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HUMAN

SEXUALITY

Fully Man, Fully Woman

Prepared by:
E.M. JAMILLA
UST-Institute of Religion
Man is a sexual being.

To be human, it is
claimed, is to be
sexual in ones very
being. Hence, our
sexuality affects
many, if not all, our
day to day actions.
What does it mean to be a
sexual being?
gift given by God (male or
female)
character (personality)
core, self-worth, self-image,
self-esteem
relationship (self, others,
God)choice.
sacred actsexual
intercourse, physical act,
reproduction.
Where does this
gift of sexuality
come from?
God
God is both relational
and social in and of
Himself.
The love of the Trinity is so
strong that it has to
create.
Thus, love and sex should
always be connected.
Gods Design for Human Sexuality

The Bible did not give us a


detailed teaching on sexuality
(especially its scientific aspect),
but it does give us the origin,
purpose and final orientation of
our sexual nature.

Sex is a gift from God and


therefore sacred.
It is not good for man to be alone
(Gen. 2:18)
It is not good for man
to be alone(Gen. 2:18)
And God, who made
man from the
beginning male and
female (Mat. 19:4),
wishing to share with
man a special
participation in His
own creative work,
blessed male and
female, saying:
Increase and multiply
and fill the earth
(Gen. 1:28)
LOVE & SEXUALITY

GOD IS LOVE (1 John 4: 8)

creating the human


race in His Own
Image. God inscribed
in the humanity of man
and woman the
vocation and thus the
capacity and
responsibility of love
and communion
LOVE & HUMAN SEXUALITY
GOD created the
human person with
intrinsic value &
dignity.
We should never be
used by others as a
means to an end
that is as objects.
No one should ever
be used as an
object for anothers
selfish desires.
HUMAN SEXUALITY
GOD created sexuality and
established the true
meaning of the sexual act.
He established a
connection between the
unitive and the procreative
powers of the intercourse,
that is between the power
of sexual intercourse to
strengthen the bond of love
between the husband and
the wife and the power to
create a new life
HUMAN SEXUALITY
THE CHURCH
teaches that
human sexual
intercourse is an
action inscribed
by the CREATOR
with a two-fold
meaning:
UNITIVE &
PROCREATIVE
UNITIVE DIMENSION
Love making is an expression
of intimacy, a two in one
flesh encounter, demanding
a deep level of commitment
and love for its natural
fulfillment.
It is not good for the man to
be alone (Gen. 2: 18). The
desire not to be alone, to
love and to be loved ,
physically, psychologically
and spiritually is a deeply
rooted yearning.
PROCREATIVE DIMENSION
One affirms that marriage and
sexual union are also given for
the procreation of children as
well. Be fertile and
multiply(Gn 2:18)
Union of the egg and the sperm
produces new human life.
Marital commitment and fidelity
provide the only stable
environment in which genital
sexual expression find their true
meaning as acts of loving union
potentially open to procreation.
So, that the real purpose of human sexuality can
be truly achieved according to Gods plan, it
must be open to the gifts of love and life.
It is through our sexuality therefore that we can
assist in Gods power to love and to create.
Sex is not a
shameful thing,
it is a divine
gift, ordained to
life, to love and
to fruitfulness
(Familiaris Consortio, 1981).
Sex is, indeed,
good, beautiful,
and holy,
but only at the service of
and for the sake of
eternal values.
Any other use of sex is a
desecration of something
holy. (Joseph de Torre, 1988,
49).
SEXUALITY OF
WOMAN and MAN
A Man and A
Woman are
designed by God
not to COMPETE
but to COMPLETE
each other in a
mutual sharing of
love and life.
SEXUALITY and SPIRITUALITY
Sexuality
nourishes our
physicality and
spirituality.
Abuse of sex
leads to
alienation,
fragmentation,
exploitation and
brokenness.
LOVE and SEXUALITY
LOVE changes
the person from
within.
SEXUALITY is an
expression of
that change.
LOVE is a WARM
HUMAN EXPERIENCE

Affirmation
Affection
Appreciation
Approval
Remember:

Sexual relationship refers to our being with other sexual beings


due to said need to interrelate with other human beings, to
communicate and commune with them.

Such communion brings about acts which are sexual in nature,


biologically geared towards the generation of life and education
of children who comprise the future society.
Sexual maturity is the capacity
to form a stable relationship with
the opposite sex which is
emotionally and physically
satisfying.

Sexual health is the integration


of the somatic, emotional,
intellectual and social aspects of
sexual well-being, in ways that
are positively enriching and that
enhance personality,
communication and love.
SEXUALITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

SEXUAL IDENTITY
AWARENESS OF OURSELVES AS MALE AND FEMALE
HOW WE EXPRESS OUR SEXUALITY
NORMS THAT GOVERN BEHAVIOR
SEXUALITY IS MULTIDIMENSIONAL
INCORPORATES PSYCHOLOGICAL, BIOLOGICAL,
AND SOCIOLOGICAL COMPONENTS
SEXUAL DESIRE
WE LEARN ABOUT FEELINGS OF SATISFACTION AND
DISSATISFACTION DURING SEXUAL EXPERIENCES
SEXUAL RESPONSE
EXPERIENCING PLEASURE OR ORGASM
HEALTHY CHOICES STAGES
IN HUMAN SEXUAL
HEALTHY LIVES
DEVELOPMENT
NORMATIVE STAGE
CHILDREN LEARN NORMS GOVERNING
APPROPRIATE SEXUAL BEHAVIORS
INFORMATIONAL STAGE
YOUNG PERSONS LEARN ABOUT SEXUAL
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
BEHAVIORAL STAGE
PERSONS ENGAGE IN SEXUAL ACTIVITIES
INTERESTING TO NOTE:
STUDIES CONSISTENTLY SHOW THAT MOST
PERSONS FAIL SEXUAL KNOWLEDGE TESTS
HOW DO WE LEARN ABOUT SEX?
REMEMBER THOSE AGENTS OF SOCIALIZATION?

PARENTS
VERY LITTLE INFORMATION PROVIDED
DISCOMFORT IN SUCH DISCUSSIONS
PEERS
APPEAR AS AUTHORITATIVE VOICES, BUT
OFTEN ARE MISINFORMED
REPORTEDLY THE MOST FREQUENTLY USED
SOURCE FOR SUCH INFORMATION
RELIGIOUS INFLUENCE
MODERATE INFLUENCE AND PRESSURES
TO ABSTAIN FROM SEX
HIGH DEGREES OF REPORTED CHURCH
AFFILIATION WERE NOT FOUND TO BE A
DETERRENT TO SEX
SEX and Mass Media
Enjoy Sex but Dont
get Pregnant: Use
Condom
Just Do It!
Obey Your Thirst!
If you love me lets
have sex!
Everybody is doing
it anyway!
Our Message:

Sex is
what you
are not
what you
do!
DEHUMANIZING LOVE &
HUMAN SEXUALITY
SEXUALACTIVITY OUTSIDE OF MARRIAGE
(ADULTERY )
Marriage is the only relationship in
which sexual activity can possibly
achieve the full meaning it is given by
God: the faithful exclusive and total
gift of oneself to another in a way
which is open to love and to creation
of new life.
DEHUMANIZING
The gift of sexual intercourse
is diminished if it occurs
outside of marriage, as the
life long commitment
necessary to realize its true
God-given meaning is
lacking and the use of a
person as an object is clear.
Dehumanizing Acts
MASTURBATION

An intrinsically and seriously disordered act


because sexual activity is meant to be shared with
ones spouse in the committed relationship of
marriage not as a solitary act.
It frustrates the essential purpose of the sexual act
namely the strengthening of the marriage
relationship and the procreation of children
DEHUMANIZING ACTS
HOMOSEXUAL ACTS
The purpose of the sexual faculty is the
expression of married love and the
generation of new life in the context of the
family.
God calls us to use our faculties for the
purpose for which they have been given to
us. To use the sexual faculty in a way in
which the generation of a new life is
impossible is to misuse it and is intrinsically
wrong.
DEHUMANIZING ACTS
COHABITATION OR FORNICATION
Practice of unmarried man and woman
living together which may take place prior to
marriage or after engagement.
It is considered by some to be a testing
ground for marital commitment or a way to
determine compatibility, prior to marriage.
One does not try out a permanent
commitment. There is no statistical evidence
that testing produces any guarantees.
DEHUMANIZING ACTS
PROSTITUTION
Sexual intercourse is done merely for
pleasure by people who have no
commitment. It is outright disrespect for the
person and the gift of sexuality which is
commodified and the woman is used as a
means or just an object of pleasure.
DEHUMANIZING ACTS
CONTRACEPTION
STERILIZATION
ABORTION
SOME REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
including CLONING & EMBRYONIC STEM
CELL RESEARCH
Contemporary practices opposed
to Gods plan for Marriage
C -oncubinage
A dultery
S eduction
A cts of Lasciviousness
R ape
A bortion
P olygamy/prostitution/pornography
H omosexual Acts
John Paul II on Family

The future of
humanity
passes by
way of the
family.