Chapter 12: Sexual Morality • Foundational Introduction - Various Sexual Practices and Behaviors • What Is Sexual and What is Not? • Embodied persons as the object of sexual desire • Relevant Factual Matters • Celibacy • Potential disease • The morality of sex
Chapter 12: continued • Sexual Morality and Ethical Theories • The moral theory we hold affects the moral question about sex • Consequentialist considerations • Nonconsequentialist considerations • Naturalness considerations • Homosexuality
Chapter 12: continued • Reading: Sexual Perversion • Concepts of sexual perversion • Comparison of sexual appetites to other physical appetites • The object of Sexual attraction • Sexual psychology • Sexual desires
Chapter 12: continued • Reading: Sexual Perversion • Environmental factors • The difficult cases of sadism, masochism, and homosexuality
Chapter 12: continued • Reading: Prejudice and Homosexuality • Who are the gays? • Many think that society’s treatment of gays is justified because they are extremely immoral. • Many think that society’s treatment of gays is justified because they are unnatural. • Is sexual orientation beyond a person’s control?
Chapter 12: continued • Reading: Prejudice and Homosexuality • How would society at large be different if gays were accepted socially? • Gays desire a permanent lover • Gays have shown an amazing tendency to nest • Society would be richer for acknowledging another aspect of human diversity