Do you think the Bible presents a positive view or negative view about sex?

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Do you think the Bible presents a positive view or negative view about sex?

Passionate Pastor Passionate Pastor
In your opinion is the Bible's message about sex mainly positive about sex or negative about sex? In the comment section give reasons for your answers.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
The Bible gives a positive view on sex
34  (18%)
The Bible gives a negative view on sex
124  (65%)
Other
32  (17%)
Total votes: 190
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10/23/2011
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Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
The Bible is a bunch of books written by a bunch of different men. It's so erroneous to say that there's a single bias on any subject.
10/23/2011
SexyTabby SexyTabby
People tend to pull from the Bible what they wish to pull from it and the rest is simply ignored. Everyone just as easily has different opinions of anything to do with sex. Many of these opinions are directly based on religious beliefs.

The problem with society blindly following these religious beliefs is that those who so masterfully come up with religious beliefs for any given religion are human beings who are influenced by their own goals and what they pulled from the Bible to support their own theories.

So...relevance is optional but all in all I do not believe the Bible paints a negative view about sex. The people who interpert may.

Our hope is that people open their minds beyond what any particular group may think to see the reality that they themselves wish to belive in.
10/23/2011
UnknownGirl UnknownGirl
I guess it depends on your beliefs.
10/23/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
I believe that the Bible gives a positive view on sex if you read Song of Solomon. Then again, I also believe that the Bible is the Inspired Word of God that was written by many men as the Holy Spirit led them and that it is in agreement with itself even if it doesn't seem that way.

BUT - I don't want to get into theological discussions on this forum - I just want to enjoy it!
10/23/2011
Avant-garde Avant-garde
I think religion gives people a negative perspective on sex. I don't want to give my answers because I don't wish to offend anyone.
10/23/2011
null null
I think that the Bible has a positive view on sex, however I think most, not all, American Christians show a negative view on sex, using bits of the Bible as evidence. I would like to note that I was raised Pentecostal in the south. I was taught that sex is bad, no matter the circumstances.
It all depends on how you read it and interpret it.
10/23/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
If you are heteronormative and into a linear gender system with a clear definition of how a "male" should act (lawgiver and leader) and how a "female" should act (babymaker and faithful), it is quite positive.
10/24/2011
Peggi Peggi
Well, I suppose first of all it depends on the religion and which version of the bible you are reading. My bible that I follow specifically encourages sexuality and exploration and safe sex. The Christian bible from what I've heard can either say that it is a sin or that it can be forgiven. Catholic bible from what I'm told and what I recall is against it in all versions.

But it all varies from church to church, too.

Also take into account those who translated the bible in general for most mainstream religions.
10/24/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Passionate Pastor
In your opinion is the Bible's message about sex mainly positive about sex or negative about sex? In the comment section give reasons for your answers.
For the most part, it says "get married" and then you can do with as you please. I am not sure there is a lot negative about sex between married people at all in there.
10/24/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
the bible, especially in the Old Testament, condones the rape of several women, ie Lot's daughter. so no, I think it's pretty negative. Objectifying other women is pretty common too. The marriage thing is nice, but for those who have sex outside of marriage, it offers a bleak future.
10/24/2011
Liz2 Liz2
Part.s of the Bible sound very erotic to me. For the most part, those folks enjoyed sex. I think now, too much of the Bible is quoted out of context.
10/24/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Although I'm a regular church goer - I don't see the bible as a guide to nutrition or sex. Some of the concepts in the bible make sense for the time they were written - but don't translate very well to today.

But when it comes to other aspects of human interaction and relationships, some of the concepts seem timeless - that's why I continue to have interest in what can be learned from the bible.
10/24/2011
True Pleasures True Pleasures
You know, there actually are sites for Christian nymphos that focus on sexual health, relationships, and advice on issues that some feel may be conflicting with their religious beliefs. It's totally porn-free, and sex toys are A-OK.
10/24/2011
Hibangel Hibangel
Depends on who's banging the Bible as to what they preach that it teaches. Interpretation is key.
10/26/2011
RonLee RonLee
Both positive and negative.
10/27/2011
Passionate Pastor Passionate Pastor
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. Spice
the bible, especially in the Old Testament, condones the rape of several women, ie Lot's daughter. so no, I think it's pretty negative. Objectifying other women is pretty common too. The marriage thing is nice, but for those who have sex ...
The Bible never condones Lot's offering up his daughters to the mob to be raped, it simply records that is what he did. The Old Testament actually strongly condemns rape.
10/27/2011
mpfm mpfm
I think the Bible is positive about sex, but churches in general talk about the negatives.
11/02/2011
Missmarc Missmarc
I don't read the Bible. I have very different experience and views about spirituality.
12/04/2011
Kendrir Kendrir
I find that it has a very positive view within the parameters it sets for sexual union. Those parameters are more often than not what people will take issue with, but within the context of the marriage bed, the Bible is quite sex-positive I believe. And I concur with mpfm.
12/05/2011
DiscretionAdvised DiscretionAdvised
Quote:
Originally posted by Passionate Pastor
In your opinion is the Bible's message about sex mainly positive about sex or negative about sex? In the comment section give reasons for your answers.
The Bible is very upfront about sex being a necessary part of marriage between a man and woman. If you don't believe me, read Song of Solomon which is essentially ancient erotica.

In Paul's letters, he explicitly states that married couples should always seek to satisfy each others sexual needs.

For those keeping score, that would be:

Sex between a married man and woman - ridiculously positive

Any other sexual unions - utterly negative
12/06/2011
Vanille Vanille
Bible says I shouldn't be with another woman. Can we say negative?

I'm non-religious as a whole and don't care what people practice as long as they don't shove it down my throat and/or condemn me for being a lesbian.
12/08/2011
kuranta kuranta
I'm extremely non-religious and, to some extent, anti-religion, but I think it's definitely a mix. The Bible is really not very consistent.
12/08/2011
HannahPanda HannahPanda
Definitely negative but it's inconsistent, like Kuranta said.
12/08/2011
oldman oldman
Like any book, there are positive and negative things about sex in the Bible. The Bible takes a negative stand on male masturbation and male homosexuality but ignores female masturbation and hints that female homosexuality is an OK act. Also, there are so many plural love stories in the Bible--look at one of our first "heros", Abraham. His wife, Sarah, was unable to conceive so she gave her handmaiden, Hagar, to Abraham and together they had a child. Then, when Sarah was 97 (yes, 97) she became pregnant with Abraham's child. It had its ups and downs because Sarah became jealous of Hagar's son and talked Abraham into sending him away. There are so many sexual unions in and out of marriage that I think you can spin it to say it takes a positive look, overall, on sex.
12/11/2011
pixxie87 pixxie87
but without sex we wouldnt be here...
12/12/2011
GONE! GONE!
Based off the behavior of my friends who believe in it? A horrible view.
12/12/2011
Tripod95 Tripod95
Quote:
Originally posted by Passionate Pastor
In your opinion is the Bible's message about sex mainly positive about sex or negative about sex? In the comment section give reasons for your answers.
The bible has an intensely negative view of sex. It always derides begatting.
12/12/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
It has both positive and negative aspects to it depending what you're reading and what you interpret.
12/12/2011
Do-Re-Mi Do-Re-Mi
Quote:
Originally posted by DiscretionAdvised
The Bible is very upfront about sex being a necessary part of marriage between a man and woman. If you don't believe me, read Song of Solomon which is essentially ancient erotica.

In Paul's letters, he explicitly states that married ...
Actually Song of Solomon is not about a married couple. The couple in that book is a teenage couple who is not married. While the book is erotic it's more about having a love so strong that nothing can separate those two people. It's actually kind of beautiful.
12/12/2011
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