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Friday, February 22, 2008

Christian Sex Toys

Well, if the title didn't catch your attention, I thought surely this picture would.

I was over at the NPR site, looking for an article on a completely different subject which I remembered hearing on Valentine's Day, when this popped up.

It's about Book 22.com, a Christian entrepreneurial website that caters to heterosexual, married, 'conservative' Christians who are looking to improve their romantic life with 'sexual enhancers'.

This is how they describe themselves on their website: "The twenty-second book of the Bible is Song of Solomon. We believe that God intended that such love, as spoken of in Song of Solomon, be a beautiful and normal part of marital life. Unfortunately this gift from God has been grossly distorted and abused by both ancient and modern people. Book22 is offering quality products to enhance the intimate life of God's children. Our hope is that our products will serve as intimacy enhancers for your marriage."

"We pray about things before we add them to our site," owner Joy Wilson says. "We live our lives very openly in front of Jesus, so we just kind of pray for direction about which way he would have us go, and I have to be honest with you — he's really surprised us. ... Almost our whole entire 'special order' page has come about from that."

She also says, "There are a lot of people who are repressed in this area; they've forgotten that sex is a gift from God. I want them to know that there is such freedom in Jesus."

Having said that, however, she counts 'homosexuality' as one of the five sexual expressions forbidden in scripture, including bestiality, incest, prostitution, and fornication which she defines as sex outside of marriage. No mention of rape - hopefully because she sees that as an act of violence and not an expression of sexuality. Well, I would move 'bestiality' and incest' from sexuality over to the category of 'violence' but then again, I don't read the King James version of the bible.

Joy says they 'try' not to sell to anyone but married Christian couples, because, well, "homosexuality is a sin." But, hey, you know. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do, and this girl's just trying to make a living, just like everybody else.

'Money' as they say, 'talks' - apparently, for some, even louder than what they understand from reading scripture.

So, if you're looking for something to 'enhance' your sex life (yes, even LGBT relationships can get boring in the bedroom), go see what Joy may have in store for you.

Who knows? If she gets enough of 'us' as customers and prays on it enough, God may just open her heart to see that a gift from God is a gift from God, no matter what package it comes in or how God wants you to use it.

5 comments:

FranIAm said...

Well this is fascinating.

A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.

Now I must go check out that site!

tonya said...

Well, too bad they sell junk toys! Have you ever heard of Phthalates?They are nasty chemicals that soften plastics and that like to leech out of the toy and into your body. I am also a Christian Sex Site. WWW.Evesapples.biz I am focused on natural body safe products. Check it out!

Jonathan said...

tonya, your site is missing in action.

i've also run across another site with a similar mission too: Http://www.christianlovetoys.com

Cool post. This is an interesting concept. I think this is a good thing... God created sex as a joyful, fun, and dare I say intensely pleasurable gift to man and woman. Popular culture has obviously perverted and grossly extorted teh gift of sex ... and it is good to see sites like this promoting the appropriate image of sex.

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

God also made it possible for people of the same sex to experience sex as a "joyful, fun and dare I say intensely pleasurable gift."

Anonymous said...

Another website is
Http://www.intimacysos.com