Talk:Procreation

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WHy isn this not merged with Human sexuality? Dominick (TALK) 13:24, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

Good idea. It only exists because I noticed someone created a glib article called "babymaking", and I wanted to get rid of it (articles named for slang terms make us look bad) without bothering with an VFD. jdb ❋ (talk) 19:01, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

anonymous: Humans are not the only species to procreate!!

Quite clearly human sexuality is but a subset, an expression of the overriding concept called procreation. Frank Herbert used to call it the safety net of the species. But it obviously doesn't pertain to humans only. It's an intrinsic function of life itself. - Don't merge it with human sexuality. Rather this article should be vastly expanded. Boo 14:58, 30 March 2006 (UTC) (talk)

anonymous: I would say that Procreation should be a link on the human sexuality page, not merged.

jrennie: I appreciate the fact that it is a separate page. I searched for "procreation" and was returned this Wikipedia page. It provided me with the definition (which is what I was looking for), plus links to related topics. I would have been unhappy had a "procreation" search landed me on the human sexuality page---it would have taken me some searching on that page to find what I was looking for. And, as others have noted, procreation isn't restricted to humans.

anonymous: claiming that some systems of ethics forbid an intercourse without procreative intention, some more examples should be given in addition to the catholic church, or should the whole statement be removed.

procreation is a vitally important discussion piece in regard to humanity. procreation relates to all life forms but is of valuable importance specifically to the humans who are able to have conscious thought about our own procreativity.

Animals who choose not to have children[edit]

Mention under what circumstances animals might choose not to have children. Jidanni (talk) 10:15, 13 September 2008 (UTC)