Church teaching

The Presbyterian Church

Ideally God meant sex to be enjoyed in the context of the full commitment of marriage. It is the physical expression of the deeper reality of the two becoming one.Social Issues and Resources Committee

The Church of Ireland

Human sexuality is a wonderful gift from God…we would urge that young people would question any behaviour that devalues this gift or which hinders its fulfilment within the context of marriage.General Synod 1992

The Roman Catholic Church

Experience teaches us that love must find its safeguard in the stability of marriage, if sexual intercourse is truly to respond to the requirements … of human dignity.Catholic document, Persona Humana