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Friday, 18 January 2013

Masturbation and Religion - each a form of ecstasy but each to their own

Masturbation and religion - never the twain shall meet? Think again. Die heilige Theresa (Sainte-Thérèse) by Félicien Joseph Victor Rops was apparently inspired by Saint Teresa's description of her religious ecstasy:
"I saw in his hand a long spear of gold, and at the iron's point there seemed to be a little fire. He appeared to me to be thrusting it at times into my heart, and to pierce my very entrails; when he drew it out, he seemed to draw them out also, and to leave me all on fire with a great love of God. The pain was so great, that it made me moan; and yet so surpassing was the sweetness of this excessive pain, that I could not wish to be rid of it."
You'll never look at a nun the same way again.

Source: Félicien Rops [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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