"Read this book. Whether you are a believer, doubter, or atheist, religion influences your sexuality. Darrel Ray removes our blinders. Never again will you view religion as benign in its effects. With patience, verve, and overwhelming evidence he makes the case that religion is an STD, a sexually tarnishing disease. Religion undermines our capacities for romance, love, sex, intimacy, and parenting. Sex and God, not the Gideon Bible, needs to be in every hotel room."
--J. Anderson Thomson, Jr., M.D., University of Virginia, psychiatrist, author, Why We Believe In God(s): A Concise Guide to the Science of Faith
"The gods seem to have a perverse obsession with the sex lives of mere mortals. In this comprehensive, sharply written survey, Darrel Ray takes us on a tour of the millennia-long religious crusades against guilt-free human sexual expression. I enjoyed this book. It's a fascinating, informative read."
--Christopher Ryan, Ph.D., co-author of Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
"When it comes to hurtful hypocrisy, it appears that religion and sex may well take the cake. How appropriate therefore - and how courageous - that Darrel Ray has written Sex and God, a powerful debunking of one of the deepest yet rarely examined mythic connections of all time. Give Sex and God a try ... and then drop one of them (I'll leave it up to you to decide which!)."
--David P. Barash, professor of psychology, University of Washington, and author, most recently, of Homo Mysterious: evolutionary mysteries of human nature
"Dr. Ray poignantly applies both the facts and common sense to two of society's greatest untouchables: sex and religion. Approach this book with an open mind and you will find Sex and God puts sexual power back where it belongs: with you!"
--Laci Green, host of Sex+, youtube.com/lacigreen
If you think you know your sexual self, think again, or better yet read the book.
This book was quite informative on the topic of religion and sex and is written in a very easy to read and entertaining format.
Darrel Ray's newest book, "Sex and God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality," is an amazing read!
It is clear as a bell why religions use the sex drive to control people and keep them in their churches. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Adelheid Mueller
This is a well written and interesting book. It seems well researched also. My biggest problem is that it seems the author has a bias against all religion and some of his points... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Carol
So far, the book has met my expectations as to what an atheist might argue for promiscuity. Nicely written book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sean Stewart
At once interesting, in places comical, and in other areas of the book disturbing, brings you up short and makes you take an intimate look at what you really believe about God,... Read morePublished 5 months ago by beth hanson
It's difficult to take someone seriously when their book is full of typos and misspellings. Drove me CRAZY.
Aside from that, I disagree with many of his views. Read more
This book is what its title says it's supposed to be about and that is s-e-x with a REAL LOOK into what drives religions into controlling women (and men too) on the subject of sex. Read morePublished 5 months ago by SV
“I have been a psychologist for over 35 year. Before I went into psychology, I thought I was destined to be a minister…I helped train ministers, chaplains and other church... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ski-Wee's Book Corner
The book offers a good overview of the entanglements between Western religion and sex, and I even appreciate the detours into biology. Read morePublished 7 months ago by superxero27
I picked this book because I am trying to broaden my knowledge on religion. This book has a lot of good information about sex and how religion impacts our sexuality. I loved it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Arash Razi