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CLIP 2825

Moral minefield - casual sex, adultery and open relationships (pt 2/3)

Moral minefield - casual sex, adultery and open relationships (pt 2/3)

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Key Info
  • Moral minefield - casual sex, adultery and open relationships (pt 2/3)
  • Duration: 03:15
  • A talk show format examines some ethical questions about sex. Tony Morris hosts the show where Gail has explained that she believes casual sex is acceptable. Here we meet Gary, Gail's last 'one night stand'. Gary admits that he is married, and that he and his wife have an 'open marriage'. The young audience responds with a variety of religious and non-religious perspectives.
  • Subject:

    Religious Education


    Marriage and Family Life

  • Keywords: promiscuity, casual sex, marriage, celibacy, adultery, open relationship, commitment, faithfulness, trust
Ideas for use in class
  • a) Before showing the clip, ask students to complete a continuum exercise in which they indicate on a scale of 1 - 10 their response to the following two questions: i) If a married couple agree to an 'open marriage' then no harm is done; ii) There is no point in getting married if you can't be faithful'. To ensure anonymity students should respond to each question privately on a piece of paper. They then swap their piece of paper five or six times in the class, and represent the views expressed on the paper they end up with (i.e. not their own). b) Ask students to indicate which number from 1 - 10 is indicated on the paper they have for each question, and total the scores to get a sense of strength of opinion within the class. Ask students to suggest reasons for and against the opinions stated on their sheets. c) After watching the clip, ask them to reconsider their personal responses to the continuum questions. What reasons can they now give for their responses? This is the second of three clips in which the story of Gail. The three clips makes most sense if viewed consecutively.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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