Ex-Minister Opens Online Christian Sex Shop

Marc Angenent found his calling as a sex therapist

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff


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(Newser) – If God gave us bodies, what's so sinful about lust? One former minister's answer to that question became his own website, Love Garden, which sells dildos, prostate stimulators, condoms, and much more, Der Spiegel reports. But Marc Angenent says he believed in the importance of lust even when he ministered at a Free Church in the Netherlands, where he preached in jeans and a sweater. Visiting congregants, he would openly ask, "Do you have a satisfying sex life?"

Now a trained sex therapist, Angenant hears surprising answers to that question. One handsome young pilot admits he can't "get it up," and Angenant explains that a penis isn't an airplane ... it needn't take off right away. One married Catholic couple says they've been celibate for years, because they interpreted the 1968 Papal doctrine to mean sex is only for procreation. Helping these people is his true calling, says Angenent, even if he receives some hateful emails. But he insists that God hasn't sent him any angry messages.