Desmond Ravenstone

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Desmond Ravenstone is an openly kinky and polyamorous Unitarian Universalist lay leader, writer, educator and organizer living in Boston, Massachusetts. Read Full Bio...

Mindful Promiscuity

 Posted by on December 22, 2012
Dec 222012
 
Mindful Promiscuity

“Swans mate for life.”  Heard that before?  I’m sure someone reading this has.  Just one problem – closer scientific observation has shown that it ain’t necessarily so.  Some swans cheat, have open marriages, and even divorce. Besides, we’re not swans.  We’re not even in the same class.  So why do some religious folks try to […]

Exorcising Our Sexual Demons

 Posted by on November 8, 2012
Nov 082012
 
Exorcising Our Sexual Demons

We’ve all inherited many misconceptions about the erotic, causing so much fear and guilt. Some are based on old taboos; others on unrealistic expectations. They are like demons hovering over us, heckling and harassing us. And they’re not as easy to get rid of as we’d like, especially when you’re not quite sure what they […]

Jesus Was a Sex Radical

 Posted by on October 7, 2012
Oct 072012
 
Jesus Was a Sex Radical

Conservative Christians would have you believe that the founder of their faith demanded sexual purity – no nookie before marriage, not much after, and all restricted to heterosexual intercourse.  As one talk-show host summed it up: “Sex is so dirty, you should save it for the one you love.” Uh huh. Well, guess what?  Jesus […]