Do your religious views affect Your sexuality?

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Do your religious views affect Your sexuality?

AngelvMaynard AngelvMaynard
Being that it's Sunday I wanted to ask the above question. Do your religious views affect the way you think about or practice your sexuality?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yes
9
No
53
Sometimes (explain if you like)
6
Total votes: 68 (65 voters)
Poll is closed
08/21/2011
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PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Nope!
08/21/2011
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
I am Wiccan. So long as my activities cause no harm, I am free to be who I am.
08/21/2011
AngelvMaynard AngelvMaynard
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Originally posted by Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
I am Wiccan. So long as my activities cause no harm, I am free to be who I am.
Ravens wood is here in ATL and my boys love their website, Wizard 101 I think it's called.
08/21/2011
CoffeeCup CoffeeCup
What religious views?
08/21/2011
Kkay Kkay
Pagan. I do feel that it influences my views in a positive way.
08/21/2011
Ansley Ansley
I suppose they do; I don't believe in an organized religion, but I am spiritual and I do believe there's something going on out there that has greater power than my little ol' human-self. Because I believe these things, I've adopted a general attitude that nothing is off limits so long as it is safe, sane and consentual. It works for me and allows me to experience things I may not have tried if I were still Christian.
08/21/2011
frisky069 frisky069
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Originally posted by AngelvMaynard
Being that it's Sunday I wanted to ask the above question. Do your religious views affect the way you think about or practice your sexuality?
i would have to say yes and no, like i know in the bible it says not to be with a woman, but sometimes i am just more attracted to women than any male out there, and sometimes it holds me back
08/22/2011
Screen Door Screen Door
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Originally posted by CoffeeCup
What religious views?
EXACTLY!!
08/22/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
I go by Zen Buddhist beliefs. I'm actually reading a book called Sex, Sin, and Zen: A Buddhist Exploration of Sex from Celibacy to Polyamory and Everything in Between. It's an amazing book. Buddhism is very tolerant and encouraging towards all types sexuality as long as it is done ethically.
08/22/2011
haley730 haley730
Not really
08/22/2011
AngelvMaynard AngelvMaynard
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Originally posted by Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
I go by Zen Buddhist beliefs. I'm actually reading a book called Sex, Sin, and Zen: A Buddhist Exploration of Sex from Celibacy to Polyamory and Everything in Between. It's an amazing book. Buddhism is very tolerant and encouraging towards ...
Thanks for posting the link. I'm laying low this week and this sounds like a good read!
08/22/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by AngelvMaynard
Being that it's Sunday I wanted to ask the above question. Do your religious views affect the way you think about or practice your sexuality?
...other then glorifying that amazing gift called sex, by enjoying it with my husband at every possible opportunity.
08/22/2011
That Man from Mars That Man from Mars
My religious views don't control what I do sexually, but they seem to match up well. I'm very against poly relationships, but I don't really judge others. I try not to be around it in general. I believe sex is something intimate between two people and should not be shared lightly, and I'm very against the 'friends with benefits' thing. It matches well with being christian, but that isn't why I'm against it. It's just how I feel.
08/29/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
when i was young and living with my parents i was catholic. it completely affected my sexuality... prolonging engaging in activity, adding tremendous feelings of guilt.. and made it so much worse when my highschool fiance dumped me after taking my virginity. i thought i was ruined, worthless in god's eyes.

after moving out i started seeing the world for my own and left behind the religious notions that no longer held up in the real world for me.

i still find that little girl in me feeling guilty for having sex and having sexual desires. she's a total buzzkill. a guilt tripper. having that pushed upon me for 18 years hasnt completely gone away.
08/29/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by frisky069
i would have to say yes and no, like i know in the bible it says not to be with a woman, but sometimes i am just more attracted to women than any male out there, and sometimes it holds me back
where does it say that?

i remember many accounts of sodomization between males, however as i remember the sin of it was that they were violently displaying their dominance.

08/29/2011
That Man from Mars That Man from Mars
Quote:
Originally posted by aliceinthehole
where does it say that?

i remember many accounts of sodomization between males, however as i remember the sin of it was that they were violently displaying their dominance.

My favorite story in the bible is a romance one involving God wedding two men together.
08/29/2011
ParisLove ParisLove
No not at all.
08/29/2011
Menarae Menarae
Yes and no, I suppose. No, because I'm atheist, so I have no religious lens through which to view sexuality. Yes, because I am a spiritual person, and I am very in tune with my emotions. I can't seperate sex and affection, which some people might find problematic, but I think it's just fine. I'm wired to be loyal, so I want sex to mean something. I also usually don't masturbate when I'm upset...but that's more because I can't force myself into the mindset to get off, so I'm just wasting time and lube while frustrating myself.
08/29/2011
NewEnglandCouple NewEnglandCouple
We only voted yes because being Pagan, sex is sometimes part of our religious practice. (Specifically at Beltane). Also our religion encourages sexual enjoyment, it doesn't condemn it.
08/31/2011
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
Nope!
10/19/2011
carenautilus carenautilus
Definitely! But most distinctly in a positive and healthy way.
10/19/2011
The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
Quote:
Originally posted by AngelvMaynard
Being that it's Sunday I wanted to ask the above question. Do your religious views affect the way you think about or practice your sexuality?
I dont really take religion into the case when it comes to my sexuality.
10/19/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
My religious views affect my sexuality in that they DON'T affect my sexuality, because I have no religious views.
10/19/2011
Paladin Fantasys Paladin Fantasys
Hi, my name is Paladin Fantasys and I'm a recovering Catholic. Sex is an integral part of that recovery.
10/19/2011
InNeedOfABuzzzz InNeedOfABuzzzz
Southern Christian and my beliefs don't affect my sexual life at all. I believe that we are all born to sin, no one can be "righteous" and saintly. So why bother trying in the bedroom!!!!
10/20/2011
aimtoplease aimtoplease
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Originally posted by CoffeeCup
What religious views?
tuche(sp?)
10/20/2011
WhoopieDoo WhoopieDoo
I have no religious views, so they don't get in the way.
10/20/2011
ThoughtsAblaze ThoughtsAblaze
My Christianity once effected my sex life, or rather lack thereof since I am no married. In the last two years, though, I've begun exploring why I believe what I believe (since I was just raised Christian and never considered it an option to ask questions), so I've dropped a lot of the rules and regulations that were drilled into me as a kid.
10/20/2011
CreamySweet CreamySweet
Quote:
Originally posted by AngelvMaynard
Being that it's Sunday I wanted to ask the above question. Do your religious views affect the way you think about or practice your sexuality?
Humm...very hard topic. In our lives we had to make a conscious choice when it comes to sex. We had never considered this until recently. I was raised Southern Baptist and my husband Catholic (Right down to Catholic school and being an alter boy for him). So you can see with that line up freaky oinky boinky is not high on the approved recreation scale for either of those churches. On top of it we explored the idea of modern open non-dom church which my husband said absolutely not to after the second visit - and in truth they were more like acid tripping freaks then what you would expect to find. Also very much about taking over you life and pointing out how our dress code was all wrong as it was to seductive in nature - ok not my fault my MissMe jeans have sparkle on my ass and I have big tits... next we tried LDS...Missionaries were super nice but again no - for one the dress code doesnt include my thong swimwear and for two if our kids want to marry someone outside the LDS they absolutely can and are welcome to- a huge issue when we pointed our opinion on that out. My husband has a sticker which sums it up for him "I have no problem with God - it's his fan club I can't stand". We do go to church - a regular very old and traditional one that we agreed on - non Catholic - non Southern Baptist and non-evangilistic. For to long to many bad things have been bartered, bought, sold and fought over in the name of religion by well meaning people who can't seperate man made - man add opinion from simply believing in God. (By whatever name you choose to use to mean him) So yes we make a conscious choice to have sex, wild and crazy sex, pornstar party sex, and yes even swinging / open marriage mutually agreed upon sex. I truly think you can have both a relationship with God - and Jesus if you follow my beliefs - and still have a fantastic sex life of you worry less about what and how every other human being tells you you should live because some form of religion thinks getting your fucks on is bad. Yes we say bad words both in and out of the bedroom. If you feel what your doing / going to do is wrong - and not in some human being empowered by human beings in a position of religious authority - but actually would be wrong in the eyes of God then there is your answer. Just remember to God knows we are a flawed sinning creature and at least in my beliefs forgives us for our sins when we commit something that truly is one.
10/21/2011
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