Oh, God!

As they say, there are two things you should never discuss at a porn blog: religion and politics. So, in the past, I’ve tentatively violated the prohibition against politics, so I might as well go ahead and break the rest of the rule!

Let me start by confessing that I’m a “non-believer.” Before I go on, I have to say that I don’t like that label, nor do I like defining myself as an “atheist.” It doesn’t sit well with me to identify myself by what I DON’T believe. In my own little mind I call myself a Mythisist. I know this term may have other specific meanings, but for me it nicely encapsulates what I DO believe – that all religions (ALL) are based on myths – flawed fictional stories written by humans in a effort to explain the elements of the universe that are (or were) difficult (or impossible) to comprehend. I don’t intend to insult anyone else’s beliefs with this position – if it brings one comfort to believe that Jesus, or Mohammed, or Vishnu, or Yoda, or Zeus, or Ra, or Odin, or Moroni, or Cthulu, or any of the host of other invisible divine entities humans have revered throughout the millennia use their magic powers to intervene in your life so that things go your way, then I’m happy for you. That’s not to say I won’t be silently judging you and downgrading my estimation of your overall capacity for rational thought, but I’m all for you believing whatever brings you comfort (unless you’re my doctor…I’m not going to put my own personal biology in the hands of someone who doesn’t accept evolution!).

And, for the sake of full disclosure, I’m a total hypocrite. Despite my heretical beliefs, I do (sporadically) attend a Protestant church. My husband and I mainly, I think, do this out of habit as we were both raised in church-going households (though not especially strict when it came to the rules – Thou shalt not leave dirty dishes in the sink overnight was by far a more important commandment for me growing up, for example, than coveting my neighbor’s wife). I do enjoy the social aspects attending our little church offers, and it helps that our friends and neighbors don’t have to wonder if we’re Satan-worshipping heathens. Community aside, I also like the idea of allowing our kids to be exposed to the church (mostly through Sunday school) so that they have enough of an understanding about Christianity to be able to make their own informed decisions about religion when they are of an age to care about such things.

Okay, so, for those of you who haven’t yet deleted my site from you favorites list and closed your browser in a righteous huff, I’m telling you this because I’m curious about the intersection of religion and erotic stories (if there is one). I’ve been playing around with religion a little in “Open Door Policy,” as many of you have surely noticed. I didn’t really set out to create Vera as a devout Catholic just to pull her down into the cesspit of incestuous sin that most of us love to wallow in. ODP has very much been a writing experiment for me – no planning, no outlining, no character sketches, or any of that. I sit down and write each chapter not really knowing what’s going to happen or where the story might be leading. It’s not my natural style, but it can be very exciting to discover what my characters are going to do as it happens on the page. The idea of Joanne being the corrupting force in her otherwise pious friend’s life has been very arousing and gratifying for me. And, based on some of the feedback, this is an exciting aspect of the story for many of you as well.

I say this all to bring me around to the point that I’m intrigued by the idea of doing more in mixing porn and religiosity. The theme of a staunchly religious person (I always picture this person being a woman) being drawn into a debaucherous sexual situation has endless potential. But, beyond that, most all of our taboos are rooted in religion, and so adding that extra dimension to the taboos of incest, multiple-partners, same sex relations, and so on only amps up the perversion in any given story line that involves the mixing and matching of the two (or three, or four).

For some reason, the thought of doing Christian Erotica has been nagging at me for several months now. In this case I’m not talking about the kind of story where the Christian characters are corrupted or violate the holy tenents of their beliefs, but where they are confronted by a sexual quandary that must be resolved in keeping with biblical teachings in order to maintain their marriage in a wholesome and dutiful manner. I don’t know if I could pull it off, but the challenge of writing a dirty story that truly devout people would read, and (hopefully) masturbate to, really fires up my nether bits. Yes, I suppose the idea of playing the corruptor has a huge appeal for this perv!

I’m also curious about other religions as well. I had someone write and ask if I could do a story about a pair of Mormon sisters going on a mission together and doing some experimenting with each other. The idea really appeals to me, but I don’t yet know enough about Mormonism to convincingly tackle something along these lines. Likewise, I’m always intrigued when I get an e-mail from an admitted Muslim who enjoys my stories. I know the stuff I write MUST be forbidden within Islam, and so I love to find out how they justify reading my smut (and presumably beating off their no-no pole in the process). I don’t know if there’s much to exploit when it comes to Jewish, Hindu, or Buddhist circles, but I’m more than willing to learn!

Anyway, I don’t know where any of this might lead me, if anywhere, but I thought I’d throw it out there and see if any of you have an opinion on all of this. Would you prefer to keep religion out of your porn, or does the idea of a religious person giving in to temptation and discovering the joys of transgressive sex hold a special appeal for you? Is my notion of writing wholesome bible porn a hare-brained concept or a viable consideration? Should I risk death by jihad and write about what really goes on behind the curtains in the Sultan’s harem? (If I remember correctly, I think there was some pretty racy stuff along these lines in the original “1001 Nights.” When the Sultan is away, the harem will play.) Or, do you have any other random thoughts related to socially critical magisteria of religion and porn?

I promise to give you absolution after you confess your dirty, dirty sins to me…

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32 thoughts on “Oh, God!

  1. @Jim: Thanks so much for sharing your experiences with me/us. I can’t begin to imagine the humiliation of being chastised for your unsuccessful efforts to “innocently” explore the mysteries of sex with your sister. I’m not Catholic, but I did gain a sense of the power that the threat of damnation and the promise of salvation had when I read James Joyce’s “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.” To be thoroughly convinced that you’re going to Hell, only to then be granted absolution must be one of the most exhilarating feelings one can experience (albeit one that was intentionally manufactured by the architects of the religion in the first place). So sad that a non-believer like myself can’t experience that kind of spiritual exultation (or is it?). I can’t imagine how my younger self would have dealt with all the filthy thoughts and “self-abuse” I committed when it came time for confession – although, knowing what I know now, I suppose there would have been decent odds that the priest would have been on the other side of the screen beating off each week to my litany of nasty, girlish sins.

  2. Interesting topic. I can see getting excited about various situations, not sure which ones would be turn-on’s though. I grew up catholic, 13 years of Catholic school. I’m oldest of a large family and found masturbation at age 10, and has stayed with it for many years! Several of those years with guilt of “self abuse”. Early on I tried to have sex with one of my sisters (experimentation) and was reprimanded and felt severe shame… The common cycle of wacking off and confession weekly was terrifying and also confusing, and I suspect somewhat damaging, sex was a bad thing and it felt Sooo good! Plenty of abuse in the Priest side… And to think that we were to believe they were not sexual! Any way keep up the “preversion” and keep writing, you are good at it.

  3. This is a March reply to your January, 2018 thoughts on involving religion.

    My first thought is to warn you away from that. While religion and sex, in theory, should be compatible for discussion and for writing, the early 2000s have a lot of religious tension. Internationally, you could trigger some serious repercussions. Because Islam is now trying to recover its place as one of the principal mono-theist religions, it contains a lot of fundamentalist anger against Christians and Jews, both of whom have disparaged it. Thus, some fundamentalist Moslem might take it as a mission from God to remove you from the table. If you operated only in America, you MIGHT get away with it. I’ve seen a few (very few) religious erotic stories dealing with religious persons/families. But, even in this society, religious harshness abounds.

    If you do go forward with it, you might be safest if the story (a) was about individuals who were religious and (b) the storyline was about clearly appreciative (non-forced, no animals, no violence, no anti-religious elements, etc.) and positive. e.g. two protestant female ministers, two nuns, ministerial couples, priest quitting because of falling in love with a delectable and intelligent lass, a sect that approves of spousal sharing, and the like. You can also get ideas from your fans.

    In any case, good luck. We all miss you a lot. Stay anonymous.

    Lance

  4. Just like incest, religion and sex should not mix. Of course, should not and do not are not the same. The more forbidden the rule, the more delightful it is to consider the possibility. I have no doubt that your composition will be a true work of art.

  5. Hi Rachael, I have been away for sometime, due to some issues that I had to resolve. They are mostly behind me now. I would encourage you to write about sex and religion. The Catholic Church is ready for some satire and exposure. I was brought up Catholic and went to a Catholic grade school in the 50′s and HS in the early 60′s. My parents were not that religious, but figured that a Catholic school would make me a better person. I remember that we had to go to mass every school day and then of course on Sunday. I was also an Alter boy, which gave us an elevated status with the priests and nuns. It also gave us an opportunity to sip some wine from the priests alter wine when no one was around. A few other things stand out in my Catholic education. Going to confession was mandatory every week and the nuns made us go during the school day. We were taught that masturbation (they called it ‘self abuse’)was evil. But, after confessing to self abuse, and saying a few Our Fathers & Hail Marys as penance, we were good until the following week. I will say that I was a sinner and had to confess the same thing every week. I actually think the priests loved to hear about all of our short cummings. Another thing that stands out, is that whenever there was a ruckus going on in the boys room, the nuns had no problem barging in unannounced to see what was going on. It seemed to happen more than really needed. I clearly remember standing peeing in a urinal with a nun walking around in there to keep order. Well enough about that stuff….I look forward to reading your stories about sex and religion…..and whatever else you write about.

  6. I find the notion of religion and porn very interesting. It amazes me that anyone could deny themselves at least the pleasure of self love. I recently looked up some Nun porn and wondered how many of them do give in to temptation , especially with each other. Also had the thought of how many girls I’ve known who attend Catholic school and…. if there parents only knew how they really were away from home and school.

  7. I appreciate that you “came out” atheist. Its a struggle for me personally being in a very religious family. So keep it up! I love the aspects of people struggling with sexuality and religion because it ultimately brings to light how much of who we are is being stifled and restrained to ridiculous ideas.

    Someone once said, “People deserve respect, ideas don’t”

  8. One of the best fucks I ever had was in the robing room of the Methodist church,, the organ music really added to it and the choir songs helped hide the squealing

  9. I think religion and sex is a tough mixture. If you use a religion other than my own, it may not be that interesting to me. If you did a story in my religion and said some offensive to my religion, it would be a big turn off. Likewise, if you say something that is not true about the teligion, even if it is not offensive, it could also distract me and loose it’s stimulation ability. I just think it could be a tough subject unless you stick with a religion you know well.

  10. I’d be extremely happy to read whatever you come up with!

    When it comes to religion and sex, I have more questions than answers. Just how does a priest end up having sex with a female parishioner he’s counseling? I mean: who puts the moves on who? What kind of conversation do they have, that leads up to this?

    “Sexualized Nuns” is a theme that comes up now and again. Doesn’t do much for me personally, but maybe I’ve just never encountered the proper treatment. Hmmm … there’s a graphic novel I read where an entire convent was corrupted because the Devil snuck in via a secret door. I wish I could remember the name – I believe it had a certain notoriety to it back when it was published.

  11. It’s all good because it’s all fantasy, not reality. I would love to fuck my step daughter, but that’s not happening…so I have you to allow me release these demons. Thanks

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