Love does no harm: sexual ethics for the rest of us
In this straightforward, easily readable guide, Reverend Marie M. Fortune discusses the process of ethical decision-making in intimate relationships. Starting with the premise that "love does no harm," Fortune offers a set of guidelines that can assist people of all ages in making sexual choices. But before turning to the guidelines themselves, Love Does No Harm includes broad reflections on why sexual choices are difficult, what social and cultural forces make them more difficult than they might otherwise be, and how the individual can choose to express her or his sexuality in ways that are pleasurable, intimate, and sensitive to the needs and rights of others. Love Does No Harm makes no assumptions about individuals' age, sexual orientation, or the type of intimate relationship in which they are involved.
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Ethics for the Rest of Us
Love Does No Harm
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