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    And if it is, should the government therefore fully legalise prostitution, or even pay for it for those with little money?

    The vast majority of psychologists recognise that is is a basic human need, alongside water, food and shelter.
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    you dont need sex
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    (Original post by tom//)
    you dont need sex
    Sex is the ultimate human desire.

    For psychological wellbeing, you do 'need' sex.
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    It's not human NEED. It's used for enjoyment and reproduction so we dont neccesarily need it.
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    I'm not sure the government should necessarily be able to stop you having sex, but I don't think it's a right either.
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    I had to read your title over and over and over before I understood it.
    My mind wanted to say "Is 'sex-a-human' right?" And I was thinking 'who on earth is sex-a-human?'
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    If sex was a human right, what would that make rape?
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    I wouldn't say it's the ultimate human desire. My ultimate desire would involve cheesecake and sunshine.
    But I do think that prostitution should be legalised, just to make it a safer profession for those who have fallen into it. I think efforts should be made to keep them off the streets and in regulated working environments.
    No, basically, I don't think sex is a basic human right. We don't NEED to have sex to survive. Abstinence from sex doesn't kill. Abstinence from water, food and shelter generally does...
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    (Original post by FatFridge)
    It's not human NEED. It's used for enjoyment and reproduction so we dont neccesarily need it.
    It's a primal need. It's just the same with animals, if you take sex away from a dog it'd go mental. That's why they're neutered. It's the same for a human, although we can control it better than other animals :yep:

    Not that I agree with anything the OP said about free prostitutes for poor people :no:
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    It's not necessarily a human right, but between two consenting adults no one has any right to try and stop them, no matter how "exotic" their encounter. But prostitution should be legal anyway.
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    I think sex is a 'human right' in so far as the state should not interfere in the private lives of consenting adults who wish to engage in sexual relations.

    However, it's obviously not a 'human right' as in the government is required to 'provide sex' to its citizens. In other words, it's a negative human right, not positive.
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    You don't need sex, you might as well suggest having many friends is a human right, or being liked is a human right. Both of these things are good for you psychologically no?
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    You wouldn't be able to enforce it. Too many people would object. And there is a person/people for everyone, so who isn't gunna get sex?
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    sex is NOT a need. come on, who would DIE from not having sex? lol.

    Too many people brainwashed by society. :yep:

    and as for dogs, eh? dogs only have sex when they reproduce, humans don't.
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    Sex is indeed a human right- but not a positive right. I.E. you have the right to have sex, as long as you have your partner's (or partners') permission and they are capable of giving permission. If nobody wants to shag you then your right is really rather pointless though. Sorry.
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    Well, it's not in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, so I'd say no, it's not a fundamental human right. That said, there's room for discussion as to whether one can achieve a truly fulfilling life even without sex (I think they can), but that's a whole different matter altogether and certainly one that no government should have any say in.
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    (Original post by tom//)
    you dont need sex
    haha.
    reproduction (or simulation of reproduction i.e. sex) is part of our basic needs which include resperation, nutrition and sleep.
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    I think sex as a psychological need is variant between humans. Some people have a huge sex drive and it is basically a basic need (sometimes more needed than food/drink) whereas in others (kinda like me) the sex necessity is much lower and it is a higher level psychological requirement (e.g. nearer the top of the Pyramid of Needs - Humanistic Psychology [despite the fact it lists it at the bottom]).

    I find, personally, that sex is a luxury but I could easily go for months/years without it. I went 18 years without it (or 6 if you go by puberty). Alot of people glorify it but there are much more amazing and much more necessary things on the planet than sex.

    But yes it is a basic human right. I also don't see the problem with brothel-style consented prostitution (basically escorts intended for sex). Its only the non-consent, drug addiction prostitution rings (beyond immoral) and Street Crawling Prostitutes (Disturbing, Doesn't look Good etc) that I object to.

    I think if people want to sell their body for money in private (or corporate run) quarters then its their choice.
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    (Original post by tropical-twist3)
    If sex was a human right, what would that make rape?
    I reckon it would still be rape, as it would be non-consensual. Whereas the OP was proposing sex with prostitutes that is funded for by the government.

    On a lighter note, you look FIT!
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    Sex is not a right. Neither are marriage and children for that matter. I dont view them as such anyway.
 
 
 
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