Many people look to their faith for guidance on sexual relationships. Many Hindus believe that sensual pleasure is one of the four main goals in life and sexual intercourse is a duty in marriage.
Why is sexuality important?
It makes people active
It is an essential part of who a person is
Sexuality is not important - spirituality is important
What is a heterosexual?
Someone who is physically attracted to someone of the opposite sex
Someone who is physically attracted to someone of the same sex
Someone who is not physically attracted to anybody else
What is the legal age of consent for sex in the UK?
14 years old
15 years old
16 years old
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 does the term kama mean?
Physical or emotional pleasure
The law of 'actions have consequences'
Making a living in the material world
Why might many Hindu brides and grooms both be virgins when they marry?
They believe it is wrong to be chaste (virginal) when you marry
They have followed the teaching of remaining chaste (virginal) whilst in the student stage of life
They have to be virgins or the marriage is not legal
Which Hindu god and goddess are often portrayed as romantic lovers?
Ganesh and Lakshmi
Shiva and Vishnu
Radha and Krishna
Which Hindu principles do many Hindus believe should be considered in sexual activity?
Dharma and ahimsa
Puja and arti
What evidence is there that ancient Hinduism had little problem with homosexuality?
The Kama Sutra includes reference to homosexuality and there are carvings in ancient mandir
The Kama Sutra does not mention homosexualtiy
All Hindus accept homsosexuality
Why might some Hindus today have a problem with homosexuality?
They believe sex and having children should only take place within marriage
They believe homosexuality is a sin
They believe homosexuality is illegal in the UK and in India