Why do we need SEX ?

  • Thread starter Saint
  • Start date
  • #1
409
0
For fun or for procreation ?

or both?

Too much and too little sex is no good?
How much is consider "proper" ?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
1,430
6
I think the whole thing is over analyzed. Fun or procreation, doesn't matter as long as you're responsible about it.

As for amounts...well, let's just say the more the merrier :wink:

And as for people's ideas of proper, they don't matter. you can't dictate morality to anyone else, so you can't dictate what is "proper."
 
  • #3
Gokul43201
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
7,082
21
Organisms evolve in the direction that makes sex fun.

The majority of sex being had by people is for 'fun'...or (to use a better word) pleasure.

Now there's also a lot a sex that is intended as an effort at procreation, but nevertheless is also pleasurable.

And finally, there's really no absolute scale for what is considered too much or too little sex. But here are some guidelines that might apply :

- If sex is keeping you from school or work, you're probably having too much
- if sex all night makes you fall asleep at school or work, it's probably a little too much
- if you can't find time for meals between sex, you could be getting too much
- if buying condoms is driving you deep into debt (and 'debt' is not a person, mind you :wink:), that might be a little excessive

- if you go to the doctor asking why your wife is not getting pregnant, and you lookstymied when the doctor asks you how often you try, you're likely not having enough
- if you wife/girlfriend has to give you directions every time, then you might consider reducing the intervals between
 
  • #4
Kerrie
Staff Emeritus
Gold Member
839
15
shouldn't this thread be in the philosophy forums? :tongue2: okay, maybe even the other sciences forum??

if sex wasn't any fun, the world would certainly be underpopulated...let's face it, we are ultimately slaves to our bodily chemicals... :bugeye:
 
  • #5
1,430
6
Kerrie said:
shouldn't this thread be in the philosophy forums? :tongue2: okay, maybe even the other sciences forum??

if sex wasn't any fun, the world would certainly be underpopulated...let's face it, we are ultimately slaves to our bodily chemicals... :bugeye:

But its a fun slavery.
 
  • #6
Moonbear
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
11,558
53
We need sex because it's the best party on the ballot! :rofl:
https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=54515&page=2

Saint, I'm hesitant to provide any sort of serious answer to your question. Usually everyone posts an honest or fun answer to these questions you ask, only for you to come back and tell us we're all immoral. We could save you the trouble. Just list what you think the answers to the questions should be, and if we agree with all of them, we'll post "moral" and if we disagree with them, we'll post "immoral." :rofl:
 
  • #7
Gokul43201
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
7,082
21
Moonbear said:
We need sex because it's the best party on the ballot! :rofl:
https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=54515&page=2

Moonbear,

It is despicably shameful that you use this sensitive issue to ruthlessly further your political agenda. That's the last straw...I'm voting for the other guy. :wink:
 
  • #8
Moonbear
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
11,558
53
Gokul43201 said:
Moonbear,

It is despicably shameful that you use this sensitive issue to ruthlessly further your political agenda. That's the last straw...I'm voting for the other guy. :wink:

Uh, did you notice I put you on the Sex Party Ticket too? Of course, if you'd rather not be on it, I can cross your name off the invitation list for the inaugural ball. :rofl:
 
  • #9
3,106
4
Sex is a dual edge sword - whether or not you get it you eventually end up shrivelled. :surprised

Sex is one activity where people today behave interpersonally yet primitively. Maybe sex functions in part as as release from social convention. Without it, we certainly would not have the humanity that keeps us together as a people.
 
  • #10
369
3
Loren Booda said:
Without it, we certainly would not have the humanity that keeps us together as a people.
Which explains why priests and monks are so violently sadistic.
 
  • #11
Gokul43201
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
7,082
21
Moonbear said:
Uh, did you notice I put you on the Sex Party Ticket too? Of course, if you'd rather not be on it, I can cross your name off the invitation list for the inaugural ball. :rofl:

Ummm...so what I'm saying is that the denial of this all-pervasive issue during this most important political period is the greater crime. To call this a shameful political move is simply playing on the weaknesses of the people.
 
  • #12
409
0
Should sex be limited to "only between husband and wife" ?
Or, you may have it with anyone, as long as it is not a Rape ?
 
  • #13
369
3
Even rape is acceptable under certain circumstances.. Like if the continuation of the human race depends on it but she still won't put out :rolleyes:
 
  • #14
409
0
After marriage, do you think it is still OK to have sex with a theird person? As long as you do not bring her/him home and do not let your spouse know it.
 
  • #15
409
0
Smurf said:
Even rape is acceptable under certain circumstances.. Like if the continuation of the human race depends on it but she still won't put out :rolleyes:


So far, there is no law to justify rape. :tongue:
 
  • #16
Gokul43201
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
7,082
21
Saint said:
After marriage, do you think it is still OK to have sex with a theird person? As long as you do not bring her/him home and do not let your spouse know it.

Au contraire...
 
  • #17
Moonbear
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
11,558
53
Saint said:
After marriage, do you think it is still OK to have sex with a theird person? As long as you do not bring her/him home and do not let your spouse know it.

This one I'll answer. No, No, No, it's not okay. If you can't tell your spouse about it, that automatically implies there's something you feel guilty about doing. But, if you're going to get married, it should be because you think that one person is the only one you want to spend your life with. If you are still "playing the field," just don't get married and pretend you're being monogamous.
 
  • #18
Moonbear
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
11,558
53
Gokul43201 said:
Ummm...so what I'm saying is that the denial of this all-pervasive issue during this most important political period is the greater crime. To call this a shameful political move is simply playing on the weaknesses of the people.

Glad to have you onboard! :biggrin:
 
  • #19
1,430
6
Saint said:
After marriage, do you think it is still OK to have sex with a theird person? As long as you do not bring her/him home and do not let your spouse know it.

I would think it would only be ok if you can take the third person home and your spouse will join in...otherwise i'd say not.
 
  • #20
Gokul43201
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
7,082
21
franznietzsche said:
I would think it would only be ok if you can take the third person home and your spouse will join in...otherwise i'd say not.

That's what I meant.
 
  • #21
Moonbear
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
11,558
53
franznietzsche said:
I would think it would only be ok if you can take the third person home and your spouse will join in...otherwise i'd say not.

With those conditions, yes, it would be okay, though not advisable. I've known people who have experimented, and they say it's not as good as it sounds. Makes for a weird relationship dynamic. They didn't recommend anyone else try it.
 
  • #22
409
0
When your wife get older, she can't satisfy you,
can you go out to Buy sex -- brothel ?
 
  • #23
409
0
If you plan to be Not married,
is there any restriction that you can't have sex with >1 girls/boys ?
 
  • #24
369
3
Saint said:
So far, there is no law to justify rape. :tongue:
Laws are just peices of paper some old wanks have agreed everyone else should listen to.
 
  • #25
1,430
6
Smurf said:
Laws are just peices of paper some old wanks have agreed everyone else should listen to.


Besides, i thought laws were justification to not do something, not jsutification to do something...silly me.
 

Related Threads on Why do we need SEX ?

  • Last Post
Replies
21
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
7
Views
5K
  • Last Post
Replies
15
Views
4K
Replies
43
Views
15K
  • Last Post
5
Replies
100
Views
7K
  • Last Post
2
Replies
34
Views
7K
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
7K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
16
Views
7K
Top