Sexual Ethics

Contraception, birth control, sexual abuse, prostitution, adultery, fornication: stories having to do with human sexual behavior as it pertains to church teaching.

Former Orange diocese chancellor writes letter to Jennifer Lopez and Shakira
When did pole dancing and soft porn become part of Latino culture?

Editor’s Note: Though the Super Bowl took place more than a month ago, the FCC continues to receive complaints about the performances of Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. The commentary below, from the former chancellor of

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Former Orange diocese chancellor writes letter to Jennifer Lopez and Shakira
When did pole dancing and soft porn become part of Latino culture?
2020-03-06T06:56:46-08:00

Birth control and the decline of civilization
A woman who takes the pill has little to no cost to sex, and can therefore “sell” it to men cheaply

In The Sociological Tradition, Robert Nisbet referred to the Industrial and French Revolutions as the two great ideas of the western world. No two events so dramatically altered civilization as significantly, their temporal overlap only intensifying

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Birth control and the decline of civilization
A woman who takes the pill has little to no cost to sex, and can therefore “sell” it to men cheaply
2019-12-06T12:21:45-08:00

If you look at dirty pictures, your friends will be notified
Covenant Eyes and others use artificial intelligence for purity

Evangelical groups are turning to artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to help their members fight addiction to online pornography in a budding industry that one scholar calls an emerging “purity-industrial complex.” As pornography has exploded

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If you look at dirty pictures, your friends will be notified
Covenant Eyes and others use artificial intelligence for purity
2019-11-21T21:53:34-08:00

How to regulate pornography
Justice Stevens' take on internet seems laughable today

A thirteen-year-old with a smartphone in 2019 has greater access to porno­graphy than the most depraved deviant could have dreamed possible two decades ago. At the time of the landmark Reno v. ACLU decision to permit online pornography in 1997,

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How to regulate pornography
Justice Stevens' take on internet seems laughable today
2019-11-08T13:19:05-08:00

California expects barrage of child sex-abuse lawsuits
Potentially thousands preparing to sue under new law allowing victims more time to report allegations of abuse

A new law sponsored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) and takes effect Jan. 1, raises the statute of limitations to 40 years of age, or up to five years after discovery of sexual abuse. The

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California expects barrage of child sex-abuse lawsuits
Potentially thousands preparing to sue under new law allowing victims more time to report allegations of abuse
2019-10-23T09:40:38-07:00

Newsom says he’ll sign pro-prostitution bill
Law puts California at forefront of growing movement to decriminalize sex work

Advocates for sex workers’ rights celebrated a major victory Friday afternoon when California Governor Gavin Newsom announced his intent to sign legislation that would increase protections for people working in the commercial sex trade. Specifically, Senate Bill 233—first

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Newsom says he’ll sign pro-prostitution bill
Law puts California at forefront of growing movement to decriminalize sex work
2019-07-30T12:40:02-07:00

APA task force promotes acceptance of non-monogamy
Group seeks to address the needs of non-monogamous people, saying they have marginalized identities

The American Psychological Association has established a task force on “consensual non-monogamy,” an effort they say is necessary in order to reduce “stigma” on persons who practice polyamory.

“Finding love and/or sexual intimacy

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APA task force promotes acceptance of non-monogamy
Group seeks to address the needs of non-monogamous people, saying they have marginalized identities
2019-07-11T21:09:00-07:00