Ethics of Love, Sex, and Relationships (CLSR)

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Our research

This research theme explores the nature and significance of intimacy, sexual and relationship ethics, and how relationships may be supported by technology, social institutions, and the state.

Our research covers (among other themes): friendship, romantic relationships, and the differences between them; sexual attraction, sexual desire, sexual activity, sexual identity; the nature of love; sexual ethics; relationship ethics; intimate emotions; change in relationships; experiments in living, such as polyamory and relationship anarchy; marginalised intimacies: racial objectification, disability, transgender intimacy; intimacy and the state; the future of love: technology, artificial intelligence, robotics, and love drugs.

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