Sexy: The Quest for Erotic Virtue in Perplexing Times
We’ve lost the art of being sexy. Sure, we’ve got plenty of casual sex, porn, and sexual freedom to go around, but none of that is sexy. That stuff lacks the joy of transcendence, flirtation, dancing, or genuine intimacy.
For some, the solution is louder moralizing and stricter, more legalistic thinking.
But what if we reframed the conversation altogether? Instead of focusing on taboos, boundaries, and rules of sexual engagement, what if we were to let unconditional love seduce people back to erotic virtue? What if we stopped asking how close we can get to the ethical boundaries and started asking, who do we truly want to be and, more important, who do we want to be toward those we love?
This book is, in part, the author’s attempt to convey erotic virtue to his son Augustine on the eve of the boy’s high school graduation. Augustine; the author’s wife, Stacie; and a few musicians, poets, and scholarly friends contribute brief reflections, inspiring rich dialogue across generations, between lovers, and within the culture of our perplexing times.
This isn’t just another book about religious mores or pop psychology. It’s a block party with friends and family at the intersection of spirituality and sexuality. Join us and discover why it’s not too late to bring sexy back.