Sex and Philosophy

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Essay #: 061358
Total text length is 13,336 characters (approximately 9.2 pages).

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The beginning:
Sex and Philosophy
The nature and meaning of sex is one of the most controversial questions facing human societies. There are essentially two schools of thought. One school of thought suggests that sex is an activity that people perform in order to achieve a particular goal(
Punzo
690). The other school of thought suggests that sex is a goal in and of itself. It is something that we do because we have a desire for physical contact with another individual(Goldman 268).
For this essay we will explore a statement about the nature of sex. The argument is that:
Although people have traditionally invested sex
with a great deal of metaphysical and spiritual significance, the plain truth is that what is essential to sex is achieving pleasure...
The end:
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