William Lobdell is Looking for Stories About Sex and the Christian

Yep. Bill is the author of Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America and Found Unexpected Peace, and he's working on another book. Here's the scoop from him:
Hey, folks.

I'm working on a new project (details to come), and I need to collect stories from people whose views of sexuality were warped by their Christian faith.

I'm looking for first-person accounts (I could either interview the people or they could tell their story in an e-mail) from former believers who struggled with their sexuality/impluses/lust/etc. because of their religious upbringing. They can be anonymous. I'd like people to start with their informal or formal sex education (if there was any), and basically give a narrative of what the church's teachings did to their sex lives. I'm looking for former guilt-ridden Catholics, purity ring owners, wedding-night virgins, scorned pre-marital sexers, etc. I've already heard some incredibly moving/sad/funny stories, but I need more.

If there's any way you could help me get the word out, it would be appreciated. People can contact me at williamlobdell@gmail.com.


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