About the book
Sexual Ethics deals with the choices one makes regarding sexual practice and preferences. With the emerging newer trends in sexuality and clash with traditional practice of human sexuality there is a need for introspection and a framework of ethical principles that may guide human sexuality and its practice. It requires revamping the ethical principles governing sex and sexuality.
Sexuality is influenced by the interaction of biological, psychological, social, economic, political, cultural, legal, historical, religious and spiritual factors.” (WHO, 2006a). There is a growing consensus that sexual health cannot be achieved and maintained without respect for, and protection of, certain human rights. The working definition of sexual rights given below is a contribution to the continuing dialogue on human rights related to sexual health. The sexual rights encompass:
1. sexual relationships and the right to choose one's partner,
2. sexual expression and the right seek pleasure,
3. sexual consequences and the right co-operation from one's partner,
4. sexual harm and the right to protection,
5. sexual health and the right to information
6. human sexuality and well being.
The growing number of rapes and rape victims, sexual harassment cases and the violation of the right to have or resist sex from a marriage, and the need to take consent before sex and the trend of ""living together"" in corporate cities, necessitate a candid and concise book on "" Sexual Ethics"" including a broad definition what is meant by sexual ethics.