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Mar 13 2009

You Got Religion In My Porn! The Blowfish Blog

Please note: This piece, and the piece it links to, includes references to my personal sexuality: not to my sex life per se, but to my sexual fantasies and my tastes in porn. Family members and other who don’t want to read about that, please don’t.

Satan_was_a_lesbianI have a new piece up on the Blowfish Blog. It’s about the influence of religion on porn: not religion being used to oppress or demonize porn in this case, but religion as inspiration for porn. I’ve been writing more erotic fiction lately, and a fair amount of it has religion as a major theme… something I never used to be interested in, either as a porn writer or a porn reader. So I’m trying to figure out what that’s about… and am asking other porn writers/ readers if they’ve ever found their interests shifting in this direction.

It’s titled You Got Religion In My Porn!, and here’s the teaser:

Part of it, I think, is actually the atheism. Not surprisingly, I spend more time thinking about religion now that I’m an atheist blogger than I have at any time in my life (since I was a religion major, anyway). So religion is just on my mind more… and consequently, it’s more in my libido.

Plus, being a critic of religion, the darker aspects of religion are particularly on my mind. And the erotic imagination/ porn- writing parts of my mind are pretty dark, and they tend to gobble up dark things like they were chocolates. Nom, nom, nom.

And of course, as Ingrid points out, anything that’s forbidden or taboo almost automatically becomes erotic. As an atheist, religious thinking about sex — imagining sex through the eyes of a fervent believer, putting myself and my libido into that mindset — feels kind of taboo… and thus it becomes more erotically exciting than it might otherwise be.

I think there’s something else, though; something other than the accident of what I happen to be thinking about these days. That’s probably why I started playing with it in the first place; but it doesn’t explain why I’ve been running with it so eagerly.

To find out what I think my new-found interest in religious porn is about — or to chime in with your own thoughts and experiences about it — read the rest of the piece. Enjoy!

(Note: If you decide to comment on this piece here in this blog, please consider cross- posting your comment to the piece itself on the Blowfish Blog. They like comments there, too.)

1 comment

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    Quinapalus

    lawls at Satan Was a Lesbian, which inspired the following train of thought:
    Q: “was”?
    A: Then she graduated. Duh.

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