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#4069

Sexually consenting adults are not sufficient for what is non harmful/justified/right.

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Sir.Lancelot
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4
Time for argument
One week
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One month
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Disclaimer : Regardless of the setup for voting win or lose, The aim of this interaction, Is for those that view it, Learn and or take away anything that will amount to any constructive value ultimately. So that counts as anything that'll cause one to reconsider an idea, Understand a subject better, Help build a greater wealth of knowledge getting closer to truth. When either of us has accomplished that with any individual here, That's who the victor of the debate becomes.

Pretty much what the topic statement is saying, for those that are to adhere to it, consent alone between the adults involved in a sexual matter is not sufficient to make the act valid/right.

What I mean by right is right in the eyes of the law and or harmless.

Just having consent alone does not make the act harmless supposedly making nothing wrong with it.

Like always, any questions seeking for clarity on the topic, any of the details here, please send a message or leave a comment.

Round 1
Pro
#1
I believe I made an error in the debate description that's not quite congruent with the topic statement but in this first round I will attempt to fully establish my position using the best words to explain it.

For those that didn't quite get it, the topic is about what is right in the eyes of the law.

So that should answer the questions about a legal basis or a moral basis. The two can coincide but in this context , there has to be at least a legal context when it applies.

This is about sexual contact, sexual activity, sexual behavior, sexual foreplay, sexual deviance, sexual play, sexual relations and any sex act that those believe that requires consent between adults to practice.

The other side will have to prove that these acts are made valid by consent alone.
The con side will have to prove the topic statement false by proving these acts are right by being in accordance with  law/no harm involved just by the basis of consent alone .

In some cases, there is no law that enters in but there is a harm element to assess outside of any legal element.

Therefore, some cases , you assess what would be legal which would be or is supposed to eliminate harm. In other cases, you would assess the harm factor because that's all there is to classify something as right or valid in the context of this topic.

So to paint an illustration in effort to avoid any confusion in advance, here's one regarding two adults.

Two adults agree to engage in a sex act or sex. One adult is a HIV positive carrier. It is not right or valid that the two engage in sex.

You might as well say it's potential murder in the second degree or potential assisted suicide.

Con
#2
BOP:
Due to Pro being the one to make the claim, he needs to explain how it breaks the law if both parties are consenting adults or prove there’s a law for it. 


In some cases, there is no law that enters in but there is a harm element to assess outside of any legal element.
So what then is the discussion? 

Two adults agree to engage in a sex act or sex. One adult is a HIV positive carrier. It is not right or valid that the two engage in sex.

You might as well say it's potential murder in the second degree or potential assisted suicide
This could be a valid comparison, but there are two factors you’d have to prove for it to be murder.

1. Intent. 
2. Premeditation. (Simply having knowledge of the virus and not disclosing it while planning to have sex does not mean you planned to pass the virus on.)

We can all agree keeping your HIV a secret to someone you’re fornicating with is a douchey thing to do, but that doesn’t make it criminal. Even in your own words. 

When you’re adult and having consentual sex, there comes an underlying degree of responsibility for both sides to educate themselves and have the other tested.
Round 2
Pro
#3
"So what then is the discussion? "

Kudos to you on the questions and communication. Set an example for the rest of them.

To clear up the misunderstanding from your previous statement, the discussion is where you prove that all is required is consent.

If there are two consenting adults engaging in a sex act, that's the only criteria that makes it right for them to engage.

I went over already in terms of what "right" is in this subject.

Contextual illustration I presented:
"Two adults agree to engage in a sex act or sex. One adult is a HIV positive carrier. It is not right or valid that the two engage in sex.

You might as well say it's potential murder in the second degree or potential assisted suicide."

The opposing side response :

"This could be a valid comparison, but there are two factors you’d have to prove for it to be murder.

1. Intent.
2. Premeditation. (Simply having knowledge of the virus and not disclosing it while planning to have sex does not mean you planned to pass the virus on.)"

I stated murder in the second degree, not first.


"We can all agree keeping your HIV a secret to someone you’re fornicating with is a douchey thing to do, but that doesn’t make it criminal. Even in your own words. "

It actually is criminal to not disclose. It should be . Now if the two persons know and engage anyway, it's an attempt at assisted suicide.

Do you follow?

"When you’re adult and having consentual sex, there comes an underlying degree of responsibility for both sides to educate themselves and have the other tested."

The illustration I gave is just one example. There are countless examples that prove why consent alone is not sufficient to make the act harmless,there by right on its own.



Con
#4
Forfeited
Round 3
Pro
#5
Apparently a week is not long enough to come up with counter arguments.

You think of something, try to think of something, then you think "no that won't work". 

You can make a choice to repeat your points. You can decide to ignore the points or really use the brain that you've been given.

This topic statement is really cut and dry. There's no way around it. 
In many things that we do concerning our well beings, there's more factors to consider than consent.

I believe the opposing side was hoping the topic wasn't as straightforward as that. So they come in asking what the discussion is.

But they have an extension of time to come up with counter points. If I were them, I couldn't even think of an example that in a situation of consent, automatically, harm is removed.

People consent to go in the army, go on the police force, doesn't automatically withdraw harm.

Many people today hold arguments that any sex act no matter how deviant is ok as long as we have consenting adults.

No it's more to it than that.
Con
#6
Since we're specifically referring to the eyes of the law, there is absolutely nothing to prosecute in a court. If you tried to press charges, most lawyers would laugh you out of their office.

Extend.
Round 4
Pro
#7
We're speaking particularly of law in tandem with the risk of harm.

In situations where the law does not intervene to prevent harm, harm can still be in place regardless of consent.

For example, consent to go to war, consent to engage in sex with someone carrying a STD. 

I don't believe the other side disagrees as there's no rebuttal.

Thank you for your participation.
Con
#8
Extend all arguments.