Category Archives for Sex

You Want to Cut What off my Penis?

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Normally I write about women and religion, but this one is for you men. Up until quite recently, it was a common practice, at least in the United States, to remove part of the prepuce or foreskin of the penis in infant boys. It is now considered not only unjustifiable as a medical practice, but […]

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AIDS Epidemic in the South: Religion to Blame?

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A recent segment of the PBS NewsHour focused on the South as the “Epicenter of the AIDS Crisis in America.” In spite of life-saving drugs that are available to treat HIV and AIDS, hundreds are still dying in the city of Atlanta and Fulton County, Georgia, the focus of the report. A 2014 CDC analysis […]

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“You can’t be pregnant – I didn’t come.”

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His words hit me like a bolt of lightning. A thousand thoughts rushed into my head. “How could I not know this? He must think that I am a moron. Why didn’t I get a test instead of calling him?” I remember lowering my head and saying very softly into the phone, “Oh, I didn’t […]

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Virginity and Sex

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There are unlikely any two memes in Christianity that have done more to subordinate women than the issues of virginity and sexual desire. From the story of Eve’s bite of fruit in the Garden of Eden to the gospel stories of Jesus’ virgin birth, these two issues have been intertwined for 3,000 years to the […]

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