Thursday, August 7th - Wish I had some stories to share. TO start, this is all Diana rigg's fault really. As a four year old much in love with Emma Peel in the Late Sixties I learned an unnatural exitement for a pre-school lad towards ladies who had been, well, immobilised by the baddies. Within ten years, my other main influence became an extraordinarily talented female singer of the late seventies, despite her talent, becoming more renowned for a choice in dancewear and singing about Heathcliff. My younger sister was a vicious wee girl, two years younger than myself, but possibly the one saving grace she had was the friends she brought around.
BDSM Library - Story: Karen and Michelle’s Sad Story
But Jesus' followers during the first four or five generations after his death were far more concerned about sexual morality than Jesus himself had been. One pattern centered on the reproductive function of sex and established nature and the natural as the criterion of what was licit; the second focused on the notion that sex was impure, a source of shame and defilement; the third emphasized sexual relations as a source of intimacy, as a symbol and expression of conjugal love. Medieval writers placed greater emphasis upon the first two patters, but at various times prior to the Reformation, and in many segments of Christian society since then, all three approaches and the consequences deduced from them have been held and taught in various combinations. The Roman familia meant a household, not a family in the modern sense, and households came in a great variety of sizes and shapes. Among the wealthy and powerful, the household often numbered hundreds of persons and things: