few chapters of it and skipped around a bit to find Ars Erotica and Scientia Sexualis. I understood a bit of what each was (Ars ...
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Morality of watching porn

Of late, I have been thinking about certain things and I am not sure if I am thinking the right way about them. I am a 23 year old Indian student. During my undergrad, like everyone else around, I ...
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Is promiscuity wrong?

Historically, without reliable methods of disease prevention and birth control we could not expect that our sexual behavior would not have very serious consequences for our personal well being and the ...
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Thales's views on marriage and sexuality

What were Thales's views on marriage and sexuality? Allegedly, when someone asked him why he didn't have children, he replied "Because I am fond of children."
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Why is it assumed that love and sexual desire should have the same object? [closed]

Why is it assumed in many cultures that we should love and be sexually attracted to the same person? Marriage is still the social norm in many countries and implies that you should be exclusive with ...
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Why do tribe members cover their private parts [closed]

I find it perfectly logical, that the humans felt cold and began to wear clothes. However, In many tribes in Africa, South America and Asia, where the traditional clothing is a Loincloth only, which ...
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Historical Accuracy of Foucalt's works [duplicate]

I am beginning the "History of Sexuality" and wanted to ask to what degree should I take what Foucalt states about historical events in any of his works as accurate? From my understanding from looking ...
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The perverted faculty argument

There are a few philosophers who still push the “perverted faculty argument” to prove that contraception, homosexual acts and masturbation are immoral. This argument is based on classic natural law, ...
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Is Homosexuality considered moral because it was seen in 'nature'? [closed]

First of all I am not a native English speaker, so please be careful with the heavy vocabulary. I have been reading some of the arguments which a lot of homosexuality supporters use to support their ...
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What is post sexualism, and is there a non confessional imperative?

Who knows their sexuality, rather than their preferred behaviours? But surely Foucault isn't denying that we like, or prefer, some things or people. So in what way is post-seuality relevant? ...
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Does gay marriage justify incest marriage because both are consensual activity? [closed]

Related question: Can any consensual activity be wrong? Disclaimer: This question has nothing to do with whether I agree or disagree with gay marriage! So don't overreact. It seems to me that if gay ...
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Are there any ethical/moral frameworks governing sexual behaviours? If so, what do they say?

Although the sexual domain is clearly an arena of reciprocity, altruism, selfishness, emotional blackmail, dominance-submission, guilt-inducement, etc. etc. posing ethical and moral questions of ...
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If we all came from Adam and Eve [closed]

How many descendants are required before sexual relations is no longer incest ? This is an ethical question, and is based on most societal systems rejecting incest, however if you follow the logic, ...
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Moral Implications of Consensual Sex of Dementia Sufferers

I'd like to ask a question that has to do with consent. Do you believe that those suffering from dementia are able to fully give consent to sex? Would it be unethical if one were having sex with a ...
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Rape and non consensual sex

As I understand it [from the papers - i.e. liberal public perception], rape is non-consensual sex when consent is not just lacking, but can be shown to be lacking. Is that right? Is the idea that ...