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(62,036 posts)
Thu Jan 18, 2024, 07:10 PM Jan 2024

Pope Francis says sexual pleasure is 'a gift from God'

Source: BBC

Pope Francis says sexual pleasure is 'a gift from God'

18 January 2024

By Laura Gozzi
BBC News

Pope Francis has said that sexual pleasure is "a gift from God" that should be "disciplined with patience."

He also warned against pornography, which he said brought "satisfaction without relationship" and could lead to addiction.

His Vatican address was part of a series of sermons on vices and virtues, focused on what the Pope called "the demon of lust".

It followed criticism by conservative Catholics of his new head of doctrine.

Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernández, who was appointed last July, came under fire for a book he wrote and published in the late 1990s entitled Mystical Passion: Spirituality and Sensuality.


Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-68016311

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Pope Francis says sexual pleasure is 'a gift from God' (Original Post) Eugene Jan 2024 OP
Part of the Charge of the Goddess: "All acts of joy and pleasure ARE My ritual." niyad Jan 2024 #1
Message auto-removed Name removed Feb 2024 #10
Must be true, OAITW r.2.0 Jan 2024 #2
I've heard the same thing. rubbersole Jan 2024 #3
From the song "She Left Me for Jesus" cloudbase Jan 2024 #5
So sexual pleasure is not the work of the devil!!! Freethinker65 Jan 2024 #4
The devil is also gods gift. Voltaire2 Jan 2024 #9
kills me that people listen to such rubbish Skittles Jan 2024 #6
Just a question: How does someone who took the vow of abseninance sinkingfeeling Jan 2024 #7
Just like everything else dickthegrouch Jan 2024 #8

Response to niyad (Reply #1)


(6,821 posts)
3. I've heard the same thing.
Thu Jan 18, 2024, 07:30 PM
Jan 2024

But it surely wasn't directed at me. I'm not "YES, YES!" either. Those guys could probably win a republican primary though.


(5,538 posts)
5. From the song "She Left Me for Jesus"
Thu Jan 18, 2024, 08:34 PM
Jan 2024

Why the last time we made love
She even called out his name.

The song, for those who are curious



(10,141 posts)
4. So sexual pleasure is not the work of the devil!!!
Thu Jan 18, 2024, 08:04 PM
Jan 2024

Having sex for pleasure is what God intended. That's why sex can be enjoyed even when there is no chance of conception.

So how much patience? More than 30 seconds? I am sure many females would prefer men to exhibit more patience.


(13,478 posts)
9. The devil is also gods gift.
Fri Jan 19, 2024, 09:36 AM
Jan 2024

If you believe in creator gods everything is your god’s creation and ‘gift’ to you. Got diarrhea? Thank god!


(3,206 posts)
8. Just like everything else
Thu Jan 18, 2024, 11:21 PM
Jan 2024

The church cherry picks its most important issues.

If god discovered the sin of eating the apple by the clothing of nakedness, why are we all still clothed? Should it not be an abomination to be clothed?

Asking for a friend 😃

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