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SEXUAL ETHICS - CHRISTIANITY
PREMARITAL AND
CONTRACEPTION HOMOSEXUALITY
EXTRAMARITAL SEX
In Jewish law sexual intercourse Writers of the Bible and early Christian Desmond Tutu, argues that
became inseparable from marriage as writers did not live at a time when homosexuals should be treated
the contractual nature of the contraception was…

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Biblical writers emphasise the The traditionalist approach is
contractual relationship between a most widely held found within the
man and his wife reflecting the views teachings of Protestant and Roman
in the ancient world that women were Catholic Churches; it condemns
inferior to men what it considers the sin of…

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God created male and female to
become on flesh, as Genesis puts
it, to reproduce

Aquinas' concept of sexuality was Sex is primarily designed for the The telos of sexual intercourse is
intrinsically connected to procreation creation of life the birth of a child and gay sex
and not about…

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PREMARITAL AND
CONTRACEPTION HOMOSEXUALITY
EXTRAMARITAL SEX
Kant used the Categorical Procreation is an intrinsic duty of Influenced by Natural Law (that
Imperative to asserts that sexual the human race. Human beings must all sexual activity should result in
intercourse is morally unsound and preserve life; therefore potential for human life)Kant…

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immoral for a woman to be forced to
have an abortion
Kant believed in the autonomy of
every person and this included
married woman
Kant's Summun Bonum may be
considered to be the solution to the
contradictions in his thought
Both sex and marriage are imperfect Arthur Schopenhauer considered
but…

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Bentham regarded sex as a basic Generally, Victorian Britain women
human need that exists to give were under the authority of their
pleasure no matter how short lived father or husband
He distinguished between offences The husband controlled sex in
against the self and offences against marriage and fathers prevented…

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between prostitute and client; when performed in public would
personal freedom should not be be in bad taste; it is a case of public
restrained by society decency

Mill and his wife Harriet Taylor
argued that it would be front for a
husband to cause embarrassment to
his wife's reputation…

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Peter Singer, the preference
utilitarian, argues that human beings
should be free to do what they like to
whomever thy like as long as that
other person is not harmed in the
process
The effects of premarital sex and
extramarital sex must be calculated on
the basis of positive harm.…

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Prostitution is morally wrong since it
does not lead to a stable and loving
relationship
Pornography is morally wrong but not
because the harm it causes to the
porn star but because of the effect
that it has on the person looking at the
pornographic material; they lack
virtue by…

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marriage creates the conditions in
which virtuous love can flourish
Some virtue ethicists point to the
temporary nature of many gay
relationships as an example of how
the gay lifestyle goes against the
virtuous life. However, this can
equally be applied to non-marital
sexual partnerships
Some scholars argue that Virtue…

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