what, like you don't write sex prayers?
BTS of writing a prayer for consensual sex
It’s time for another Behind The Scenes for paid subscribers! In these posts I share my perspective on some of the topics I chose to cover in my latest book, Feminist Prayers for My Daughter, unpack what they mean to me, and opine about why they are necessary prayers for the world we are living in. Today we’ll tackle the prayer “for consensual sex.”
(FWIW: I very much like sex. Always have, always will. My earnest prayer is not to decrease the amount of sex being enjoyed or to make it paranoid or fearful, but to make sure everyone is safe, empowered, and in control of what happens to their own body.)
I started writing Feminist Prayers when my daughter was a tiny baby, so I had parented her through exactly ZERO of the 80 issues or milestones I was writing about. It all took place in my imagination — which, as an empath, honestly wasn’t that hard. I thought about my own most formative experiences. I thought about those of my close female friends and family members. I thought about things my readers have shared with me, how we’re all waking up as our cultural consciousness shifts and we have suddenly found ourselves with permission to tell the truth.
And if I was going to write prayers that told the truth, I was going to be writing about sex.