Sex Outside Marriage

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Christian View

  • Goes against gods will
  • Faithfulness and commitment are important in a sexual relationship
  • A uniting part of the relationship between husband and wife
  • The condition that god has established for sexual relationships
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Libertarian View

Morally Permissable if:

  • Both parties are legal and have consented
  • No harm is done to any parties ie adultery
  • Consenting adults are free within those boundaries to do as they please 
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Acceptable if 

  • In private
  • Nobody is offended
  • The partners are able to increase their own happiness
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  • Religious attitudes are traditional and outdated
  • See women as the homemakers and childbearers
  • Assumes male dominance
  • Most sex crimes are by men 
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