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Mistaking Sex for Intimacy

Mistaking Sex for Intimacy — Making Amends WARNING: ADULT CONTENT In 2012, after a long stretch of unhappiness and depression, I began actively exploring the intersection of spirituality with erotic energy, sex, and intimacy. My quest was not just another … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 33

A Queer Holy Week WARNING: ADULT CONTENT Tonight, after church, I watched a video of a Quaker discussing how Jesus affirms her queerness.* As friends say, she speaks my mind. Most of my adult life, I have thought of myself … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 32

Asking for Enough WARNING: ADULT CONTENT I did not blog for a couple of days. No time to write—I’ve been busy having in-body experiences and dancing with Kali! In the past few weeks I have explored how I block myself … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 30

Back to Basics Today was a good day. Just doing the basics. Taking action. Enjoying the simple pleasures. Nothing profound. Nothing ecstatic. Not feeling lonely. Just a good, solid day! I worked half a day, did laundry, washed dishes, worked … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 24

Man On Strike WARNING: ADULT CONTENT Today I had set aside most of the day for various projects I wanted to work on. But other than my morning walk, I did nothing productive all day. For several weeks I’ve been … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 23

More Stuff from the Shadows WARNING: ADULT CONTENT Over the last 23 days of Lent, I have been digging around in the shadows of my life searching for whatever is blocking pleasure. Along the way I have recognized that it … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 21

Exploring Erotic and Spiritual Ecstasy WARNING: ADULT CONTENT Mostly, I have no idea where this writing will take me. I jump in and hope for the best. This is where I landed tonight. Again I am asking myself, “Why do … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 20

Walk or Journey? WARNING: ADULT CONTENT I just read over the last 19 days of my blog. Today is the half-way point for my 40 days of Lent. I like my journey and what I have written so far. I … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 18

Sacrificing Limitations on Self-Pleasuring WARNING: ADULT CONTENT I’ve been asking myself what else I need to give up for Lent. I want to give up more of the things that keep me disconnected from my self, my God, and my … Continue reading

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Forty Blogs for Forty Days of Lent – Day 15

Time for a Break I’ve had another full day with good food and good friends. I focused more on socializing than most days, but that leaves less time for other activities. It’s all good. One thing I have learned for … Continue reading

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