Just a simple question. Do Vegans or vegetarians swallow? Would ejaculate be considered an “animal” product? I know there are differences between hard core Vegan and vegetarians for health reasons so is there a “version” of vegetarian who won’t swallow?
I don’t know any vegetarians so I thought I’d put the question here. Also, anyone know of any religious restrictions on oral sex/swallowing?
I believe the issue with ethical vegans/vegetarians is not just whether it is an animal product, but whether the animal was exploited, tortured, killed, or otherwise abused or kept from living its natural, unimpeded life. Don’t think you can apply any of those criteria to a blowjob.
Similarly, many vegan mothers will consume the placenta after giving birth for the nutrients it contains; since no animal had to suffer or die, this flesh product is ethically OK.
Typically the issue that vegetarians/vegans have with eating meat/animal products is the oppression/abuse/harm to the animals, the environmental issues involved with raising livestock, and so on. Now I ask you, does any of that apply to a blowjob?
No cite (though some others seem to have given one), but my family did this with the placenta that came along with my sister. My parents weren’t even vegetarians really (though we didn’t eat a lot of meat then).
I was young when my sister was born, so I didn’t really have much of an opinion at the time, but I don’t think it’s too icky today. I do think that it ought to be done in a very respectful manner. A sort of special event with deeper meaning. If I ever have a kid I don’t think I’ll do it myself, I don’t know though.
And as far as cannibalism goes, I don’t think this qualifies. I mean this thing was already nourishing the baby before it came out and it is not fulfilling any useful function now. I know that others might disagree and find fault with this line of reasoning, but I think it is valid.
As for the OP, I knew a vegan guy, a really smarmy fellow, who claimed to be conducting research into whether vegans tasted better than non-vegans. His reasoning being that what you ate affected the flavor. I suppose this is true at least to a certain extent. I think he was just being sleazy.
Oh, and many babies, the majority if you look at the history of the human race, drink a whole bunch of human milk before moving on to solid foods. I doubt the vegan babies were bothered much by this.
Well, in an extreme view causing the “death” of millions of sperm might be considered “murder” of these beings. I just wonder how one gets around this (vegans AFAIK as must more strict about this right?).
I mean, if people are against honey because it’s exploting honey bees, are there people against men “wasting” their sperm? (sure, it’s an unlimited reserve but then again, so is honey).
I put it here because I’m not trying to get into any serious debate, just asking