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33 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 31 January 2009 08:42AM

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Comment author: Furcas 01 February 2009 02:41:23AM 1 point [-]

Eliezer wrote: "Clearly you don't value sex with your lover, since you're not having sex with him/her every minute of every day; you put more value on upholding the tradition of sex, rather than sex as such."

I value sex with my girlfriend, but I also value lots of other things with comparable or greater intensity; these other desires are therefore in competition for my time and attention with my desire to have sex; as a result, I spend _some_ time having sex, and some time reading posts on Overcoming Bias. I don't spend all my time having sex because I don't value sex _that_ much.

However, if I thought that having sex was the best and most moral thing I could possibly do with my time, I would do everything in my power to have as much sex as possible. If I spent any time working, it would be with the goal of earning enough money to pay for food, lodging, etc, in order to be able to have sex later.

And if someone offered to alter my genes to, say, do away with my refractory period, so that I could screw my girlfriend nonstop, I'd agree in a nanosecond.