pagans and sex  

rm_connor696 62M
944 posts
7/25/2005 8:54 am

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pagans and sex

People have been linking religion to sex since--well, pretty much from the get-go. After all, most religions have a creation myth, and it's difficult to avoid some echoes of sex there. But there's far more to it that that, especially with respect to the connection produced by erotic activity and the ecstacy of orgasm, so that even religions that are fairly negative about sex produce figures and ideas that make the link. Consider St. Teresa of Avila, who had a vision of an angel repeatedly plunging a spear into her breast until her mind exploded in union with the divine. I mean, damn, girl, that's hot stuff!

But these days all the monotheistic religions get all dour and moralistic when it comes to sex. Pagans, on the other hand, seem to be as randy as rabbits. And a big part of that, I suspect, has to do with the direction of the religious sentiment in play. The Abrahamic tradition imposes itself from the top down, as it were. This is how things are--a description of reality--and you must conform. Pagans approach religion quire differently, it seems to me (full disclosure: I am not a pagan). They use it to express an inner sense, almost as artists do. In fact, that's exactly how I'd put it: the monotheists try to be scientists, whereas the pagans seek to be artists. And that search for expression and creativity, I believe, lends itself to the kind of playfulness that may well be the sine qua non of sex play.

I'd love to hear any thoughts on this, especially from practicing pagans (or monotheists, for that matter).

zoomzoomsluvtoy 53F

7/25/2005 11:55 am

Merry Meet

I am a witch, and have been for a very long time. Yes we revere sex as a beautiful necessity.

It is not dirty or to be had only in the confines of a socially acceptable marriage.

If people truely looked at the spiritual awakenings that happen when two are joined physically, they would understand so much more about themselves, others and the universe.

To sum it up: the withches rede simply states:

Do no harm, Do what ye will.

Blessed Be

Goldenhairgodess 64F
396 posts
7/29/2005 9:41 am

People in the know, know that the Bible has plenty of discriptions of sexual encounters. For example, One of King David's sons his half sister. Those insidences are not the subject of sermons however. So everyone assumes that there is no information beyond the Garden of Eden. Take another look using a Bible with a Concordance and/or Subject Guide. My favorite (though sex was not the result) was when Naomi, following Ruth's instructions, went to sleep at Boaz's feet. See in the Old Testement Ruth:13 1-18.

moonlightphoenix 46F
6508 posts
3/24/2008 8:22 pm

I concieved my youngest daughter at a Sumarian rite of the Spring Equinox (May Day type thing). I was not Sumarian, my husband considered himself Wiccan (which meant he read a lot of books...pardon my eye rolling), and I am more metaphysical than anything.

I've always had an incredibly high sex drive and was never raised to consider sex dirty or immoral.

I don't understand this human neccessity to put yourself into a box of another's making and close down essential, joyous parts of your life.

I never will.

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