The Instigator
anc2006
Pro (for)
The Contender
RowanHou
Con (against)

Intercourse is not necessary for humans

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Started: 9/18/2019 Category: Health
Updated: 1 day ago Status: Debating Period
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anc2006

Pro

Reasons:
1. There are non-examples, For example, Newton and Tesla.
2. If everyone has a child(and there are a good amount that want it to double or triple) the world will collapse in overpopulation
3. If intercourse is needed for humans then abandoned children will starve and die due to that every family has at least 1 child
4. Adoption, Clone and IUI are some more options you can have a child without intercourse
5. Even if intercourse isn't needed, There will still be a lot of population doing it, Causing the population to be steady.
RowanHou

Con

1. Cloning
Cloning is not a viable alternative for human intercourse, For an average woman it would cost a woman about 100, 000$ to go through this procedure.
2. Adoption
If there is no one having intercourse than how are there kids for adoption? Assuming that most families that abandon their children are not enormously wealthy, The chances that a cloned baby would be up for adoption is very unlikely.
3. IUI
It costs about 1000$ for a woman to go through IUI and I doubt anyone would go through such a procedure when there is a better and safer method that is free.
Debate Round No. 1
anc2006

Pro

Remember, "Intercourse is not necessary" doesn't mean it shouldn't be done. It can still be done.

"Cloning is not a viable alternative for human intercourse, For an average woman it would cost a woman about 100, 000$ to go through this procedure. "

Not now, But later. There will be artificial intelligence as advanced as humans that is can pass on as one. Even if not ever, There are still adoption or something else.

"If there is no one having intercourse than how are there kids for adoption? Assuming that most families that abandon their children are not enormously wealthy, The chances that a cloned baby would be up for adoption is very unlikely. "

Many couples do sex on a weekly or even more often basis irresponsibly as they are only searching for orgasms(trust me I searched this as a 14 year old in sex ed curriculum). If the girl got pregnant, Then it is much bigger chance that she won't care for it since it is unwanted. Thus other couples would adopt the child or in the foster center. If Intercourse is really necessary, Then foster center would be a slaughterhouse since the human population would skyrocket as if the rate today was Maldives' slope, And the earth can't sustain itself from too many humans. It can be done, It is just not necessary. If people do that all the time it would result in a child on their own, And less to adopt, And more left homeless.

"It costs about 1000$ for a woman to go through IUI and I doubt anyone would go through such a procedure when there is a better and safer method that is free. "

How do you know if it is better and safer? IUI is most likely in control because no outer pleasure is injected(no pun intended) causing the girl to do more resulting in another unwanted child. Natural intercourse is basically that. If the world is overpopulated, Then natural sex would not work since most people doesn't treat it as life creation, But it is life creation itself. Doing IUI has the idea of life creation---its own purpose. Same with cloning, Even if it is not enforced today. Adoption---is life succession. If intercourse is needed for life then there is less likely to have any parents having the sympathy to adopt, Thus increase crime and poverty in its way and of course overpopulation. Reproduction is important, But not just intercourse. You can technically still adopt, Being a perfectly good, Non-sexually-infected virgin with a happy living son/daughter.

Done.
RowanHou

Con

I think that overpopulation is not an issue. Looking at our current population growth can scare people into thinking that this growth will continue and maybe even escalate. The factors attributing to overpopulation include: increased unprotected sex, Emerging modern world countries, More wealth, And low child mortality. Stating that in the future there will be escalating population growth, You would also have to argue that the factors that attribute to population growth will also escalate.

You state that there are many couples that have frequent sex that can result in a baby, But according to Census Bureau data the number of people who have never had sex in their life has increased from 19% in 1990 to 23% in 2019, The percent of people with weekly sex has also decreased from 50% in 1990 to 40% in 2019, And the percent of people with monthly sex has stayed constant.

Another factor of population growth is developing countries, And data has shown that developing countries do have massive population growth when they make the transition from developing to modern. Developing countries like India and China experienced 4% population year by year. But as the number of developing countries decreased year by year, There will very soon be no more developing countries. Some may argue that even modern countries also experience intense population growth, But that is untrue. Most modern countries like the US, Germany, And Canada have population increases of less than 1% a year and that number is quickly decreasing.

You may also argue that if the economy does well and people make more money, Which is happening in modern countries and developing countries, Then people will surely have more kids. But according to a national statistics, The number of babies born per 1, 000 women have been at an all time low, Even though the economy is at a all time high. And according to research, When America went through an economic recession the number of babies per 1, 000 women was actually higher. This is because of culture changing from having babies being an essential part of womanhood to it being a choice. Another factor that could cause this is the rising costs and number of student loans of which causes economic insecurity for young woman.

All of this is the reason why according to Pew Research the population will stop and maybe even decline at around the year 2100. And because population is not an issue, Having sexual intercourse is not an issue.

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Debate Round No. 2
anc2006

Pro

There is really no point in refuting because intercourse shouldn't be mandatory(forced to do sex). This is slowly turning into the debate in which, Is sex the main cause of overpopulation? I say no, Convinced by you, But you didn't prove anything at all: Prove to me why people should be forced to do sex, At least.
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