Sexuality and Christian spirituality have had a rocky relationship: from the Apostle PaulÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s reluctant admission of marriage as a way to handle those who unfortunately Ã¢â‚¬Å“burn with passionÃ¢â‚¬Â (1Cor 7) to medieval asceticismÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sexual renunciation to the contemporary puritanical disdain for sensuality, it seems like Christian spirituality and sex just donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mix. But for the…continue reading.
Last month in Canada, Dr. Carolyn Bennett, a Liberal Minister of Parliament, sent a letter to the Conservative Federal Minister of Health, Leona Aglukkaq, expressing concern about the sex toy industry and asking the government to take action in regulating sex toys. The letter, which you can read in its entirety here, read, in part:…continue reading.
The word sensual falls from lips like a silk slip slides down a body to the floor. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think Ã¢â‚¬Å“sexÃ¢â‚¬Â conjures as much pleasure as Ã¢â‚¬Å“sensual.Ã¢â‚¬Â Sex doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to be sensual. But sensual can be anything it likes. senÃ¢â‚¬Â¢suÃ¢â‚¬Â¢al: adj. : relating to or consisting in the gratification of the senses or the…continue reading.
Imagine a fire breaks out in your apartment. You need to put it out immediately, so what do you do? You throw a bucket of butane on it. That’s what the anti-prostitution loyalty oath (APLO), which forms a part of the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act of 2003 (or, the Leadership…continue reading.