Sex and God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality

Even as an atheist myself, I have trouble reading atheist literature. It’s usually preachy, bitter, and too quick on the draw with theories about the social/cultural effects of this or that religion. Often, they use “religion” as a synonym for “Christianity”. So, I’ll be honest: I didn’t expect to like Sex and God. In fact, I didn’t even realize I did until I heard myself citing some of Darrel Ray’s ideas in an argument with a friend.

Sex and God reads like a good friend explaining the birds and the bees (and the flyswatter). Ray lays out religion’s harmful influence over sexuality with hard facts and common sense in a way that even believers should be able to swallow, and starts readers on a path of breaking free.

If you’re looking to unlearn all of the guilt and shame, body- and sex-negativity brought on by religion’s hold on our sex lives, Sex and God is a great place to start!