“101 Places To Have Sex Before You Die” is a humorous catalog of unusual places in which to have sex, with facetious comments about the prognosis, advantages, and drawbacks of each. One of its suggestions has unsurprisingly angered some people whose chosen occupation these days is to express anger.
Yes, it’s Bill Donohue again. How did you guess? Bill is thundering against the thing: “The kind of people who would have sex in the confessional would also have sex in a graveyard. And I don’t mean with each other,” he told the New York Post. A spokesperson for the Archdiocese of New York said “This is sick stuff and the authors and the book publishers should be ashamed of themselves…Let’s hope the reaction from people is… strong.”
Thanks to both for letting us all know about this–previously unheard-of–booklet. Who knows what damage might have been caused had it remained in obscurity.
Apparently the times to avoid are Sundays and church feast days, when parishioners are likely to want to use the church for other purposes. The book lists drawbacks as “splinters, ex-communication, Peeping (Father) Tom.” Kudos goes to NEWS.com.au, who ran the story under the headline “O Come All Ye Faithful.”
In 2002, Simon & Schuster, the publisher’s sister company Viacom was fined $357,000 for an ad for a radio station that showed a couple having sex in St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
The book is due to be published in Britain in early November, just in time for Christmas.
- ‘Sex in confessionals’ instruction book criticised by Catholics -Daily Telegraph, September 11, 2008
- Sex Book Has Church Atwitter – New York Post, September 10, 2008
- 101 Places To Have Sex Before You Die – Simon & Schuster website