Learn About Sexuality

Emotional aspects of sexuality

Sexuality is about engaging in intercourse (the mating act); non-sexual intimacy & how we feel loved in our relationships; and about our willingness to consent to sexual activity with others.

The significance of nudity & being touched

Parents often express embarrassment over the idea that their children might see nudity or sexual activity. But there is no reason why children should be harmed by simple nudity. Children are likely to be curious. It is good that they know what nudity and genitals looks like. Boys may even be aroused by such images…

Sex drive: a need to ejaculate through intercourse

A man’s sex drive is focused on impressing a woman. So he does not see intercourse as selfish but rather as an act of worship of a woman’s body and her ability to arouse him. Men become frustrated if they cannot obtain a certain amount of penetrative sex with a loving or appreciative partner. This…

Sex is an emotional bonding mechanism for men

When we grow up within a family, we have a sense of connection to those around us because they have always been there. Children need their parents to feed them, care for them and take an interest in them. When we grow up and love another adult we have to generate that feeling of connection…

Consent is vital even within loving relationships

Sexuality is about the personal choices we make to explore our sexuality both alone and with a lover. Individuals should be free to make their own sexual decisions without undue coercion from another person. The way in which we express our sexuality should show consideration towards others. Traditionally the only immoral aspect of intercourse is…

Intercourse is an act of mating & impregnation

Sexuality is about the act of mating. Unlike other animals, humans do not have sex simply for the purpose of achieving pregnancy (reproduction). We also have sex for the enjoyment of the pleasures of sexual intimacy (recreation) and to form the bonds that keep couples committed to each other for the decades needed to support…

Understanding the value of non-sexual intimacy

Sexuality is about our emotions and how we feel loved in our relationships with others. Even in committed sexual relationships, sex is rarely about producing children. At its best, sex can create a sense of emotional connection between two people. Although sex is often described in terms of the erotic aspects, many people also look…

Bill Masters & Virginia Johnson’s research (1966)

Alfred Kinsey had attempted to be comprehensive in the scope of his research and in doing so had offended people by revealing taboo aspects of sexuality such as: homosexuality, promiscuity and female masturbation. Masters and Johnson decided to ignore the wider picture. Unlike Alfred Kinsey, William Masters and Virginia Johnson did not take a statistical…