"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
Sexual guilt is an enormously powerful control mechanism for religions like christianity.
This book was quite informative on the topic of religion and sex and is written in a very easy to read and entertaining format.
Despite it taking me a while to get through the book, most should find this to be a quick read.
Incredibly eye opening as it exposes the obvious - the use of sex as a tool of control by and for religion. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Michael
Thoughtful and thought provoking. A must-read for both the zealot and the skeptic.Published 8 days ago by Robert
Liberating writing for anyone whose sexuality has been damaged by invented authoritarian religious morality.Published 1 month ago by Loren Lemos
I was fairly disappointed by the arguments in this book and didn't find it very compelling.Published 2 months ago by Lindsey
Who is going to pay for those crimes? not religion as it continues to commit the worst crimes against women and children it continues to get a free pass and all forms of excuses. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Life Is Good
High quality product, installed in just a couple of minutes and great customer service. Would buy againPublished 3 months ago by Michael Keen
There are many other factors affecting sexuality, the book zeroes in so much on religion as if it's the only one.Published 4 months ago by natrilidyus
Not only on how religion affects sex, but good research on sex by itself.Published 4 months ago by JON KING