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
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…
'Sexual ethics provide a framework for Jewish conduct so that the tradition may continue in stability and morality'
Evaluate the accuracy of this statement.
Sexual Ethics are integral to Judaism because they provided direct guidance on how to behave morally and in accordance with the Torah and God. Although, over many years Jews were suffering from persecution, they are currently showing stability which can be attributed to the framework that is outlined through the strong ethics that they…
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…
The Importance of Ethics in the Workplace
In their personal and professional lives, people can and, unfortunately, sometimes do go against their moral and ethical standards. Ethical standards are what it means to be a good person, the social rules that govern our behavior. Ethics in business is essentially the study of what constitutes the right and wrong or the good or bad behavior in the workplace environment. A business is an organization whose objective is to provide goods or services for…
Sexual Abuse against Female Children
In this paper I will discuss the social problem of sexual abuse against female children. I will discuss child sexual abuse definitions and what is considered sexual abuse and by whom. I will then over the demographics associated with child sexual abuse. I will then go over risk factors as well as the affects the environment can have on a victim. Finally, I will go over the relationship of child sexual abuse and social justice. I will conclude by going…
similar codes of ethics and ethical standards. As I have stated before, Joe and his supervisor breached certain codes of ethics specifically pertaining to having a sexual relationship. According to the APA ethical standards it states, “Psychologists do not engage in sexual relationships with students or supervisees who are in their department, agency, or training center or over whom psychologists have or are likely to have evaluative authority (APA, 2010). One of the ACA Codes of Ethics involving relationships…
Counselor Professional Identity, Function, & Ethics
Dr. Linda Simon
March 31, 2013
When the lines of codes of ethics are blurred, everyone involved is at risk. This paper discusses the similarities and differences between code of ethics presented by the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC). With regard to areas that pertain to conflict of interest, sexual intimacies and termination it is important that to…
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 during his…
relationship agreement. The polices of consensual relationship address the issue of any unwanted, sexual, or harassments toward any employee. There will be an example of why target has a consensual relationship agreement in a place.
In consensual relationship between a subordinate and a supervisor, the subordinate often takes the victim role of preferential treatment. Employees professed claims for sexual harassment based on the theory that they can’t benefit in the same manner because they aren’t sleeping…
SHORT PAPER 8-2
Short Paper 8-2
Advertising and Ethics
Southern New Hampshire University
SHORT PAPER 8-2
Following the release of a client’s advertisement, a high end women’s fashion line, the client received sharp criticism for its use of violence and sexuality in the advertisement featured in Esquire magazine. The advertisement featured a woman scantily clad in line’s couture lying on her back with a man holding her…