Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

64. What do Buddhists Think about Sex?

Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

Amy Langenberg [+-]
Eckerd College
Amy Langenberg is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Eckerd College in Florida.

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What do Buddhists think about sex? The historical and living Buddhist traditions scholars have studied demonstrate that Buddhists inevitably think (and do) many things about sex. They are ascetics but they are also libertines. They are straight but they are also queer. They are ethical but they are also abusers. The thoughts and experiences of less-studied Buddhists—especially the sexually and racially minoritized and the abused—have been far less legible to scholarly observers. But that doesn’t make them less Buddhist.

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Langenberg, Amy. 64. What do Buddhists Think about Sex?. Buddhism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 322-326 Nov 2021. ISBN 9781800500907. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=40806. Date accessed: 24 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40806. Nov 2021

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