In developed parts of the world, there has been a general trend towards ensuring equal rights within marriage for women and legally recognizing the marriages of interfaith or interracial, and same-sex couples.
Book22 — whose name references the Bible’s sauciest book, Song of Solomon — is dedicated to serving a growing market of married, heterosexual Christian couples who have become more open to bringing toys into the bedroom in recent years, says Oregon-based owner Joy Wilson, a 41-year-old mother of two.
And contrary to the stereotype of a modest, pious, prudish Christian woman or man, it seems God’s a-OK with the faithful having a great time in the sack, according to Wilson.
Even still, Wray Gregoire is not sure she’s buying what Wilson and the other faith-based sex toy vendors are selling.
“I don’t think they’re wrong,” she says of sex toys.
She started her business after having trouble connecting with her husband during post-baby sex. I was just trying to help people who did share my faith — who had the same values as me — be able to buy stuff in the same avenue I wanted to.” She stopped selling condoms in order to stop the steady stream of emails from anti-contraceptive Catholics (a year ago, the Canadian Catholic bishops warned married couples to not get too caught up in sexual acts other than intercourse that may “fall short of what God intended”).
Wilson carefully rewrites product descriptions and ensures all her clients receive their toys in discreet and label-free white packages.“I just think there can be danger of getting too reliant on having a vibrator in the bedroom.” The real key to a sizzling Christian sex life, she says, is improving communication between yourself and your partner.One specific form of social research -- evaluation research -- is of particular interest here.In some areas of the world, arranged marriage, child marriage, polygamy, and sometimes forced marriage, may be practiced as a cultural tradition.Conversely, such practices may be outlawed and penalized in parts of the world out of concerns for women's rights and because of international law.“If married couples want to use a sex toy, more power to them. “It serves as an artificial barrier exciting them about strangers.” Judaism celebrates sexual passion between husband and wife and it “takes female sexuality very seriously.” “A husband has an obligation to pleasure his wife.