Some people are starting to accept the idea. There are now faith-based sex therapy professionals, as well as a variety of religious sex education books.
“To express yourself sexually is a rich thing… There’s a reason why it exists. It’s a way to express love.
Pope Francis said in The Pope’s Answers that “sex is one of God’s beautiful gifts to human beings.” Pope Francis even acknowledged that the Catholic Church still has a lot to learn when it comes to embracing sexuality. He said that “catechesis about sex” is in its infantile stages.
What Faith Has To Do with sex therapy
It is time for a paradigm shift in the way we view religion and sexuality. Today, sex therapy is so widely accepted, you can easily find one that shares your religious beliefs.
It is encouraging for several reasons. This is encouraging for many reasons.
As a sex counselor, one of my biggest challenges is helping clients overcome their sexual guilt. Many people from religious backgrounds, no matter what their religion is, have felt ashamed about their sexual desires and needs.
Women, in particular, struggle with shame because they were taught that “good” girls don’t enjoy sex. They are only supposed to submit to their spouses out of marital duty. Men are not exempt from this early programming.
Married couples with strong spirituality were not only having better sex, but more
In the context of religious beliefs, it’s important to discuss sex.
Slowly, but surely, we are making progress toward change.
A healthy discussion about sexuality within religious organizations will not only improve the lives of both men and women in terms of sex. This will encourage conversations about sexual protection and consent. It has been proven that comprehensive sex instruction (as opposed only to abstinence sex) reduces teen pregnancy. Bringing this education to churches and religious events empowers young people to make more informed choices.
This can also reduce bullying, self-harm, and suicide. When religious groups accept their members, regardless of sexual orientation or gender, the world is a happier and brighter place.
Sex and spirituality do not have to be mutually exclusive, nor is sex dirty or shameful. Your sexuality and body are sacred, regardless of whether you practice religion or not.
It is not the storyline of soap operas that religion leads to better sexuality. Popular culture comes in many forms.
But, the research that has been conducted has generally found either a positive or negative outcome. Cranney found an association between sex life satisfaction and religiousness.
Many of these studies focused on certain groups, from college students to Use limited demographic and religious measurements to identify older adults.
The current research has a major contribution in that it is based on a national A representative sample of 1 501 adults from different age groups, marital statuses, and gender Status, with multiple measurements of faith, practices, and beliefs.
Major findings include:
* From the sanctuary to the bedroom. Participants who attend religious services regularly are more likely to be satisfied or fully satisfied with their sexual lives. * The practice of prayer is also helpful. Personal practices, including more frequent prayers and a higher rating of spirituality and religion, were important for the reports of improved sex life. * Marital Benefits: Participants who are married and have high levels of prayer or self-rated spirituality also tend to engage in more sex.
The positive relationship between sexuality and health was one of the most striking findings. The results of the survey on satisfaction, religiosity, and spirituality were consistent. Gender, age, and marital status.
The Baylor study’s initial analysis also revealed that Jewish and religiously motivated individuals were among the most affected by the Baylor study. Unaffiliated individuals reported having less fulfilling sex lives.
When self-rated religiousness is taken into account, these effects are no longer significant. Consideration was given to the following:
A new attitude
Faith is not always helpful.
In a study conducted last year, it was found that pornography usage is negatively related to sexual satisfaction in individuals who are more firmly rooted in conventional religion.
In the Baylor Study, Cranney discovered that married people who were not living together had a higher rate of divorce.
Unmarried people who placed a high value on their faith had sex with each other more frequently. Less sex is more likely among those who attend religious services regularly.
Although the research can’t prove a causal link, it adds to an understanding of the problem. A growing body of research indicates that religion and spirituality positively relate to each other Sexual satisfaction is a way to satisfy your sexual needs.
When speculating about the reasons why there is a positive relationship between faith and sexuality, If partners believe that their relationship is sanctified by God, they may be more inclined to show compassion, love, and affection.
The study included more than 1,600 sexually-active individuals from an American population. The Psychological Association journal reported that greater sanctification of sexuality is directly related to greater sexual satisfaction.