Archive for August, 2013

Erosophia Podcast #14: Interview with Dr. Darrel Ray on How Religion Distorts Sexuality

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In this episode of the Erosophia Podcast, Jason, William, and Joia, interview Dr. Darrel Ray on religion and sexuality.

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Tonight’s Topic: Interview with Dr. Darrel Ray on How Religion Distorts Sexuality

We discussed all things related sex and religion on the show and Dr. Ray answered all of our questions and gave us some great advice for how to have real conversations with people about religion and sexuality.

It was a fantastic interview and I want to heartily thank Dr. Ray for coming on the show!

Links from the show:

The Secular Therapist Project

Recovering from Religion

Dr. Marty Klein: “Why ‘Sex Addiction’ Is Not a Useful Diagnosis – And Why it Matters.”

Darrel Ray: The Shame of it All: Why Do We Act Like Christians? (Video)

The God Virus: How religion infects our lives and culture by Dr. Darrel Ray

Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality by Dr. Darrel Ray

IPC Press – Link to the Sex and Secularism survey data.

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Extraneous: Eros and Ethos Introduction

by Jason Stotts

This is one of the early introductions I wrote for my book (that’s almost done!) Eros and Ethos that I’ve decided not to use.  I thought it was too good to just go to waste, so here it is for your reading pleasure:

Continue reading ‘Extraneous: Eros and Ethos Introduction’

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Question: Necessity of Sex-Separated Bathrooms?

by Jason Stotts

Someone recently asked me the following question and I’d like to get your comments on it:

Would an Objectivist society have separate restrooms for men and women?

This is not a political question. Rather, it’s a question about whether a society where their view on sex and the human body is radically different than our society’s religious dominated view which would result in differences in our sense of privacy.

I think it’s a great question!  If we weren’t ashamed of our bodies, would we sex-segregate bathrooms?  It would certainly make for more bathrooms, reduce lines in women’s bathrooms, and completely end the issue of which bathrooms transpeople should use.  On the other hand, I wonder if there wouldn’t be bad consequences if we did it in our society today, like men looking under stalls, masturbating in the bathrooms to other people, or a potential for sexual violence.

What do you think? Sound off in the comments!

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Announcement: Erosophia Podcast Special Guest

by Jason Stotts

I am very pleased and excited to announce that tomorrow The Erosophia Podcast will be interviewing Dr. Darrel Ray on sex and religion!  Last year Dr. Ray released the very good book Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality, which I recommend for anyone who wants to understand the true, and terrible, effects that religion has on sexuality.

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Book description:

Why are all the major religions consumed with sex? What makes sex so important, whether Buddhism or Islam, Christianity or Mormonism? What is the impact of religion on human sexuality? This book explores this and more. It ventures into territory that has never been examined. You will be surprised at how much religion has influenced your sexuality, who you marry, the pleasure you get or don’t get from sex, and what you can do about it.

If you have any questions for Dr. Ray, please email them to me at Jason(at)JasonStotts.com

Dr. Ray also heads the very useful and much need organization Recovering from Religion, where they help people to re-establish their lives away from religion and to find meaning in the real world.

I’m very excited about this interview and I hope that you will enjoy it as much when it’s released!

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Erosophia Podcast #13: Erotica and Pornography

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In this episode of the Erosophia Podcast, Jason, William, and Joia, argue about erotica and pornography.

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6. Russia arresting those who promote “Non-traditional sex relations”

Books: Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why

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Questions

Hey Jason,

How do you know when you’re ready to get married?

Cheers, thanks for putting out the writing you do, and answering my previous question.

-B.

Sex Tips

Kinky doesn’t mean immoral or bad.

Homework: Think about what you’ve done that’s kinky.  Did you enjoy it?  Would you do it again?

Tonight’s Topic: Erotica & Pornography

The topic of pornography is more complicated than you might think and even trying to pin down what exactly porn is and whether it has a connection to art, is hard.

There’s no summary this time, because we haven’t come to an agreement yet.

Joia’s Pictures

From Joia:

Here’s the link to Carnalus’s erotic photography blog, Penetration of Light, which I mentioned on the podcast: http://light-penetration.blogspot.com (NSFW)

You can find another example of my modeling here: http://light-penetration.blogspot.com/2011/09/bend.html?m=1 (NSFW)

A particular favorite of mine is a self- portrait he did that inspired me to write a kind of poetic essay in response, one of the best pieces of writing I think I’ve ever done (I posted it in the Comments) — it turned me on, so I guess that makes it pornographic writing by some definition! http://light-penetration.blogspot.com/2012/10/out-of-darkness.html?m=1 (NSFW)

Joia 1 (NSFW)

Joia 2 (NSFW)

Joia 3 (NSFW)

Thanks to Carnalus Vidal for his permission to repost the pictures.  More of his work can be found at Penetration of Light (NSFW).  Also thanks to Joia for sharing them with us.

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