The Big L

Love Chooses

The Big L asks the question “What is Love?”. It explores the interconnection between sex, love and commitment by looking at the differences between Lust, Like and Love as possible foundations for a relationship.

It also explores the area of consent and the possible effects that widespread exposure to pornography is having on relationships. It aims to reconnect sex with love and commitment.

Respected - The Big L

Presentation Breakdown

Section 1


Trigger warning, and expectations of the session. We will be looking at emotions around sex, and focusing on the future not the past.

Section 2

Would you rather?

A series of “would you rather” questions about relationships as a fun way to explore what we value in relationships.

Section 3


Definition and effect of lust on our relationships. Consent - definition, examples and scenarios. Where to find support. This section includes discussion and feedback of opinions from students.

Section 4


Characteristics of a relationship based on like. How does pornography influence our relationships? Possible addictive potential, physical and emotional harm of heavy internet porn usage. Where to find support. Videos and interactive discussion.

Section 5


What does it mean, and how is it different to like? Interactive discussion, followed by exploration of the similarities and differences. Love involves commitment, respect, and putting our partner's needs before our own. Sex is at its best when connected to love, which is proven over time.

Section 6


Summary thought catalogue of the differences between Lust, Like and Love.

Section 7


Signposting to in-school pastoral services, local and national websites and help centres for further support. Key support areas: consent, sexual abuse, pornography and impact of alcohol.

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