ABSTRACT

Ethics and Sex presents a systematic study of the nature and moral significance of human sexuality and of the major issues in sexual morality.
The book is divided into two main parts. Part One gives a critical analysis of the key conceptions of human sexuality. Part Two discusses the most important issues in sexual morality: monogamy; adultery; prostitution; homosexuality; paedophilia; sexual harassment and rape.
In this controversial and accessible book, the author demonstrates that many of the prohibitions that make up conventional sexual morality cannot withstand critical scrutiny.

part |1 pages

PART I The basics

chapter 1|6 pages

Introduction

chapter 2|12 pages

Sex and procreation

chapter 3|13 pages

Sex and love

chapter 4|7 pages

Sex as language

chapter 5|9 pages

The pleasure of sex

chapter 6|17 pages

Sexual perversion

part |1 pages

PART II The issues

chapter 7|19 pages

Marriage, adultery, jealousy

chapter 8|23 pages

Prostitution

chapter 9|23 pages

Homosexuality

chapter 10|11 pages

Pedophilia

chapter 11|23 pages

Sexual harassment and rape

chapter 12|9 pages

Concluding remarks