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.
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.
Manifesto for Real Sexual Healing. | elephant journal
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
The Art of Receiving Pleasure. | elephant journal
A Discovery About Women\’s Sexual Desire That Will Make Conservative Heads Spin | Alternet
What\’s Wrong With Being Really Sexually Promiscuous? | Alternet
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.