sex and love

Topics: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality Pages: 6 (2356 words) Published: November 5, 2014

NAME: Latoya Campbell
Course: philosophy of sex and love
Course code: Phil 3510
ID number: 620035263
Stream: Tuesday 6-7
Lecturer:
Tutor: Dr.Kutach
Questions: 1.Formulate a definition that will best reflect the concept of a sexual activity, and with the use of two (2) examples, illustrate/justify your definition.

Introduction
What is sex? Why are we as human being so obsessed with this activity? Do we need to know what a sexual activity is? What importance does this hold to us as human beings? We know what sex is (or we assume), but what is hard to know for sure is when are we engage in a sexual activity and what exactly is a sexual activity? From philosophers to psychologist they have spent decade trying to give us a clear understanding of what a sexual activity is but without any avail. It seems to gets more and more complicated to pin point what should are can be said to be a sexual activity after looking at all the definitions available to us. What are the necessary and sufficient factors that will inform an individual that they are indeed engaged in a sexual activity? We will first look on what a sexual activity is said to be by various philosophers which hopeful will help us to formulate a definition of our own. To understand the complexity of the subject matter we have to look on a number of definitions which should allow our research to come to a reasonable or justified conclusion to what a sexual activity can be.

Definition of sex Before we can look on what a sexual activity we first have to look on what sex is.This should help us get a better understanding of what can be classified as a sexual activity. Sex is sometimes defined as a physical activity in which people touch each other's bodies, kiss each other, etc. : physical activity that is related to and often includes sexual intercourse.Bertocci argued that sex can be the “means of communicating ones concern of the wider range of value “such as love ,marriage and family”. To him sex is not just penetration of the penis into the vagina but encompasses a much more complex activity .however Alan Goldman denies that sex is essentially a means of communication, he is not denying that sex can take on heightened value and meaning when it becomes a vehicle for the expression of feeling of love or tenderness”. He like many other think that we are too limited in your definition of sex and what a sexual activity. Based on all the definitions that have been given on what is sex and when it has occur it safe to say we might not have a concrete definition. But philosophy seeks not only to solve problems but at least attempts to answer them, since there is no harm in trying ones best as deemed fit, that been said lets us look on the different definitions given as to what a sexual activity is and is not in order to form a justified conclusion.
ARGUMENTS FOR WHAT IS A SEXUAL ACTIVITY
What is a sexual activity you may ask? To a lot of individual a sexual activity only occur when penal penetration has taken place but philosophers have shown that this concept that we have been taught is quiet limited. Robert Gray is one such philosopher who has taken up this line of ordinary thought and has argued that "sexual activity" should be analyzed in terms of the production of sexual pleasure. He asserts that "any activity might become a sexual activity" if sexual pleasure is derived from it, and "no activity is a sexual activity unless sexual pleasure is derived from it".Grey’s definition tell us only one thing and that’s anything that produces pleasure can be a sexual activity, so simple eating our favorite chocolate can become sexual since it produced pleasure to that...

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