I am a PhD candidate at the University of Southampton. The current title of my thesis is 'What's wrong with sexual monogamy?' Previously, I completed an MA (Res) in Ethics and Political Theory, and a BA in Psychology and Philosophy, both at the University of Reading.
I am motivated to solve problems, especially those that raise ethical and other philosophical questions. I believe I'm doing this in my PhD research, which looks at the science, philosophy, and ethics of sexual monogamy, consensual sexual nonmonogamy, and sexual infidelity. In the future, I would like to address other issues in applied ethics, especially those relating to sex.
I'm particularly interested in (defending) groups that engage in controversial sexual practices and, consequently, face a great deal of prejudice and discrimination. Issues I would like to address include incest, bestiality, zoophilia, prostitution, pornography, and age of consent - to name just a few. This is not to suggest that I necessarily have a firm (pro) view on any of these issues. If you participate in any of the socially and ethically controversial sexual behaviours I have mentioned or, indeed, one that I haven't noted, I would like to hear from you. See here for more information.