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Humanist Sexual Ethics

  • Greta Christina
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Abstract

Religion has controlled the conversation about sex and sexuality for centuries, often in harmful ways. But humanists don’t automatically lose our troubling ideas about sex when we leave religion. What are the foundations for humanist sexual ethics? Christina proposes seven places to begin: respect for bodily autonomy, respect for other people’s consensual choices, sexual ethics rooted in ethics, consent, understanding how sexism and other marginalization affects sexual consent and choice, evidence-based thinking, and respecting and valuing pleasure.

Keywords

Sex Sexuality Ethics Sexual consent Pleasure 

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© The Author(s) 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Greta Christina
    • 1
  1. 1.Independent ScholarSan FranciscoUSA

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