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Thu Jun 11, 2015, 07:03 PM Jun 2015

Poll: Sex, a need or a want? [View all]

Is sex something that people need or want?

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Poll: Sex, a need or a want? [View all] PowerToThePeople Jun 2015 OP
A want joward stern Jun 2015 #1
Without it none of us would be here Fumesucker Jun 2015 #2
Tell this gal. valerief Jun 2015 #40
Yes. KamaAina Jun 2015 #3
Need to continue the species. As an individual though, want. uppityperson Jun 2015 #4
In general or me, personally? wyldwolf Jun 2015 #5
I like waffles. Katashi_itto Jun 2015 #6
I just cooked up some buckwheat pancakes tonight. They were a want, definitely valerief Jun 2015 #42
Lol. Agschmid Jun 2015 #60
Both a floor wax, *and* a dessert topping. nt MannyGoldstein Jun 2015 #7
Hilarious :) Aerows Jun 2015 #19
Sex Koinos Jun 2015 #8
Sex Free For Twenty Years - A Want cantbeserious Jun 2015 #9
Free for twenty years??? How much was it before that? ret5hd Jun 2015 #14
I'm 32, so that makes it 32 years for me :) nt LostOne4Ever Jun 2015 #58
That explains a lot. Agschmid Jun 2015 #61
Seems to be pretty high on Maslow's index hifiguy Jun 2015 #10
Thank you for referencing a "silly" scientist. PowerToThePeople Jun 2015 #11
There are far, far too many people here who "believe" without bothering to hifiguy Jun 2015 #12
+2 LittleBlue Jun 2015 #41
Yup. Agschmid Jun 2015 #62
As a basic need it is definitely controversial. joshcryer Jun 2015 #73
Sex is a need. That being a said, sex with another person is a desire that can Exilednight Jun 2015 #13
JOKE! Skittles Jun 2015 #57
Both The2ndWheel Jun 2015 #15
No one is entitled to have another person be available for them for sex gollygee Jun 2015 #16
The point is not PowerToThePeople Jun 2015 #18
Assuming you can find someone to consent gollygee Jun 2015 #20
Love and intimacy is considered an important need in Maslow's hierarchy davidn3600 Jun 2015 #32
Two things gollygee Jun 2015 #34
Re #2 hifiguy Jun 2015 #36
I'm not ascribing anything to anyone gollygee Jun 2015 #37
Nobody is entitled to food The2ndWheel Jun 2015 #66
Yeah they are gollygee Jun 2015 #78
That's different than what I said The2ndWheel Jun 2015 #81
Our society recognizes a need for food and feels we are entitled to it gollygee Jun 2015 #84
I would agree The2ndWheel Jun 2015 #89
Exactly, that is how prostitution came about treestar Jun 2015 #98
I'm pretty sure there are 'sex banks' and 'sex stamps.' appal_jack Jun 2015 #90
In my original reply gollygee Jun 2015 #91
just havin' fun, gollygee! nt appal_jack Jun 2015 #97
The planet gives us food treestar Jun 2015 #96
Well if it were a true need, like food treestar Jun 2015 #94
but then you are adding in love and intimacy treestar Jun 2015 #93
Sex is required for reproduction of the species davidn3600 Jun 2015 #99
I don't think I disagreed treestar Jun 2015 #100
Both madokie Jun 2015 #17
+1 Rex Jun 2015 #35
Are we talking with or without the trapeze swing and feather duster? Nuclear Unicorn Jun 2015 #21
:) PowerToThePeople Jun 2015 #23
I'm just asking for a friend Nuclear Unicorn Jun 2015 #30
That reminded me of a line variously attributed to a number of comics hifiguy Jun 2015 #27
At my age? safeinOhio Jun 2015 #22
For some people it is a need. MadrasT Jun 2015 #24
It depends upon what the meaning of the word "is" is. betsuni Jun 2015 #25
A legitimate query, for sure! cheapdate Jun 2015 #64
Hell, for some people micro-managing the consenting adult choices of others seems to be a "need" Warren DeMontague Jun 2015 #26
Preach it, brother. hifiguy Jun 2015 #28
I do enjoy thumping the pulpit from time to time! Warren DeMontague Jun 2015 #29
So that's what the kids are calling it these days. bluesbassman Jun 2015 #69
! hunter Jun 2015 #85
+1 NaturalHigh Jun 2015 #50
calling it a "need" is all too often used to justify rotten behavior. unblock Jun 2015 #31
+1 laundry_queen Jun 2015 #38
Yes, precisely. The government has the right to distribute food and water, because Yo_Mama Jun 2015 #48
In order to be a happy person? TexasMommaWithAHat Jun 2015 #33
Yes. H2O Man Jun 2015 #39
A want obviously Omnith Jun 2015 #43
A want (but incredibly strong want) for the individual, a need for society Shoulders of Giants Jun 2015 #44
I want and need it. bigwillq Jun 2015 #45
This thread isn't nearly as big a train wreck as I would have predicted. NaturalHigh Jun 2015 #46
Indeed. The usual crowd of bomb-throwers hifiguy Jun 2015 #49
Quite a few of them are temporarily gone... Agschmid Jun 2015 #63
Deservedly do. Some should be permanently gone. hifiguy Jun 2015 #67
Still is, you just have to tell the right people. Agschmid Jun 2015 #68
Oh here, let me shake that up a bit for ya then. underahedgerow Jun 2015 #54
Masturbation is a separate thing, but sex with other people is a want, not a need Yo_Mama Jun 2015 #47
Maslow seems to think otherwise. hifiguy Jun 2015 #51
Do people "need" the things that make the difference between mere survival and living? Warren DeMontague Jun 2015 #55
IMO, need equates with what is essential for survival BainsBane Jun 2015 #71
Maybe. Warren DeMontague Jun 2015 #72
Of course it can BainsBane Jun 2015 #74
I'm sure they invoke all kinds of things, as justification. Warren DeMontague Jun 2015 #76
And historically this has been the position in many cultures. Yo_Mama Jun 2015 #80
But it does have an easy solution kcr Jun 2015 #83
Today it is a want sarisataka Jun 2015 #52
Baby I'm a want you, baby I'm a need you. N/t Whiskeytide Jun 2015 #53
2 outa 3 ain't bad. n/t PowerToThePeople Jun 2015 #65
Depends on the person LostOne4Ever Jun 2015 #56
It's complicated, not binary. hunter Jun 2015 #59
Thanks for that angle. joshcryer Jun 2015 #75
I think there's probably an instinctual aspect to sex. joshcryer Jun 2015 #70
I don't know about sex, but I do know that children need to feel loved and cared for and JDPriestly Jun 2015 #77
They call it sexual desire which is a want liberal N proud Jun 2015 #79
If it's more than a want then you should probably see a psychiatrist. Arkana Jun 2015 #82
I'm not dead. dawg Jun 2015 #86
It felt like a need when I was younger. Now it's more of a want. closeupready Jun 2015 #87
Want. You won't die if deprived of sex, so there's no need. Quackers Jun 2015 #88
Since we won't die without it treestar Jun 2015 #92
Both Glassunion Jun 2015 #95
Let's see.... Stellar Jun 2015 #101
Scary to see those who argue it is a need KitSileya Jun 2015 #102
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