I am going to do a show soon on Paganism and Sexuality and I am just curious what some folks may have to contribute to this.
I will start with Myself as an Example I am Very Much into Women but not "one Person" in particular.
I do not understand why a love for many is not Natural in some peoples eyes.
So many women have so many amazing gifts and Qualities to love, there is in my opinion, nothing Unatural with Loving More than one.
For the record I am not a "Pig" and I do not like deception.
And I believe fully that if you agree to be faithful than you should remain so.
I believe in openess and honesty for all involved.
As well I will state that My personal view on love may is not "Pagan" it is just how I feel. It is just as I stated a personal view. I want to clarify that. so this point hjas been Mildly Edcitted though already stated .
But I am a Free Bird , a Sparrow, an air sign, I can not imagine answering to one person at
The end of the day and at this point in my life.
Many People when they here the word "Pagan " think of Sexual Liberation ,Counter culture etc..
So our show will be discussing all aspects of this including "Skyclad"(Not a sexual Issue per say but it is something that is often asked when folks find out I am Pagan)
And Marriage Equality Issues we will discuss as well..
We will have a few interesting co -hosts and Guests to Discuss "Pagan Sexuality" Including a Unitarian Minister, feel free to comment and have a Beautiful Day!
LOL! Sounds like my kind of store..........
Historically, the "trial marriage" is a bit of a modern myth, handfastings were expected to be legalized once clergy was available with stiff fines and legal penalties for those who did not. Wars were fought over those who involved themselves in ancient Scotland, where the practice died out due to the abuses of it.
For several centuries 7-year period of the Scottish pre-Christian handfasting held some popularity for those who chose not to re-commit, but eventually the Christian church put an end to it.
I don't like it. It just makes me real sad. I've always been the "one and only, true love forever", romantic type (though it comes with a cost ie taking the role of "woman" blagh! I used to be very casual about my sex life, even though in my heart I was searching for my one and only. Now that I am married, I have a hard time even thinking about that sort of lifestyle.
A long time ago it was common for a man to have more than one wife now some of these cultures they were not treated well as others were treated with high respect
In my ideal. I am Bi sexual and I am engaged currently with a man and we both look at women and find it is okay to do so and w like the idea of Polygamny even though it is illegal in alot of areas.
I look at beautiful,fit women too.......LOL......
Two very broad subjects - Pagan and Sexuality. I would suggest doing some research about the various pagan traditions, offering some as examples such as the different marriage traditions, sexual traditions and simply make it a broad educational show without coming to any conclusions. The traditions vary as to culture and history, so to be specific about any one would not do any of them justice. Even the idea of 'universal pagan' is too broad.
Pagans and sexuality. Ok, tough question. Let’s start with my personal perspective and see where this leads us, Ok?
I am homosexual, I didn’t become pagan because I’m homosexual, I was pagan from birth and like all humans it took me sometime to determine my sexuality as I matured. Unfortunately, hormones come along, long before maturity does and in most peoples immaturity, they use their societies cultural normal as a base line for many personal choices, such as sexuality and how to deal with the a sexual nature of relationships.
In my time of growing up the society’s cultural normal was heterosexual and anything else was considered deviant. With a strong male hierarchy, as in women had their place and the men attempted to run the world. Culturally accepted marriage was between a man and woman, nothing else and once married it was for life, there was shame in removing yourself from the marriage, no matter the circumstances of the marriage or whether the people involved had different sexuality than what was considered the culturally normal of heterosexual.
My family culture, which I was raised in, was in opposition to the society’s culture, in that women were considered equal and procreation of children and sexuality were two different things. People married to share in the work of life and for love; this union was not based on gender. It also was not considered shameful if the two that had married and then later in life decided to remove themselves from the marriage. It was understood that humans change as the mature and what was once a strong commitment between two people may become unproductive with the changes of life.
Unfortunately society’s cultural normal is still very prevalent in modern society, even though I have seen some huge changes in many my life to this societal cultural normal, it’s a long way from being close to my family cultural normal. As seen in some of these post. Whereas people married and divorced simply because of the cultural normal of the male hierarchy, then remarried when maturity came along to help temper society’s normal, also when someone settled for society’s cultural normal as the role for women in the hopes of obtaining a lifelong spouse.
I do believe the wide growth of people embracing the label of pagan is some indication that the society’s cultural normal is changing in the United States. But I also know it takes a long time to change a society’s cultural normal. The simple acceptance of changing the society’s cultural normal of heterosexual to accept marriage as a commitment between two loving consenting adults is an ongoing battle that I fore see to last in this country for at least another 40 or 50 years before it becomes society’s cultural normal. I personally see it as the first step for society to see any sexual orientation to be considered normal and that marriage is a accepted personal contract between consenting adults of any number or sexual orientation to live life in a loving and productive manner and not just to procreate the spieces.
As long as all sides of the relationship are aware and consenting and respectful of each other, as in there's no emotional manipulation or guilt, then I don't see an issue with it.
When it crosses the line and is no longer respectful, THEN there's an issue.
100% PAGAN and 100% monogomous in my marriage to my KNIGHT......i dont share.or does he.I LOVE others,but not like we do. We are unique and i enjoy us.I do however accept others choices......Swexual magick is indeed powerful and we use it to accomplish results.
WHO's doing the show? Great suggestionsd FREYJAS MAN......I'm sharing My DAVID with No one,why the hell would I want too or he share me? I'm way too much of a handful anyway......
So many comments thanks everyone, to Freyja I say that our show is going to be about Religion and Sexuality in general, so roles that Sex plays in religion/spirituality/ Magick etc.. should be part of it.
Since Both of the Hosts involved are Pagan , Pagan views on sex will come up as well I imagine.
But The show will not be about my personal Sexual practices or leanings or at least not more than a very brief glance.