Many people look to their faith for guidance on sexual relationships. Buddhists’ ultimate aim is to escape suffering and they believe that sex should be approached with the Right Intention.
What does "chastity" mean?
Saving yourself sexually for a particular time or person
Having as much sex as possible
Having sex with someone who is not your husband or wife
What is the third of the Five Precepts?
Avoid drugs and intoxicants
Avoid sexual misconduct
Avoid harming life
Why should Buddhists avoid sexual misconduct?
It is likely to cause suffering
It is forbidden
It involves being in a relationship
How is contraception viewed in Buddhism?
Buddhists agree with contraception as it ensures that a pregnancy can be avoided. This is particularly important in promiscuous relationships
Buddhists do not agree with contraception as some forms of contraception involve taking medication
Buddhists believe that contraception is acceptable
When was homosexuality made legal in Thailand?
Why might homosexuality be considered acceptable by Buddhists?
Homosexuality is considered acceptable as long as the couple do not practise homosexual sex
Homosexuality can be accepted so long as it is realised that the couple will earn bad karmic consequences
Homosexuality is considered perfectly acceptable as long as a relationship is based on love and suffering is avoided