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The Handbook: Soaking in a Bubble Bath.

We’ve talked here about the “Christian bubble.” The Christian bubble is an insular world with its own customs, language, in-jokes, references, worldview, attitudes, and social customs–a world that only very minimally touches upon the real world that non-Christians inhabit. Today I want to devote more time to the idea. Continue reading

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How the Purity Myth Destroys Lives.

(Content Note: Discussion of sex and pornography, and also some NSFW links.) We’ve talked about the Purity Myth off and on here, and even knowing what I know about it I still get completely blindsided sometimes by the dramatic examples … Continue reading

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Silence, Happiness, and Enthusiastic Consent.

There’s been a whole lot of talk lately about this new idea called “enthusiastic consent.” I wanted to talk about it today and why that idea is such a game-changer not only in the arena of sexuality but also in … Continue reading

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Oh Noes! A Baptism Drought!

Whenever I talk about Christianity’s drop in numbers, inevitably there’s going to be some fundagelical Christian somewhere who is absolutely convinced that actually no, their religion is doing awesome, it’s just bangerz numbers, and any day now they’ll have the … Continue reading

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Dividing to Conquer.

Welcome back. We’ve talked here before about Doug Phillips, uber-patriarch and onetime leader of the now-somewhat-defunct Vision Forum (I wonder if Kirk Cameron still associates with them?); onetime rock-star of the homeschooling movement and mentor to countless right-wing slavering-at-the-mouth fundies … Continue reading

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Why Christians Need to Stop Acting like Polyamory is Bestiality Lite.

Today we are going to talk about one of the many, many consensual expressions of sexuality to be found among humans: polyamory, which is the practice of or interest in maintaining several sexual/romantic relationships concurrently. And we are going to … Continue reading

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Self-Love is Love Too.

To wrap up Love Week, I want to talk about some of the biggest taboos in Christianity: porn consumption and masturbation. I did not masturbate as a Christian. I can’t even claim it was because I was such a true-blue … Continue reading

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