BDSM & Ethics... is it sin?

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    andycoolposted 7 years ago

    Are BDSM practices ethical? Should these kinds of activities be considered as sin in the eyes of the Church? Should the Church ban BDSM practices?

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    1. A Troubled Man profile image60
      A Troubled Manposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Only if they ban buggering boys behind the alter, too. They can't have everything.

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        andycoolposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        smile

  2. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    What Christian teaching does BDSM contradict?

    It seems to me that if you seriously thought it sinful you wouldn't have posted the latex babe.

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      andycoolposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know if it's sinful... it seems a bit unethical to me! Is it sinful really... what do the Preachers say? smile

      1. psycheskinner profile image82
        psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Okay, so what ethical principle does it conflict with? But if you mean non-religious-based ethics this isn't really the right sub-forum.

  3. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 7 years ago

    "Who am I to disagree?
    I travel the world
    And the seven seas--
    Everybody's looking for something.
    Some of them want to use you
    Some of them want to get used by you
    Some of them want to abuse you
    Some of them want to be abused."
    Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

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      andycoolposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well said... knolyourself, thanks! smile

  4. Stump Parrish profile image61
    Stump Parrishposted 7 years ago

    GR8 song knolyourself.  "BEATS" me , lol. I can see how this could be considered a sin but I'm the wrong one to be answering this anyway. I just caught the song that was posted and really like it

  5. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    On what basis would it be a sin, I don't get it.

    Some wants to be tied up, so you tie them up, later you let them go.

    or

    Someone wants to be spanked, so you spank them, a good time is had by all.

    Quirky, perhaps, but where's the sin--assuming the consenting parties are married etc etc.

    1. OutWest profile image62
      OutWestposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly.  If two people enjoy it then what's wrong with that?  Personally I don't see anything wrong. wink

  6. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 7 years ago

    People have feelings internal to themselves, which are not always understood. One may act on those feelings in conjunction and the consent of others. The basis of it being sin is external, as models for the way people are suppose to feel. If you do not correspond your feelings to that model you are sinful.

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    andycoolposted 7 years ago

    BDSM is not based on Christian Egalitarianism... in that way it could / should be treated as irreligious and hence sin, but does Christianity consider it as sinful act?

    1. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The sexual or lifestyle dominance and submission do not actually change the moral worth or rights of either person. Nothing is done to a person against their will.

      From what I see BDSM is a lot more egalitarian than a lot of traditional Christian marriages where the man is 'head of household' and the woman 'obeys'--hell, until recently many first world countries didn't give a married woman the legal right to refuse to have sex.

      I would guess that a typical BDSM practitioner is probably more aware of and observant of egalitarianism than a typical Christianity practitioner.

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        andycoolposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That's a wise argument... really! Is it approved by Church? smile

        1. psycheskinner profile image82
          psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          There is more than one "church" out there and most are not interested in making rules as to which fetishes are okay or not.

          I tend to assume that if it doesn't involve committing a sin, it is okay. And no one here has managed to come up with what is sinful in BDSM.

  8. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 7 years ago

    "Is it approved by Church?" The church is external authority. They do not approve of natural internal feelings, as they are not considered ass perfect. Priests are disallowed sex, except apparently predatory sex.

 
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