Mark Migotti and Nicole Wyatt: Are We Doing he Philosophy of Sex Right Now?
1. What makes a desire a sexual desire?
2. What makes an act a sexual act?
3. What makes an encounter a case of having sex?
Nagel: interpersonal activity (shared agency) essential, therefore masturbation is not sex. There has to be a gradient between “fooling around” and penile-vaginal penetration. Many respondents in a 1999 survey did not identify oral or anal sex as sex.
Lots of discussion re whether or not masturbation, sexual asault, bestiality, voyeurism, and exhibitionism count as sex.