How has your religious upbringing (or lack of one) affected your sex life?

SexyStuff SexyStuff
Just curious how this has affected different people, I know it has influenced my own development.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Made a huge difference
married with children , KnK , Yoda , SexyStuff , Eliza
5  (13%)
Slight difference
Valentinka , *HisMrs* , Jimbo Jones , Dusk , Moein
5  (13%)
No influence
Coralbell , al16 , ~LaUr3n~ , Sohotdinosaur , Kindred , Lady Venus , pinkcupcakes , darthkitt3n , Envy , REDRUM , Vaccinium , Crash , Miss T , onehotmomma , potstickers , 0oh , BeautiFullFigured , Shellz31 , Rainbow Boy , tffnyandrs , ninaspinkturtle , Sparfitt08 , Penguin , OhMy! , crazybat , Lummox
26  (68%)
Other
Sweet-Justice , Eden C.
2  (5%)
Total votes: 38
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02/11/2011
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married with children married with children
well, the most important influence would be that my wife and I have only been with each other. We have a honest, trusting relationship.
02/11/2011
Coralbell Coralbell
When I was younger and went to church they never really talked about sex. Even if they had I don't think it would have affected me much.
02/11/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
I was brought up catholic and am no longer practicing. It did not affect me before or now.
02/11/2011
KnK KnK
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Originally posted by SexyStuff
Just curious how this has affected different people, I know it has influenced my own development.
Yeah, it gave me guilt problems up the ass. I've always felt guilty about finding other men and women attractive, wanting to have a threesome (or more), having a kink inclination, foreplay, liking anal.

Yeah, just about everything sexual for me was influenced by religion, even after I stopped believing.
02/11/2011
Yoda Yoda
I've find that, while my Christian upbringing was conservative, I still value it immensely. My parents taught me to be loyal, caring, and generous to the person I marry. And while I'm aware that marriage is not for everyone, and that such upstanding traits are not exclusively Christian, I do think there was a unique flavor to my upbringing that caused me to regard sex as sacred. People have always mocked me for the conservative way I approach sex in social situations. But out of my closest friends, I'm the only one that's had success in love so far, or not been jaded somehow due to heartache and hurt.
02/11/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
I was brought up catholic and am no longer practicing. It did not affect me before or now.
Ditto.
02/11/2011
Crash Crash
I was raised catholic and now I'm agnostic. It never really affected me.
02/11/2011
0oh 0oh
I was raised baptist and I'm now fully agnostic. It never effected me even before my conversion.
02/12/2011
SexyStuff SexyStuff
Quote:
Originally posted by KnK
Yeah, it gave me guilt problems up the ass. I've always felt guilty about finding other men and women attractive, wanting to have a threesome (or more), having a kink inclination, foreplay, liking anal.

Yeah, just about everything sexual ... More
That is my experience as well! Crazy how even when you can identify it, it is still hard to stop feeling it!
02/13/2011
SexyStuff SexyStuff
Quote:
Originally posted by Yoda
I've find that, while my Christian upbringing was conservative, I still value it immensely. My parents taught me to be loyal, caring, and generous to the person I marry. And while I'm aware that marriage is not for everyone, and that such ... More
That's how I feel too- that sex is sacred and special. I think my expectations were a little too high for the first few times, but but I'll probably teach my kids the same way.
02/13/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
The religion I was raised as is against sex before marriage. I say screw that!
I don't mark myself as any religion now - I do as I please and there's no guilt sexually.

I'm happy the way I am.
I believe in God but I don't have to belong to any religion to do so.
02/13/2011
tffnyandrs tffnyandrs
It only helped me feel ok about being intimate and lusting for my husband! I felt guilt until I understood that is was ok and that there is even a chapter in the Bible dedicated to sex (Song of Songs, I think!)
02/13/2011
Sparfitt08 Sparfitt08
Quote:
Originally posted by SexyStuff
Just curious how this has affected different people, I know it has influenced my own development.
I was raised Roman Catholic. I had all of the rules of the religion broken by age 15, so that went out the window. I just live life. I have beliefs, but I don't actually follow any specific religion.
02/14/2011
Eliza Eliza
If I wasn't raised Catholic, I'm sure my sex life would be completely different.
02/14/2011
Moein Moein
It is only effect on anal sex, just that.
02/14/2011
Sweet-Justice Sweet-Justice
Other.
When I was younger and still lived at home it was a big issue for me.
Once I turned 18 I moved out and also came out of the closet. I still consider myself to be very religious. Just open minded and non-discriminative.
02/14/2011
Eden C. Eden C.
My parents were part of a Hindu sect (the kind for white hippies) that encouraged sex, including casual and group sex. While it helped me by allowing me to grow up in a pro-LGBT atmosphere, it has provided me with the life-long mental image of my parents having hairy, unshaven sexy with a lot of people. D:
02/24/2011
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Unique posters: 16