Tag Archive for 'Sexual Attraction'

Aporia: Is Physical Beauty Itself a Value?

by Jason Stotts I often get asked, because I advocate that sexual attraction is a response to values, whether physical beauty is a value.  The intention of the question is, of course, to see if I think that physical beauty is a sufficient value to justify sexual activity.  I’ve always thought this was an interesting […]

Formspring: Love without Sexual Attraction?

by Jason Stotts Some time ago I received this question via Formspring.  Unfortunately, it got lost in the shuffle of getting things ready for ATLOSCon, but I thought it was a good question that deserved an answer.  Better late than never, right? Is it still possible to fall in love with someone without being sexually […]

Assorted Links

by Jason Stotts 1. 14-year-old Killed for Refusing to Marry Father’s Cousin The victim’s mother, nominally the complainant, told The Express Tribune that she did not want her husband to be jailed. “My daughter was a disgrace to the family. We can’t tolerate our children disrespecting their elders’ wishes so we killed her,” Mukhtar Mai […]

What Causes Sexual Attraction?

by Jason Stotts The issue of sexual desire is one of the great mysteries of the ages: it is a phenomenon that has persisted since before the Greeks, a phenomenon as old as sexuality itself. The issue, at first, seems as though it should be painfully obvious. Have not all of us experienced sexual desire? […]

What Causes Sexual Attraction? (Revised)

by Jason Stotts The issue of sexual desire is one of the great mysteries of the ages; it is a phenomenon that has persisted since before the Greeks, a phenomenon as old as sexuality itself. The issue, at first, seems as though it should be painfully obvious: have not all of us experienced sexual desire? […]

What Causes Sexual Desire?

by Jason Stotts It’s interesting how some phenomena defy all explanation. These mysteries are then handed down, from thinker to thinker, throughout the ages waiting to be unraveled; waiting for a true philosopher. It matters not how many, nor how often, mediocrities rail against these mysteries: they rail in vain, for the mysteries of the […]