Ethics and Sex


This systematic study of the nature and moral significance of human sexuality explores in detail the major issues regarding sexual morality. Divided into two main parts, Part One presents a critical analysis of the key conceptions of human sexuality, including:* the view of sex as bound up with procreation and marriage* the romantic approach to sex* the understanding of sex as body language* the hedonist or ¿¿~plain¿¿" sex view - the traditional distinction between natural and unnatural sex, and the notion of sexual perversion.Part Two discusses the most pertinent issues in sexual morality, such as monogamy, adultery, prostitution, rape, homosexuality, paedophilia and sexual harassment.In this stimulating and often controversial book, the author argues for a plainer view of sex and demonstrates that many of the prohibitions that make up conventional sexual morality cannot withstand critical scrutiny and should therefore be rejected. He claims that there are no sexual ethics, since sex has no particular moral significance.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1999


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