Je Suis Charlie

January 8, 2015

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By now you have to be living under a rock not to have heard of the murders of writers and cartoonists in Paris this week.  The whole thing is just so sad on so many levels.  Sexual futurists send their thoughts and best to the survivors and the families involved.  The murders are a tragic reminder of how threatening words and conversations can be to people who have run out of ideas. In honor of Charlie Hebdo the following Help Wanted goes out: Cartoonists, wanted for satirical takes on human sexuality across the spectrum of the human experience including religion, politics, business, family and so on.  Please contact us.  Let's change this world.

Breaking News: Sexual Thoughts are EVIL

January 6, 2015

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Direct from both the sexual part of the brain and (way over on the other side of the brain in a roped off area) the religious part.  From Faith Forum's discussion of the question "Should men, women sit together?" While many of us are used to attending mixed-gender religious services where men and women sit together, many religions/denominations separate men and women.... Chabad.org of Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish movement says: “One obvious benefit of separate seating in a synagogue is that it helps ensure that the main focus is on the prayers and not on the opposite gender ...during prayers we shouldn’t be trying to impress anyone other than G-d  ...Men and women need space from each other to help them become attuned to their higher selves.” Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States, a Christian denomination, says on its website: “Separation of sexes in the Church was a universal Christian custom until the Protestant Reformation ....  ...In early Christian writings, the separation of sexes was also seen as a safeguard against temptation....” So much for the Christian and Jewish wings of the Abrahamic faiths.  From the leader of my area's Muslim community came this observation: In Islam, mixing between...

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Sex…Funny Thing About That

December 29, 2014

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Funny thing about sexuality--it can be very funny.  You may have realized this in your house of worship--those guys understand the need to cut up about things that are awkward to discuss.  Or perhaps you experienced sexual humor in a sex education class in school--easier to learn when we can all relax.  Or in your family conversations that involved Aunt Edna (a former missionary), Grandpa Lester (fresh out of a 20-year prison stretch) or after the sour look Mom gave Dad when some familial black sheep pipped up with a lighthearted "Ever hear the one about the preacher (or rabbi or imam) who fell in the tub and landed on his...?"  None of these?  Well, sexual humor often gets low marks for social impropriety. Yet sexual play and sexual humor remain one of our most important sexual needs.  Humor helps us to not take ourselves so seriously that we can't see things in perspective.  Humor helps let the air out of our pomposity.  Humor helps us to realize we will always be sexual beings and thus, sexual humor helps ground our lofty (and disconnected) spiritual thoughts in the reality of our biology which cannot be escaped and, after all, who...

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