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Single Idea 20891

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / F. Life Issues / 5. Sexual Morality]

Full Idea

It seems strange for a man and a woman to give no more thought to the question of whether they should engage in sexual intercourse than to the question of whether they shoud play tennis.

Gist of Idea

Does engaging in sexual intercourse really need no more thought than playing tennis?


Vincent C. Punzo (Morality and Human Sexuality [1969], p.221)

Book Reference

'Ethics in Practice (2nd Ed)', ed/tr. LaFollette,Hugh [Blackwell 2002], p.221

A Reaction

This strikes me as a reasonable point, but times have moved on since 1969, and for plenty of people nowadays playing tennis is a bigger issue than having sex, because of the time, equipment and effort involved.