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Priestesses and Prostitutes

One rather controversial idea presented in a book I read recently was that temple prostitution didn’t actually exist. I’m not sure if she was referring just to the Arabian Peninsula, or proposing that it didn’t happen anywhere. There’s apparently a … Continue reading

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You Know What They Say About Guys with Big Blogs

I know Donald Trump and Marco Rubio discussing penis size at a debate is old news now, but it bothered me for more reasons than just the obvious one that it was crass, and I’m going to try to put … Continue reading

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I’m Insanely Jealous of the People That Aren’t Me

I am by no means an expert on relationships. I’ve only ever dated one person, and I’m the only person she’s dated as well. I have done and still do a lot of things wrong. That said, there are still … Continue reading

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Splitting the Adam

There are quite a few things I don’t really get about the Adam and Eve story, but one that I thought of recently involves the notion of being fruitful and multiplying. Actually, this isn’t part of the same story, but … Continue reading

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Fundamentalists on Fornication

This post on Slacktivist addresses some of the issues concerning the Duggars’ warped sense of morality, and that of fundamentalists in general. As another blogger puts it, fundamentalist sexual ethics can largely be summed up with two boxes, one for … Continue reading

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Arousing Advertising

It’s an old adage that sex sells, and we’ve been seeing examples of it for ages, some much more brazen than others. I’m sure you’ve all seen busty model Kate Upton advertising what appears to be another generic point-and-click phone … Continue reading

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Porn for Prudes

I haven’t read Fifty Shades of Grey, but I’ve seen some pretty thorough summaries, and I do indeed think it normalizes abuse, at least when a rich guy who’s supposed to be attractive is the one doing the abusing. I’ve … Continue reading

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Conjury Through Copulation

My wife was recently looking up stuff about Devil worship and the occult, and came across the Wikipedia article on sex magic. In addition to being the hind part of a Red Hot Chili Peppers album title, it’s apparently a … Continue reading

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Sex Was Bad and Obscene

I’ve noticed that, whenever someone insists that Christianity considers sex sinful, there will be a reply along the lines of, “No, only when it’s outside marriage.” But doesn’t that mean it usually IS sinful, but there are exceptions? I’m still … Continue reading

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Fucking with Fundamentalists

I remember asking before why hardcore fundamentalists like Ted Haggard often turn out to be into drugs and extramarital sex, and I believe it was Amy who said that evangelism was itself an addiction of sorts, so it’s no wonder … Continue reading

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