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Former pastor opens up Christian sex toy shop; no smut, no porn, just beautiful sex

Former pastor opens up Christian sex toy shop; no smut, no porn, just beautiful sex

Marc Angenent, a pastor for 23 years, wants you to believe that sex is not only ordained by God, but that it's also fun.  He's got a website called "Liefdestuin," or "Love Garden," that offers advice and articles about sex, and possibly the best part—sex toys for sale.   There is a wide variety of dildoes, vibrators, erection rings, and prostate stimulators, among other things tastefully listed, but not pornographically displayed on the site available for purchase.  But Angenent doesn't want Christians to see it as porn; in his years of counseling married Christian couples, he found:

The couples complained that they were no longer having sex and when they did, it was ‘boring’. Marc Angenent counselled them to try new things and to allow lust into the equation.

“They weren't really satisfied until they started to act out all of their lustful desires”, he reportedly said.

The website which promises safe browsing pornographic or offensive pictures and language sells items such as dildos, prostate stimulators, erection rings and vibrators.

To Marc Angenent its not about the money but what he calls ‘a private crusade against lust phobia’.

 Angenent, a former pastor with the Utrecht Free Church,  believes that Christians fear sex, and fear giving in to their passions and desires.   The LA Times weekly blog quips:
In addition to providing a place for people to purchase masturbation materials without running into ads that might make them want to masturbate, Liefdestuin offers basic sex education information and cites Bible verses that prove God was OK with people quelling the fires in their burning bushes.
In an interview with Radio Netherlands, Angenent had this to say:

“Particularly the Old Testament is full of erotic stories. Within a spiritual context, or course, but eroticism is very present.”

Indeed. Here are just a few examples of erotic passages in the Song of Solomon:

“He thrust his hand into the opening, and my inmost being yearned for him. I arose to open to my beloved, and my hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers with liquid myrrh, upon the handles of the bolt.” 5:4

“Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest is my lover among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.” 2:3

“How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume than any spice.” Song 4:10

“Awake, O north wind, and come, O south wind! Blow upon my garden that its fragrance may be wafted abroad. Let my beloved come to his garden, and eat its choicest fruits.” 4:16

About Dakota O'Leary

Dakota O'Leary is a freethinker, and often sassy, scholar of theology and literature. She got her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Theology from the State University of New York College at Buffalo, and her Master of Arts degree in Theology and Literature from Antioch University-Midwest. She is a contributing writer focusing on eschatology, biblical prophecy, and general religious news. Dakota is a co-host of the God Discussion radio show, offering insight to the news stories of the week. We like to call her "our in-house Biblical prophecy expert" as her articles on eschatology have received over 200,000 views on God Discussion.
  • joe paterno

    According to Spiegel on-line Marc decided to say no to whips, yes to lubricant.

  • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

    Nah.  I'll stick with Priscilla's, as well as me, myself, and I.  They have better looking vibrators.  lol

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