A Sex Positive Way Of Looking At The World Essay

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I have what I consider to be a very sex positive way of looking at the world. I view sexual behavior as acceptable as long as it is between consenting adults. In conjunction with this idea, said sexual behavior must not harm or involve an unconsenting individual. That goes for women, men, and gender-nonconforming individuals, regardless of sexual orientation.
However, I myself do not care too much about sexual attraction or sexual behaviors outside of an academic standpoint. This is because I am someone who identifies under the umbrella of asexuality. That being said, it should be no surprise that I lean toward asceticism rather than hedonism. While I do enjoy the pleasures of life, I am more concerned with cultivating a rich inner life. Though I am non-religious, I still value spirituality and agree with the idea that there is more to life than physical desires. However, like most other people, I do try to avoid pain when I can. I am not scared of emotional intimacy and value it greatly, though. As far as philosophical perspectives go, I identify the most with Humanism. While I do agree with elements of most of the religious and philosophical perspectives talked about in Chapter 19, Humanism is by far the most fitting for me. Though it does not pertain to sexuality, I agree with the Humanism idea that our morals and values should come from the human experience rather than a divine power. Humanism embodies the idea that every person is responsible for…

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