Tuesday, November 2, 2004

It's a Sin Not to Do It

New book...

From Telegraph | News | Vatican sex guide urges Catholics to do 'it' more often:

"The controversial book, It's A Sin Not To Do It, written by two theologians, promises the reader answers to "everything you wanted to know about sex but the Church (almost) never dared to tell you".

In their attempt to galvanise the faithful, Roberto Beretta and Elisabetta Broli, who write regularly for the Italian Bishops' magazine, Avvenire, have written one of the raciest works ever to deal with the Church and sex....

...The pages of It's A Sin Not To Do It, however, feature a frank interview with Cardinal Ersilio Tonini in which he emphasises that "the Church is not an enemy of the flesh". He argues that Vatican doctrine has always defended the "nobility of sexuality", which is regarded by the Church as a "treasure" of humanity.

Another chapter likely to raise eyebrows unearths theological justification for post-coital masturbation for women who fail to achieve orgasm during intercourse.

Beretta told The Telegraph: "The Church is not against sex. Something needed to be done about the cliches and stereotypes. The Church is not only about forbidding the use of contraception and warning against the sins of the flesh.


  1. Michael,

    The funny thing is that to many faithful Catholics this is not news at all. The media are apoplectic though when they find out that the Church doesn't hat sex.

  2. This is not the first time it has been mentioned that it is okay for Catholic couples to have the woman achieve orgasm either prior or post intercourse. The reasoning is very logical. Female orgasm is unrelated to procreation, therefore it it not necessary (as far as the church is concerned) to only occur during intercourse. The church understands that women often can't achieve orgasm thru intercourse and would be very frustrated (and become uninterested in sex) if their needs are never met.