This study assesses the role of religion in influencing sexual frequency and satisfaction among older married adults and sexual activity among older unmarried adults. We propose and test several hypotheses about the relationship between religion and sex among these two groups of older Americans, using nationally representative data from the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project NSHAP. Results suggest that among married older adults, religion is largely unrelated with sexual frequency and satisfaction, although religious integration in daily life shares a weak but positive association with pleasure from sex.
Carl F. The clash between religious freedom and equality for lesbians and gay men has become a controversial legal issue in the United Kingdom. Increasingly, claims are made that compliance with anti-discrimination norms impacts upon conscientious, faith-based objectors to same-sex sexual acts.
We refer to the case of Al-Hijrah school, a co-ed faith school in Birmingham that has been segregating boys and girls during lessons and all breaks, activities and school trips Gender-divided school is named11 July. The school was inspected by Ofsted, who judged it to be inadequate on a number of grounds including gender segregation. We recognise the existence of single-sex schools but our concerns are with co-educational faith schools that apply gender segregation throughout the school day.
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The views of religions and religious believers range widely, from giving sex and sexuality a rather negative connotation to believing that sex is the highest expression of the divine. Some religions distinguish between sexual activities that are practiced for biological reproduction sometimes allowed only when in formal marital status and at a certain ageand other activities practiced for sexual pleasure, as immoral. Sexual morality has varied greatly over time and between cultures.
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In Islam, men and women are required to dress modestly. This is said to help them avoid embarrassing one another. It is also seen as a way of discouraging adultery.
Peter Kevern does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. A lot of arguments about religion treat it like going to school: a religion is a set of lessons to be learned, tests to pass and rules to follow, all watched over by the great headmaster in the sky. That assumption shapes the sorts of questions we ask of religions and religious people: are your teachers telling the truth?
The religious regulation of sexual and gender norms is a phenomenon that has vexed feminists and queer theorists across a multitude of cultural contexts. Often conservative, religious prescriptions of normative gender codes help to shape both individual identities and sexualities, while reinforcing power hierarchies within religious communities and in broader social contexts. Scholars in this stream have specific interests in the following areas including: critical race feminism particularly Muslim feminist scholarship ; religious cultures and gendered violence; religion, spirituality and women's reproductive health; post-secularisation and its impact on same sex marriage legislation; and religion, anthropology and the intersections of gender and sexuality.
Marie Griffith. There is perhaps no more contentious a topic in American culture than the intersection of sex, gender, religion, and politics. While other contemporary issues have also gained traction and caused polarization, none has captivated Americans to the same degree as sexual politics. The historian, Griffith says, must ask why this is the case.