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Porn Addicts Not Welcome at Christian Sex Shop

Sex shop Christian Love Toys is, of course, for marital bliss only, but what if a married couple finds its bliss is porn? Then they're politely, if judgmentally, asked to leave. Maybe try secular sex stores, which "sell a plethora of pornographic and inappropriate products. Inappropriate like anal beads marketed as "feather ticklers"? Nope. Those are allowed.

In a section labeled "Porn Addicts," it tells users "Pornography isolates you from the world, friends, family, God, and plunges you in a gluttonous fantasy world. It adversely affects ALL of your relationships." It recommends users seek redemption at the XXX Church, a site that aims to end porn and sex addictions by "purifying" the mind, much like the Dirty Girls Ministries we talked about yesterday.

I don't know what I was expecting! As the Guardian points out, Christian sex shops are a step in the right direction. But doesn't adding judgment to a place that's supposed to be a comfortable place to shop only undermine it?

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prufrock5150 prufrock5150 5 years
This pretty much says it all:
bohokitty bohokitty 7 years
Okk. I may be veering into really controversial territory here and this is an old post but I can not ignore this company's reps responses to the comments. First, I stand by my original comments regarding the company's motives being ridiculous and monetary. They are a business. They are targeting a demographic that they believe is not being catered to for the sole purpose of making a profit. I find it interesting that this employee's comments single out condemning Christians but insinuates that there are certain kinds of sexual acts that have no place in a Christian relationship. Deeming if what two wedded Christian people enjoy doing within the confines of there relationship is appropriate is between them and their God. There are many Christians who would consider the entire idea of this company offensive. Not because they are sexually repressed or ashamed but because their personal belief is that God would not lead anyone to use items of this nature in a relationship. Personally I think that pretty much all of the views here are understandable. If you are a Christian then that simplifies this whole matter. You can do whatever you feel God would have you do and let Him take care of people who aren't. In my experience people who have a genuine relationship with God don't spend a whole lot of time worrying about other people's opinions once they believe He's OK with whatever they might be doing.
joriss joriss 7 years
im confused....
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
There's a little angel on the label! How heavenly!
boredgourdless boredgourdless 7 years
Ugh, the irony is making my head hurt.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
Yeah, I don't know how sticking a "100% Jesus Approved" stamp on your flavored lube and anal beads makes it any "cleaner" than what you'd get elsewhere, but whatever floats a married Christian couple's boat, I guess. And porn doesn't make you a sex addict, greenfairy, ignoramuses just like to use that excuse for some reason.
xgreenfairyx xgreenfairyx 7 years
I wouldn't say 'step in the right direction' at all. I'm pretty sure humans were doin' it just fine millenia BEFORE religion. I don't think people need a religiously sanctioned establishment (if its even) ALLOWING couples to express their sexuality. Screw that. But hey, if you're deluded enough to literally buy into that kind of pretend unicorn fantasy world of clean Christian sex (an anal bead by any other name....), then oh well. And since when does liking porn make you a sex addict?
KadBunny KadBunny 7 years
My mind is blown..
Jmartens Jmartens 7 years
@spacekatgal but doesn't stuff like this help bring Christianity out of that state of sexual repression? Shouldn't something like this be celebrated?
bohokitty bohokitty 7 years
This is ridiculous imo, aside from the porn part it just seems like a marketing ploy. There is a "Christian" version of almost everything for sale. It doesn't make you any more pious to shop in places who market only to christians. It seems contradictory to the "be in the world but not of it" evangelism mantra of the church to create a separate establishment because the ones that exist sell something you object to. I am curious to know exactly what kind of merchandise this shop will stock though. I've seen "I Love Jesus" stamped on everything from coffee mugs to mudflaps. The latter is really disrespectful in my opinion as I can't imagine any religion being OK with their god's name being stamped on mudflaps. Since apparently there are church goers who don't consider that disrespectful to their God does that mean we can anticipate sex toys emblazoned with Bible verses from a "Christian" Sex Shop. Something about this leaves a really bad taste in my mouth.
FireFly44 FireFly44 7 years
If someone goes to this site and they can't find what they want, like porn, they can simply look elsewhere. I would never get mad at a store for not carrying the style or brand of shoe I want to buy...I'd look somewhere else. As for it Christianity and sex shops not going together I have to disagree. Many very conservative Christians I know are VERY sexual within their marriage and would be happy to try toys in the bedroom. However, Christianity teaches that sex is for a husband/wife so looking at porn (sex showing someone other than the husband/wife) would be considered wrong....lusting after another person you are not married to. So I can see why they do not sell porn. It is not in line with their beliefs.
bransugar79 bransugar79 7 years
Whether people like it or not Christian couples may have different ideas about what is acceptable between the sheets. I don't know why everyone who doesn't live by the same rules feels the need to criticize. If you like porn and anal beads there are plenty of places to get them. Nobody is trying to take that away; this particular business is just trying to provide a service to those who feel otherwise.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 7 years
Well, if you want to buy porn you can always get at another store. I don't see what the big deal is. They are not making you shop there; you can always choose another store or download pron from the Internet. It is a matter of preference. I don't agree, however, with the fact that they try to feel porn-lovers bad for liking porn. But once again, if you don't like it don't shop there.
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