Sexual Exploration And Sexual Sexuality

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The choice to engage in sexual exploration is a highly personal one, therefore, there is no ideal age to begin. In fact, for some people, sex may not be necessary for fulfilment. However, for both physical and mental health reasons, people should abstain from sexual exploration until after they reach sexual maturity. Although it is hard to define, I would suggest that for girls, this be measured by the onset of menarche, and for men, by testicular descent. Another matter to consider is: what constitutes sexual exploration? A kiss? Petting? For penetrative intercourse, it is best to wait until after the completion of puberty, since the developmental changes in the body are done and the brain is closer to maturity. Additionally, by that time, most people will be better informed about birth control options, enabling them to practice safe sex. Premarital sex is a perfectly ethical act when enjoyed by two people with mutual consent. However, both people must be on the same page regarding important issues, like whether or not birth control will be used. Frequency of sexual desire should not be used to determine moral character since different people have different needs. Unless an individual’s sex drive is indicative of a pathology (like sexual addiction), people should have as much (or as little) sex as they want. Finally, elderly people should engage in sex if they so wish. Barring a health affliction, I fail to see a reason as to why this would be ethically incorrect in any
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