Ch 39: Moral Issues in Relationships & Sexuality

About This Chapter

Watch informative video lessons to learn about the compatibility of relationships and human sexuality. Take a multiple-choice quiz accompanying every lesson for self-assessment.

Moral Issues in Relationships & Sexuality - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Human beings inevitably form complex relationships with one another and in many circumstances, those relationships develop a component of sexuality. The lessons in this chapter will cover issues relating to morality in human relationships, focusing specifically on sexuality. Take a short quiz at the end of each lesson to determine how well you have learned the material and feel free to contact a knowledgeable instructor with any questions you might have. These lessons cover such topics as:

  • Infidelity & dishonesty in relationships
  • Moral obligations of a sexual relationship
  • Types of human sexuality
  • The double standard

Video Objective
Ethical Issues of Lying, Cheating, Breaking Promises & Stealing Learn about the ethical issues related to various elements of trust and distrust.
Human Sexuality: Public, Societal & Private Aspects Examine the different aspects and purposes of sexual relationships.
Moral Duties within Sexual Relationships Identify various moral duties within sexual relationships.
Moral Issues in Sexuality Explore sexuality as it relates to moral issues.
Ethical Implications of the Double Standard Define and describe the double standard then discuss the ethical implications of this standard.

5 Lessons in Chapter 39: Moral Issues in Relationships & Sexuality
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Ethical Issues of Lying, Cheating, Breaking Promises & Stealing

1. Ethical Issues of Lying, Cheating, Breaking Promises & Stealing

Lying, cheating, breaking promises, and stealing are generally considered to be immoral actions. Explore the reasons for this, and discover how each of these can be morally justifiable. Then test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Human Sexuality: Public, Societal & Private Aspects

2. Human Sexuality: Public, Societal & Private Aspects

Sexuality is an important part of all human societies, but it means something different to everyone. Explore the lines between public and private sexual identities, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Moral Duties within Sexual Relationships

3. Moral Duties within Sexual Relationships

Every relationship comes with its own unique set of moral duties and obligations. This is especially true of sexual relationships. In this lesson we are going to explore the moral duties that are unique to sexual relationships and see how they define the goals and outcome of the relationship.

Moral Issues in Sexuality

4. Moral Issues in Sexuality

Throughout history, there have been many differing opinions on the morality of sex and its surrounding issues. This lesson will highlight the theories and opinions of a few of the better-known philosophers who opined on this subject: Saint Thomas Aquinas, Immanuel Kant, Jeremy Bentham, and Marquis de Sade.

Ethical Implications of the Double Standard

5. Ethical Implications of the Double Standard

The double standard is something many of us know all too well, but it's also an issue with serious ethical implications. Explore these, and test your understanding with an unbiased, single-standard quiz.

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