Is sex a human right?
You do not have a right to anything that involves another person.
Having sex is not a right.
As are all of the other basic bodily functions, yes. Sex with another human, though, is a right limited by the overriding right to decline.
Consensual sex is a human right.
You don't have a right to another humans services in any instance
Think about it. If it were considered a right, that would mean that if a man is unable to find a female willing to have sex with him, he would be obligated to rape someone. Otherwise, he's being denied a basic human right. Sex is clearly not a right.
It's a physical and psychological need.
If it was a right I would have lots of it by now. But it's not. So I'm lonely.
Samesies. Wanna bang?
The only right that exists is the right to your property (which includes your body). Every other right is just made-up bullshit, or it falls under this umbrella of property rights.
I don't think so. There are lots of people who desire sex and can't have it. Do they deserve access to sex?
We have food stamps and habitat for humanity for people who have trouble accessing food and shelter, and I don't believe sex is a necessity on that level.
Yes it is a right.
That being said, we don't always get something because it is a right that we can have it. The right to own property and the right of free speech... We have these rights but don't steal or say anything just because we can.
It ain't covered in dis one...
You have the right to many things....as long as you don't violate someone else's rights.
Which is an easy an simple task to complete.
You just shouldn't be an asshole...
EARTH - this looked like the weirdest string in the world until I realized whoever you're talking to has me on ignore!
Oh no... Bro I'm just talking to myself.
And addressing other threads...
Wow, I did not see this question revolving around having sex with anyone I want regardless of consent. Seems like a paranoid leap.
It's part of who and what we are. It's not a right or a privilege.
Yes, in the sense that no one can stop you from pursuing or engaging in consensual sex. No, in the sense it should not be provided to you or guaranteed.
Yes, the pursuit of happiness.
To be able to engage In it yes, to have it provided for you, no
If that were the case, the government would be obligated to provide everyone with a partner for sex, otherwise they'd be "deprived" of their "right."
You have the right to a gun. Is it government issued?
Great point Maj.
Having the right to something is not the same as it being a human right. You have a right to own a gun but the govt won't provide you with one. Whereas water is seen as a human right but the govt will provide you with it.
The government doesn't provide you with water. It provides you access to water.
Yes, which is essentially what I meant. They won't do the same thing with guns.
??? I can go up the street to the gun shop and buy a gun. I'm not sure what the difference is.
Yes you can do that. Maybe I I put it like this- Human rights tend to be things that you need to survive. Food, water etc. The govt will try its best to get you access to these things, food stamps etc. Yes you have the right to own and buy a gun but-
-you don't need one to survive, their isn't a government provided way to get one.
I think this string is getting bent around the axil on mixing up human rights, legal rights, and (US) constitutional rights?
@jdecker - Oh. OK. 😊
Yea, human rights and lawful rights are not the same thing, though they do occasionally overlap. However, in this case, sex is not a human right - it's a lawful one. (freedom of association and consent)
What is a human right is freedom of choice. So if both people consent, sex is definitely a human right.
Spousal rape is still rape and a crime.
No, because that would obligate someone to have sex with you.
Wait, that would only apply if it was a positive right.
It is a negative right, insofar as it's an innate ability that the government can't infringe upon unless you're hurting someone else.
I do not see how it possibly could not be.
A 16yo doesn't have the "right" to have sex with a 25yo.
In most states, I don't have the "right" to charge money for sex.
Just two examples I can think of.
RON - the 16 yr old absolutely does. The 25 yr old does as well, but may be criminally prosecuted for exercising it. This is actually a part of a larger interesting debate. Human rights do not always align with legal rights. Identifying the gaps is
Tricky because my view of HRs may be different than yours and both of ours may be different than say someone from Thailand because of culture. The flip side is the argument that there is no such thing as a "human right." There are only the rights
Legally permitted by the society one resides within. This side would argue that the right to life/lib/poh is a false construct.
As is usually the case, I am philosophically somewhere in the middle.
As there are very few (and by few I mean probably none, but I'm leaving the door open just in case there's one out there I can't think of right now) things I pursue & have pursued as hard to make me happy as sex, i gotta go with this one being a HR.
RON - thank you!
It is in that the government should not be permitted to tell people when, how, or with whom they can have sex.
But they do, most states have laws on the books telling you what kind of sex is allowed (they are seldom enforced). Also, the state says I can only have one wife. Not exactly the same thing, but in the same genre I would say.
No, you should have a right to control your own body. However you should be free to consetually engage in sex as you please but its not an entitled right.
Yes, in that the government should not have the power to determine what consenting adults do in the bedroom.
OMG! You're killing me.
KS - go exercise your human rights! You'll feel better!
So much better.
I read it differently. If it's two consenting adults, that's their right.
If it's a privilege, is there someone other than the participants granting that privilege (govt or church)? Sounds like justification for making some (homosexual) acts illegal
I see it your way.
I'd consider it a privilege. You don't have the right to have sex with anyone you want. It's a privilege that another person lets you have it with them and vice versa.
It like saying for example " did you ever kiss someone that is the opposite sex" another meaning for sex is describing female or male like the question
With regard to one's self, sure.
With regard to someone else, no.
Which way did you vote?
I said yes, I believe it is a human right.
Vote changed. Well, said.
Why thank you! 😊
I was leaning that way myself. Thank you for putting into words for me.
What do you mean, "with regards to one's self"? Could you expand on that please?
Sure Jenna, at the most basic level, masturbation. But further, what you want & are willing to engage in, provided it doesn't infringe on another, is your right (as in no one has or should have the ability to interfere with that). Is that clearer?
Yes that makes sense. First I was thinking it would be rape-y to think of sex as a right but since you mentioned that said right can't infringe on the rights of others, it makes much more sense. Good point.
Sounds like a rapists defense. "She wouldn't fuck me...but having sex is my right!"
Exactly, if it were a right than the woman would be in the wrong. Sex is definitely a privilege.
Property is a human right...but thieves don't use that as a defense.
Yes they do. If they believe they are entitled to take it, they will.
They violate someone else's rights to satisfy their own which is wrong.
Property most certainly is not a human rights. However it is a right to be able to keep property that you have bought and earned. But you do not have a right to someone else's property
Who doesn't have the right to own property?
JENNA - My argument would be that having sex is a human right. Not having sex is every bit equally a human right as well. The desire of one to engage in the former does not trump the desire of another for the latter. Make sense?