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Holy Sex Toys, Batman

Get ready for (at least as far as I know) the world’s first ‘Christian’ sex toy store.  Following is part of a story from The Daily Beast.  Note:  If the mention of sex toys makes you nervous, uncomfortable, or just cringe slightly, you may want to stop now and head over to my post about this guy.

From the Daily Beast:

Joyce’s sex life can be divided into two acts: before and after the Turbo 8 Accelerator.

The evangelical Christian from California’s central valley had never had an orgasm alone nor with her husband of 25 years. “I didn’t know I wasn’t having one,” the 59-year-old mother of two told The Daily Beast. Yet after chatting with some church girlfriends, she learned what she was missing. “’All that happens to you?’” she asked. “They looked at me like I was crazy.”

Joyce, who requested that we use only her first name, and her equally devout spouse never would have found the bullet-shaped vibrator or the array of “marital aids” they’ve ordered since, if it wasn’t for the Christian sex toy website Book 22—introduced to her by a friend after their chat. “I’m a Christian, but this is awesome,” she said. “It was like being newlyweds again.”

Sex and religion have long been perceived to be at odds, with carnal pleasures representing sin more than saintliness. Yet in recent years, a handful of savvy Christian, Jewish and Muslim entrepreneurs have embraced the notion that the two can coexist in a way that jibes with doctrine—and even glorifies traditional values by strengthening marriages.

Enter the religious sex-toy industry, which carefully markets and sells a range of sexual-pleasure products to the faithful. With the voice and disposition of a summer-camp director, Joy Wilson founded Book 22 a decade ago, when she had trouble “getting her body to respond” to her husband after their second child, and her online search for remedies yielded scandalous imagery that offended more than it helped. The pioneering site, named after the Biblical book also known as the Song of Solomon, now faces growing competition from rival vendors including Hooking Up Holy, Intimacy of Eden, and Covenant Spice.

And the industry grew exponentially this fall with the launch of the Orthodox Jewish shop Kosher Sex Toys, and last year with the Muslim vendor El Asira. The sites even enjoy the support of many community leaders. “Religious people do it like everybody else,” said David Ribner, a rabbi and sex therapist based in Israel, who works as a consultant for Kosher Sex Toys. “Why shouldn’t they have access to toys that make their lives more satisfying?”

To be clear, the “religious people” targeted are married, heterosexual religious people; pious sex-toy vendors market their products exclusively to these couples. Unlucky in love and looking for some solitary fun after morning prayers? Look elsewhere.

You can read more here.

Hate to ask your opinion… but do you have one on this?

 

 



18 Responses to “ “Holy Sex Toys, Batman”

  1. Matt Steen says:

    I hear toddrhoades.xxx is available.

  2. jason says:

    Anything used to bring pleasure to yourself is a form of homosexuality.

    • Peter says:

      Does that include eating chocolate?

      • Q. says:

        …or listening to music, or watching tv, eating ice cream, talking with your family, petting your dog, buying a gift for someone because you take great pleasure at the thought of them opening it and being helped by it…etc…

    • Will Adair says:

      I can’t tell if this is clever sarcasm or fundamentalism.

      • Jason says:

        Really people. You know exactly what i am talking about. Pleasuring yourself sexually. How is this biblical or holy? You guys are quickly to jump to something that you find pleasure in that the world has created for you to enjoy. Oh it feels good, etc. So does jumping out of an airplane, but you you don’t have a parachute then the end will not result in pleasure. Our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Are you having a spiritual experience when you pleasure yourself with toys or without them, etc? NO! The word homo means same as you well know.

        • Will Adair says:

          Jason,

          Actually I wasn’t sure if it was clever sarcasm or logically fallacious fundamentalism. You have thoroughly cleared that up.

          You need to work through your confusion with homosexuality with monosexuality. Shalom.

          • jason says:

            I know the difference. My issue and reason for the statement is the blantant oversight of the need for something to add to what God created as good from the beginning. Why is anything else needed. Sex becomes a god, instead a moment of spiritual experience with your spouse. What can we do to make our God happy, and whatever it takes to achieve that.

  3. Ty says:

    With extreme caution I would say this is ok. On a serious note I would say that if Joyce’s vibrator to her causes her to fanta(size) that her vibrator is another man then she’s got problems. No pun intended of intercourse, I mean course, wait a second, I mean…

  4. Allen says:

    Seriously Jason? That’s totally stretching it.
    Way to be daring Todd. I believe Christians should be having the best sex in the world. It’s sad that the Christian community was taught to be so prudish about one of the greatest gifts God has given to a married couple. You just have to read the Song of Songs in the Hebrew and you can’t miss the explicit innuendo about intimate relations between a man and a woman.

    • Peter says:

      That is ONE DIRTY BOOK!

    • jason says:

      God created a partner for that partner to “please” the other. Look back at Adam and see that. Satan has created toys or whatever you want to call them to take the place of what God created sacred. I love sex don’t get me wrong and truely desire for it to be the best possible. Just like a lot of things in our sinful life we replace things that God has the power to make better in our lives. Find pleasure in each other not in something that takes the place of the other.

  5. David says:

    The homosexuality is similar to the Driscoll’s comment. Funny – mark is fairly open minded when it comes to husband/wife ‘techniques’.
    But Yes. that is stretching it. You’ll go blind ya’ know.

    The store isn’t going to be for everyone, but I see the benefit.

  6. T says:

    I love my wife, and I love being “intimate” with her. I crave it. I also think that there is a need for things that improve intimacy between a husband and wife (who are married to each other, should I clarify).

    But at some point I wonder if in the middle of this Christian sex-ed with pastors being Dr Ruth wannabe’s, that we’ve swung to the other side of the pendulum from “don’t talk about it, pretend you don’t do it” to making sex an idol?

  7. T says:

    Note to self… openID tells everyone who you are when you put your email address in… ‘DOH!

    Good thing I didn’t say anything too revealing.
    Nothing to hide here, folks, nothing to hide… now.

  8. Scott says:

    Truth is stranger than fiction……and church truth is even stranger!

  9. Barber Gordon says:

    Came here looking for Batman sex toys. Sorely disappointed….

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