Friday, July 14, 2006

Sex in the Middle Ages

It’s no secret that many churches view sex and sexuality as a sin— but have you ever wondered how this came to be? During the reign of Pope Gregory IX back in the 13th Century he had the churches start to enforce that the only time a couple could even think of having sex was when they were trying to produce a child, and even then they had strict rules to follow:

“NO FONDLING. NO LEWD KISSES. NO ORAL SEX. NO STRANGE POSITIONS. DO ONLY ONCE. TRY NOT TO ENJOY IT. WASH AFTERWARDS.”

Though it may not be as extreme as this today, many people are still suffering from some forms of sexual suppression stemming from this strict, fear-based way of thinking about the human body and its natural needs. If you want help opening up to a healthier way of thinking about intimacy, my CD, “Healthy Sexuality,” may be able to help.
You can also read more about how they viewed sex by clicking here.
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