Post published by Wildwidler'swallet

I want Both sides here People, but does anyone have an opinion on pastors and other very strongly devoted religious people being sexually repressed and consequently using their faith as a supplement for lack of gratification elsewhere in their lives?
I know this is a contentious subject, but it comes from a place of genuine interest, as I find myself:
A. a sexually repressed person
B. sometimes prone to bouts of extreme religious fervour

I am unsure if the correlations I am drawing are hugely inaccurate as I am not from religious circles living where I do in Canada.

Hros more_vert
I think there's a connection, but I don't see it as repression. Rather, redirecting excess energy towards other things.
Castielle more_vert
I was raised in a religious household, but I've never thought of myself as particularly "sexually repressed." I wasnt really interested in sex in high school, because I was raised to believe that was something you did in marriage, so i just didnt think about it much. And now that I'm married, I'm able to have sex and theres no need for repression. I think some religious people take things too far and forget that God created sex not only for procreation, but also for pleasure and for bonding with your spouse
Castielle more_vert
It's a good thing, not an evil thing. Like most things in life, it can be used for good or for evil, but that doesnt mean we shouldnt appreciate it or use it at all just because it COULD be used for evil.
Wildwidler'swallet more_vert
Repression is a topic Im very interested in.
Hros, we can certainly go either way, thats why Im looking for others input;