Author Explores Connections between Sex, Religion

Dr. Larry Falls discusses sexuality’s influence on origin of religion in “When Sex Was Religion”

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This book shows that human emotions such as the desire for the continuance of the human race and need for spiritual guidance has not changed throughout the course of history

Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) July 11, 2012

Clinical sexologist Dr. Larry Falls explores the history of ancient phallic worship and discusses the relationship between sexuality and religion in his nonfiction book, “When Sex Was Religion” (published by iUniverse).

“Human needs and ideals have always remained the same. The concept of sexuality and reward are part of the religious paradigm,” Falls writes. “This book shows that human emotions such as the desire for the continuance of the human race and need for spiritual guidance has not changed throughout the course of history.”

When Falls was researching his doctoral thesis, he traveled across the United States, Canada and Europe comparing different religions, cultural histories and sexual behaviors. He couldn’t help but notice the strong connection between religion and sex, which prompted further investigation and served as the catalyst for “When Sex Was Religion.”

Accessible and comprehensive, “When Sex Was Religion” explores the beginnings of religious thought and how it stressed the importance of reproduction, virgins and temple prostitutes. Falls also seeks to prove that the Kama Sutra was really a bible designed to teach others to gain favor from the gods by engaging in sexual intercourse.

Falls’ examination into sex worship demonstrates that phallic reverence was not only a religion, but also a cause for dominance and sexual exploitation that, to this day, remains part of the world’s social structure.

About the Author
Dr. Larry Falls has a doctor of education degree in human sexuality and emotional health. He specializes in sexual abuse trauma and lectures at international scientific conferences and has more than 25 years of experience in addictions and mental health, designing clinical treatment modalities and support systems for various organizations. Falls is presently in private practice living in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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