Fandom

LGBT Project Wiki

Taoism

4,993pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Religion and
homosexuality

Bahá'í Faith
Buddhism
Christianity
Confucianism
Hinduism
Islam
Judaism
Norse paganism
Scientology
Shinto
Sikhism
Taoism
Unification Church
Unitarian Universalism
Voodoo
Wicca
Zoroastrianism

LGBT portal
v  d  e  

It is difficult to determine a single position on homosexuality in Taoism, as the term Taoism is used to describe a number of disparate religious traditions, from organised religious movements such as Quanzhen to Chinese folk religion and even a school of philosophy. The vast majority of adherents live in China and among Chinese Diaspora communities elsewhere, and so attitudes to homosexuality within Taoism often reflect the values and sexual norms of broader Chinese society (see Homosexuality in China).

The Taoist tradition holds that males need the energies of females, and vice versa, in order to bring about balance, completion and transformation. These energies thought to be best obtained through heterosexual relations. Passionate homosexual expression is usually discouraged because it is believed to not lead to human fulfillment.[1]

Taoism stresses the relationship between yin and yang: two opposing forces which maintain harmony through balance. Heterosexuality is seen as the physical and emotional embodiment of the harmonious balance between yin and yang.[2]

However, Taoist nuns are said to have exchanged love poems during the Tang dynasty.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Wawrytko, Sandra (1993). Homosexuality and Chinese and Japanese Religions in "Homosexuality and World Religions", edited by Arlene Swidler. Trinity Press International, 1993.
  2. Compassionate Dragon Healing: Taoist Sex
  3. China on glbtq.com

See alsoEdit

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki