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Julia Heiman, director of the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University speaks on the causes of cheating in marriage and committed relationships at Tuesday’s morning lecture in the Amphitheater. Photo by Lauren Rock.

Heiman, McHugh present contrasting perspectives on infidelity

Julia Heiman thinks affairs are driven by the stories people tell themselves to justify their actions. Paul McHugh thinks people are confused about sex.

Heiman and McHugh individually spoke about their views on extramarital affairs before having a conversation with each other during Tuesday’s morning lecture in the Amphitheater for Week Seven, themed “The Ethics of Cheating.”

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Psychiatrists compare views on ethics of the bedroom

Hold onto your bench — sex is the topic of Tuesday’s 10:45 a.m. lecture.

“It’s hard to be boring about this subject. You’d have to really try to be boring,”
Dr. Paul McHugh said of his morning lecture in the Amphitheater with Dr. Julia Heiman.

Heiman and McHugh will discuss the ethics of cheating in sexual relationships, and whether cheating on a partner deserves its widely accepted negative reputation.

McHugh, University Distinguished Service Professor of psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, previously served as director of the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. He also served on President George W. Bush’s council on bioethics.

Heiman serves as director of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana State University, and her work focuses on understanding patterns of sexuality from an integrated psychosocial-biomedical perspective. She is broadly published in the area of sex research on male and female sexual function and dysfunction.

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Week Seven lectures tackle ‘The Ethics of Cheating’

Chautauqua’s lecture platforms in Week Seven will examine honesty and integrity in public life and seek to understand how society lands on certain ethical standards — and how people rationalize skirting those standards. The morning lectures will show how cheating and dishonest behavior affect personal relationships, sports and academe, and also how it costs businesses thousands of dollars every year, a cost passed on to consumers.

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From the President: Column by Thomas Becker

Saturday night in the Amphitheater, we will celebrate musical theater as the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, led by our own Stuart Chafetz, joins with the Chautauqua Opera Company’s Opera Apprentices and Studio Artists for a production they title, “Water Matters: Broadway — The Great Wet Way.” The music is from Gilbert and Sullivan, Kern and Hammerstein, Sondheim and Weidman, Lerner and Lowe — a “who’s who” of American musical theater. The extracts or the works’ themes relate to water. The vocal talents on display will be the eight Apprentice Artists who will carry the individual roles and the 18 Studio Artists supplying the choral work. All of those talented musicians were selected for this summer’s program by the opera company’s Artistic and General Director, Jay Lesenger, and his veteran team. Lesenger has a genuine gift for recognizing the combination of vocal talent and dramatic interpretation. He leads the company through an astonishingly rigorous eight-week schedule of rehearsals, recitals, opera productions, cabarets and performances such as Saturday night. It is the oldest continuous summer opera company in the country and a point of artistic pride for this community. Please join us for this joyful, beautiful and stylish concert in the Amphitheater.

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