Why do religions think they should have a say?

Whilst Sex has become more openly talked about, the role of it in religions remains a contentious topic. Each religion has differing opinions on sexual morality and its place in a relationship.

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Christianity teaches that Sex is a gift from god and not to be taken lightly and should only take place within a marriage. The marriage is regarded as the best environment to raise a family and having sexual relationships outside of it is considered promiscuous and wrong. The Christian Church believes that the purpose of sex should be to procreate.

The Catholic Church teaches that Sex is another way of showing true love to your spouse within marriage and as an expression of that love God creates life.

Hindus believe that sex is one of four goals to be achieved in life called Purusharthas – Artha (Wealth), Kama (Desire), Dharma (Righteousness) and Moksha (Liberation).

Although they believe that sexual pleasure is a good thing and should be enjoyed and explored, it preaches Self control and boundaries. The Kama Sutra is a famous guide to physical pleasure known around the world. Even with all of this, Many Hindus believe that Only married partners should have sex and it is generally expected that women will be a virgin when they marry. 

Buddhists Follow The Five Precepts, The third of which states that Buddhists shall not engage in any sexual misconduct. This includes Adultery and Promiscuity. They believe that a person should be married otherwise it is seen as a negative expression of craving after a sexual urge.  

Chief Executive of the SexScort escort directory, Frank Dethridge, Said ” Every religion have strong opinions on sex and especially the sex industry. Sex is one of the most natural things for both men and women and no one should feel shamed for it.”

So the overwhelming consensus is that Sex without marriage is frowned upon although not as strictly adhered to as it would have been many years ago. Many years ago however back in the days Girls got married shortly after puberty around 12 to 14 so sex before marriage was not a major issue to be thought about. 

Whatever your religion believes, it is ultimately up to you and your consenting partner what you get up to as long as you are not causing harm to yourself or others. At the end of the day you are perfectly fine to keep Jesus in your heart but perhaps keep him OUT of your bedroom.

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