Mappes is a famous philosopher that wrote a paper on consent. In this paper, he argues that consent is enough for making sex morally acceptable. His main framework for the paper is that to have morally permissible sex there must be “voluntary informed consent” (273). This is achieved when the act is free of coercion and deception. To be moral sex must...
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... beyond consent and equality prostitution and stripping would be considered okay. I am not saying that I agree with these things but it is a lifestyle that a person chooses and I do not believe that others have the right to take away another person’s choices. As a society people are just deciding that the people who chose these lifestyles are unhappy with them. They unfairly assume that this is not what they desire.
Consent is necessary whether it is sufficient is a different matter. Some philosophers argue that it is sufficient, like Mappes. While others, like West and Klepper, insist that consent is inadequate because there are other factors to consider that occur during and after the event. I agree more with Mappes because with the other two assessments the lines or morality seem to become blurred and it is hard to decipher whether a sexual act is moral or not.
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