Sikh teaching emphasises the importance of being a grihasti , ie a married person, rather than avoiding marriage. Guru Nanak regarded one of his sons as unsuited to succeed him because he had opted to live as an unmarried, celibate ascetic. Apart from the eighth Guru, Guru Har Krishan, who did not live to adulthood, all the Gurus were married and all had children. Punjabis including Sikhs value family honour very highly. A family's honour depends in large part on the modest behaviour sharam of its female members.
How do Sikhs have sex?
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I have never considered myself to be a religious person. But as certain things in my life recently have made me realize, religion still remains an important aspect for many individuals, and accepting their own sexuality for religious people is often a very tough task. Sikhism as a religion is very tolerant and advocates equality. There have been articles by various people about how there are no references to homosexuality and homophobia in Guru Granth Sahib , and if our Gurus had considered it an important subject to be dealt by religion, they would have addressed it. One such article was published in Gaylaxy magazine itself previously. However, Punjabi culture is often not so tolerant.
Sex and Sikhism
Sikhism has no specific teachings about homosexuality and the Sikh holy scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib , does not explicitly mention heterosexuality , homosexuality or bisexuality. The universal goal of a Sikh is to have no hate or animosity to any person, regardless of factors like race, caste, color, creed, gender or sexuality. Within the last few years, the topic of homosexuality has become much more discussed in religions all over the world , making the once-taboo topic of homosexuality now a subject for open discussion among adherents.
Victorian prudery had banned public reference to sex even through innuendo or oblique suggestion. Sex was ungenteel and highly inelegant. Now, in the seventies of this century, pre-marital sex experience, teen-age sex involvement, group sex, wife-swapping, promiscuity, homo-sex, oral sex, and public propagation of all kinds of sexual behavior and deviations, through cinema and television, through journalism and fictional literature is a tolerated part of the European social scene. The exterior embellishments of these grand and holy structures depict and portray, sex unions between men and women, in frieze after frieze, in infinitely varied postures, of skillfully chiseled stone entablatures that show not only the highly matured artistic sensitivity of the sculptor but also display a masterly knowledge of Hindu Erotica.