Maribel Florián Buitrago
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia


In this article, some ethical guidelines ruling sex and loving behavior in Colombia. In spite of being intended to strengthen family institution, those guidelines brought about crucial differences in understanding this phenomenon. Each of these, in manifold ways, compelled individuals to become moral subjects concerning their own sex and loving behavior. By analysing a set of prescriptive sources from various realms of knowledge, it is shown that these orientations did not work all by themselves or skipping any sort of transaction among them. On the contrary, it appears loving and sex relations needed to carry some negotiations between the various “realms of knowledge” to organize themselves. Nevertheless, such a shaping gives a hint about the creation of a device aimed to preserve conjugal marriage, together with the construction of one of its more lethal antitheses “divorce”.

Keywords: intimacy, discourses, government technologies, “sexuality/love”.