I am dating a woman who believes I am open to marriage and that she can marry me within a short time; she is essentially auditioning, trying to make that happen. In reality I am opposed to marrying anyone ever and I know she would leave me if she knew this. Does Objectivism call for me to tell her?
I love my partner, we are a great match, but he has no desire to have sex because of a medical problem for which he refuses to seek medical help. Is it a realistic pursuit for me, given my age of 50, to leave my partner and look for someone new?
In a previous podcast you said that it is wrong to go against nature by undergoing a sex-change operation–that the metaphysically given is an absolute. But by this definition gender is not metaphysically given because we can now change it if we so chose.
Developing my art is my most important value, but I do not have the money to pursue it on my own; but I do have a “sugar daddy,” much older, very generous, very wealthy, but I do not like, let alone love him. Am I being irrational or immoral by pretending to like him?
If sex is so crucial, would life be worth living if one’s sex has permanently disappeared?
If birth control were never invented would sex still be seen as one of the greatest values of the human experience, to be celebrated regularly?
In Atlas Shrugged, do you think that Francisco d’Anconia was sexually abstinent while he waited to be reunited with Dagny? If so was this a moral choice?
Is it wrong to compromise one’s beliefs in order to keep a romantic partner who wants to break up?