“To hear many religious people talk, one would think God created the torso, head, legs and arms, but the devil slapped on the genitals.” ~ Don Schrader

Via on Feb 9, 2011

Sex is Exciting! Sex is bad.

Often, on elephant, I and we post sexy stuff. Almost as often, I and we are condemned for doing so. But isn’t sex…sexy? Can’t it be talked about in a respectful, fun, uplifting or educational manner?

What’s wrong with sex? What’s wrong with talking about sex? Is our hatred of it really about condemning crass objectification (whenever we post a sexy man blog, we get dozens of comments reveling in the hunk’s…attributes…).

Are we, in 2010 2011 in America, still so uptight, beset by a centuries’ long puritanical hangover that sex can’t just be wholesome, ordinary, sexy without being exciting or, flip the coin, degrading?

From the department of just wondering, ’cause we’re going to be writing and talking about sex and love and relationships for a long time and sincerely want to get this right so it’s not exploitative and is of real benefit. And, fun.

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One Response to ““To hear many religious people talk, one would think God created the torso, head, legs and arms, but the devil slapped on the genitals.” ~ Don Schrader”

  1. Justin says:

    "Are we, in 2010 in America, still so uptight"
    Are we, Americans, actually in 2011?

    I can only speak from an LDS point-of-view [that is my religious background] — but while many Mormons [and Christians in general] are prudes, there is recognition among others that body modesty is no principle of the gospel.

    [See here -- http://ldsanarchy.wordpress.com/2010/09/10/body-m

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