Very well written and expressed. It reminds me a bit of Riane Eisler’s follow up to The Chalice and the Blade called Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth, and the Politics of the Body. Sacred Pleasure talks about the shift from viewing sexual pleasure as a gift from the goddess to the ways that male-dominated Christianity linked the sacred with pain and with disconnection from the body — and how that impacts our whole society, not just within the church.

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