What role does faith play in determining attitudes towards sex? A panel of dedicated virgins, sex advocates, gay Christians, Atheists, Muslims, New Agers amongst others join the conversation.
In most religions, sex is something thatâ€™s reserved for straight married couples, so how is it that something that can feel so good be so bad? Obviously for some people these beliefs have deep spiritual meaning, while for others they can cause angst and guilt. So why do these ancient teachings still hold such sway in modern society? A panel of young people join the conversation, at the centre of which is eighteen year old Pentecostalist Nathan, who wants to wait till heâ€™s married.
This episode of the Hack Half Hour which aired on ABC2 on 17 November 2008 is rated M – but for older students it would make a very good catalyst for classroom discussion. As each person is only really afforded a soundbite to get their view across, the ideas aired lend themselves to further investigation and critical discussion. There are some interesting comments posted on the Hack Half Hour website – where you can download the episode to play in the classroom.