Incarnation Institute

My good friend the reverend Beverly Dale (“Rev Bev”) has long been an advocate for helping Christians overcome their phobias about sex.  For centuries, the traditional Christian attitude was that sex-a perfectly wonderful and natural force in one’s life-was the source of evil, that the flesh itself was entirely evil, and that women were to blame for men falling into sin, IE, sex,  and the body was a shameful thing. Rev Bev’s ministry has been to end sexual and body shame. 

To carry out her work, Rev Bev has founded, and is Chair of, the Incarnation Institute for Sex and Faith, https://www.incarnationinstitute.org/  to promote the truth that sexual pleasure and diversity, in all of its forms, are to be celebrated and respected, and that sexual freedom is a right to be respected. 

This is important to discuss, as we read about clergy sexually abusing minor children, sexual abuse and harassment my men of power against women, and discrimination against LGBT people and attempts to prevent women from controlling their own fertility. Sexual repression is the reason people do not dare complain about such problems, and we must continue to find the freedom, within ourselves and within our society, to be more open about discussing sexual issues.

Repression, denying anything like sex exists inside the human body, is an exercise in futility-the sexual urge will come out sooner or later, often in the most dangerous way, and it needs to come out in an intelligent manner. Open and intelligent sexual discussion, like Rev Bev caries out, is one way to go. 

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Attempts to suppress sexual thoughts could result in an increase of those thoughts

via Attempts to suppress sexual thoughts could result in an increase of those thoughts

this repression of sexual thoughts by religious people is part of the false idea that religious people DON’T have sex, that sex is separate from spirituality. That is a false idea that constantly needs to be challenged.

Literary Readings

I am going to attend this evening the Erotic Literary Salon, held by my friend Dr. Susana Mayer, at the Bohemian Absthene Lounge at 1315 Sansom Street. These readings treat sex with respect, forstering intelligent discussion about sexual issues, and has fun doing it.

Also, tomorrow I’ll attend the poetry reading of the Moonstone Arts Center, held at Fergie’s Pub, 13th and Sansom streets, along with other leading Philadelphia poets. It’s these local literary venues that keep the arts alive.

‘A man has to make his wife orgasm first… it’s Jewish law!’ Orthodox Rabbi on how the ‘religious obligations’ of sex favor women’s pleasure | This World

I thought this would be an important contribution to the discussion about religion and sexuality.

 

‘A man has to make his wife orgasm first… it’s Jewish law!’ Orthodox Rabbi on how the ‘religious obligations’ of sex favor women’s pleasure | This World

via ‘A man has to make his wife orgasm first… it’s Jewish law!’ Orthodox Rabbi on how the ‘religious obligations’ of sex favor women’s pleasure | This World.

Beverly Dale :: The Next Frontier at the Intersection of Sex and Politics: My Viewpoint

Beverly Dale :: The Next Frontier at the Intersection of Sex and Politics: My Viewpoint

via Beverly Dale :: The Next Frontier at the Intersection of Sex and Politics: My Viewpoint.

The Reverend Beverly Dale is a dear friend of mine. SHe is wonderful in treating sex with the respect it deserves, removing the stigma on it, and bringing it to serious public discussion.