Originally Posted by BelovedBird
Sex was designed for procreation?
Do those that believe this only engage in sex when they can become pregnant?
What about when they already are pregnant? Or infertile? Or past menepause?
From an atheist point of view (and no claims of it being representative anyone else's position but my own), this is what I think.
I believe your original statement (in question form) as it is phrased
to be fairly accurate, from a biological point of view. If parthogenesis, asexual reproduction, or however you want to phrase it, were a reality for our species (amongst others), we wouldn't have genitals. Their primary function is to further our species' reproduction, expand our gene pool and prevent our extinction.
That being said, sexual activity were not pleasurable, we would not have survived very long as a species. I do not think sexual nor sensual activity ought to be *only* for procreation/reproduction. Just because its *primary biological* function is to further the existence of H. sapiens
does not mean that is its sole function. As someone else mentioned, other non-human species engage in "recreational" sexual activity.
DS just started night terror or I'd try to explain better. Gotta go.