The other day, we were debating what constitutes “sin”, “immorality” as regards “sexual” matters.
Clearly, many humans do behind closed doors, what they would never admit to, publicly. But, they still do so.
For example, lots of people masturbate while growing up (and still do, afterwards, married or not). They may not admit it, but that’s besides the point. Some school of thought believe that all humans masturbate
(or once did)!
This brings to mind the uproar generated by a well known Evangelist opining that masturbation is not a sin.
Couples cross maturbate It is known that some couples watch pornography together to enhance their sexual life. Even sex therapists and Pastors prescribe this sometimes to alleviate libidinous dysfunctions. Again, people may not be exactly willing to admit all these.
The fact that the Porn Industry is a huge business worldwide is enough indication that humans seem fascinated by nudity and other such accoutrement. After all, the.porn industry is not patronised by spirits, but by human beings!
What logical explanation can be adduced for the huge popularity of the novel “Fifty Shades of Gray” and the hysterical scramble to watch the film, when it was released?
All these facts make one wonder about the prudishness regarding certain natural urges and sex acts, and the glee with which Preachers flog the congregation about the sins of sexual “perversions”, and how they would “make front row in Hell”.
It also makes one wonder what constitutes “sin”, immorality, or “perversion”, and plain hypocrisy.
If a practice is so commonplace, could it be wrong, a sin, or immoral?
Paraphilliac acts like fellatio, cunnilingus, voyeurism, etc are quite common. Are they wrong? It is noteworthy that a Pastor recently pronounced all couples engaging in sexual intercourse, using a
position other than “missionary” as worthy candidates of hell!
What happened to variety being the spice of life?
Can one say that any (sexual) act between two consenting adults (even same sex!), that does not affect any other person negatively is okay?
Religionist would of course kick against most of these.
What’s your own take?