Society for Sacred Sexuality

Sexual Art:

Sacred or Pornographic?

There are widely diverging views on whether sexual art is a positive or negative influence on society. For a complete discussion on sexual values, visit these forums in our Learning Center:

Sanctity of Desire
Myth of Evil
When Mores are Less

For a quicker perspective, here is an intriguing analogy to clarify the issue:

Consider money. Money is much like sex — most everyone wants it, it satisfies desire, and there is a common perception that it feeds only our base human nature. There is even the saying, 'money is the root of all evil'. It breeds greed, the bed partner of lust. There are many therefore who see money as dirty, even sinful. In the same way, many view sex dirty, and depictions of it as pornographic.

But it is also true that money can be used for good. Countless educational, medical, scientific, spiritual, business, civic, philanthropic, and charitable institutions in the world attest to that. And for them, amassing wealth and openly engaging in financial transactions is not a bane to society; rather it is a means by which they, and the individuals who work for and support them, do more good in the world. In the same way, sex can be for positive growth as well. Sacred sex promotes positive human values in all areas of life. Written and pictorial expressions of sacred sex, as well as free & open engagement in it, uplift life and remind us of the beauty, pleasure, love, and spirit of it.

The point with regard to our sacred sex art archive is this: the photos and pictures here are neutral. They depict human sexuality and/or sexual acts. Those who only know sex as 'dirty' may view them as pornographic. The open-minded will enjoy them as pleasing and erotic. And those with sacred sex experience will no doubt see them as sacred.

All that is fine — our intent is not to dictate how you view things. It is only to reveal that what you see is what is in your own heart & mind.

Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder.

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