Human Sexual Behavior Essays

Kant and Sexual Morality

German Philosopher Immanuel Kant claimed that it is morally wrong to use a person merely as a means to your end. This judgement helps us to understand and determined sexual morality. Thomas A. Mappes supports Kant’s claims and helps to further explain Kant’s statement by defining it and introducing the idea that one must give their voluntary informed consent in order for certain actions to be moral. Mappes also illustrates that voluntary informed consent can be undermined through both deception…

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Sexual Education in Public Schools

Should sexual education be taught in public schools? There have been several debates over this topic. The media has sensationalized sex and desensitized our youth from the consequences that can occur from engaging in sexual activity. Gossip such as ‘who had sex with who over the weekend or at the latest party’ are the current norm in high schools, middle schools, and in some cases, even elementary schools. With the rise of sexually transmitted diseases and the fact that more…

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Proposal for Family Life Education

Studies show that the national average for an adolescent’s first sexual intercourse encounter is seventeen years old. Despite this number being very close to the average age in other industrialized countries, the United States holds a higher percentage of teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease (STD) contraction than those countries (Harper et al, 2010, p. 125). It’s becoming evident that while a majority of the nation’s youth is sexually active, they are not doing so with the appropriate knowledge to…

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Sexual Morality and the Concept of Using Another Person

In “Sexual Morality and the Concept of Using Another Person”, Thomas Mappes distinguishes between threats and offers. The main difference being, a threat has an undesirable consequence that would leave you worse off than you were in the first place, as opposed to an offer which would present a desirable consequence and leave you better off. Mappes gives a examples of threats in cases one and two. First case: Mr. Supervisor makes sexual advances towards Ms. Employee, which are firmly…

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On Chesil Beach

What does the language and structure of the opening sequence of ‘On Chesil Beach’, reveal about the two protagonists characters. The initial information that we learn from Ian McEwan in the opening paragraph, about the two protagonist characters in ‘On Chesil beach’ is that they are newlyweds on their wedding night, and that they are extremely inexperienced of anything remotely sexual and are both fairly ignorant of the subject. The phrase, ‘They lived in a time when a conversation about…

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Psychology Behind Sex, Porn and Intimacy

If I may ask, does your boyfriend or husband love to watch porn? Does his behavior affect your sex life in whichever way? Several studies have indicated that quite a good number of men watch pornographic videos for one reason or the other (Bowring, 2005). Several women who attend psychotherapy sessions have been complaining about their partners watching porn, which has led to a change in their habits and demands. Most of the women reported that their partners have lowered…

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Teenage Pregnancy

Teenage pregnancy is defined as a teenage girl, usually within the ages of 13-19, becoming pregnant. The term in everyday speech usually refers to girls who have not reached legal adulthood, which varies across the world, who become pregnant. Causes and of teenage pregnancy Teen pregnancies may result for different reasons in industrialized countries as compared to developing countries. Factors that contribute to teenage pregnancies include: Customs and traditions that lead to early marriage (developing countries) Adolescent sexual behavior which…

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