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Sex for "mere pleasure"? Shame on you! -- 15 sexual hang-ups we can blame on the Catholic Church

The Catholic Church is obsessed with sex. Even if you're secular you're not immune from its noxious ideas


Valerie Tarico
January 25, 2016 4:30AM (UTC)

I thank God I was raised Catholic, so sex will always be dirty. ~John Waters

The Catholic Church is obsessed with sex: who does it, when, how, with whom, and for what purpose. In fact, I might argue that one of the most fundamental ways the Church hooks people is by creating deep psychological hang-ups about sex, for which it then claims to offer a solution.

Sexual intimacy and sexual pleasure are two of humanity’s most cherished experiences. A recent study showed that sex makes people even happier than Jesus does. The Church knows that. It also knows that forbidding something we crave—making it taboo—can make the craving even stronger. It’s the perfect setup for an institution trafficking in guil...

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