Buddhism and Sexual Orientation

The relationship between Buddhism and sexual orientation varies by tradition and teacher. According to some scholars, early Buddhism appears to have placed no special stigma on homosexual relations, since the subject was not mentioned. Some later traditions do feature sanction of homosexual contact. However, many scholars, including the current Dalai Lama, uphold that any form of sexual expression other than monogamous vaginal sex within a heterosexual relationship violates the Second Precept of Buddhism.

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