The Nature Of Sexual Desires

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Kant argues that there is a clear distinction between sexual desires also known as ones appetite and romantic desires. With man having a sixth sense called appetite, these impulses are pleasing the appetite of someone else (Kant, Heath & Schneewind, 1997). The utilization of another person in order to gratify mans sexual desires through the use of another person, is similar to that person being an instrument for man’s service. The individual is being thrown away once the appetite has been fed. After man has achieved the sexual desires, the relationship is over and thrown away which can be compared a lemon as it is thrown away after the juices have been sucked out of them (Kant, et al., 1997). If man loves someone for purely sexual gratification this is not true love, rather it is a form of appetite. Kant would view this as man being equivalent to animals as a person is allowing the use of profit, which can also be labeled as indiscriminate lust (Kant, et al., 1997). Human beings have the ability to reason practically and the ability to decide on the actions to take. Animals act on their instincts, and when humans do this they are not creating a committed connection, rather satisfying on their sexual impulses (Kant, et al., 1997). Contradictory to man’s sexual impulses, people with no such sexual impulses or non-heterosexual desires are considered to be imperfect, not acceptable and therefore immoral. Individuals outside of marriage cannot morally engage in sexual desires in
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