Friday, March 22, 2013

Pagan Blog Project - F is for Fuck & Fornicate

Pagans aren't really prudes when it comes to sex. Ostara, Beltane, and Litha celebrate fertility. The full moon phase is equivalent to the child-bearing years of a woman. There are no commandments forbidding who to have sex with or when to have sex as long as no one is harmed. Some paths even have sex rituals which can be done alone, with a partner, partners, or in a group.

So what exactly is fornication? The PC term would be premarital sex and smacks of morality imposed by the  Big 3*. I'm not sure if homosexuality would be included. Adultery refers to a married person having sex with someone other than his/her spouse. Different religions may expand this definition. For example, Jehovah's Witnesses forbid anal and oral sex between married couples. To engage in this behavior would constitute committing fornication and they would get in trouble with the elders. How the elders would find out would be beyond me as what a couple does in their bedroom should be their own business.

Where did fuck come from? I could find no reliable source info. Once of my favorite stories is the one about how some king gave his nobles permission to have sex any woman they wanted to. This was known as fornicate under consent of the king.

Well, I tell you, I need no one's permission to fuck or fornicate except my spouse. The Rede applies to all areas of life including sex. So that means no rape, pedophilia, bestiality, or infidelity. Polyamory, swinging, prostitution, and homosexuality are acceptable. Of course, no one is forced to participate in any activity that s/he feels uncomfortable doing. Sex is enjoyable. Responsible adults practice this activity safely. Women should not feel guilty if pregnant before marriage. Couples live together all time as spouses.

You don't have to be Pagan to be free of the sexual restrictions of the bible but it helps. :)

1 comment:

  1. Awesome post! And yay for polyamory! I know it's not for everyone, but I'm a huge believer in the benefits of that lifestyle even though I don't practice it myself anymore. Thanks for acknowledging it as another acceptable choice for sex-positive consenting adults.