Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics: Whenever is Intercourse With Conjoined Twins Permissible?
This essay was the runner up in the Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics Graduate Category. Authored by University of Oxford pupil James Kirkpatrick
Its widely accepted that legitimate permission is important for the permissibility of intimate functions. This requirement describes why it really is impermissible to possess intercourse with non-human pets, kiddies, and agents with severe cognitive impairments. This paper explores the implications for this requirement of the conditions under which conjoined twins could have intercourse. We will argue that sex with conjoined twins is impermissible if an individual of these will not consent. Continua a leggere