(Under Construction. For now, this page is no more than an unstructured, expanding listing of possibly related posts. By all means follow the links that are included, but these are as yet nowhere complete. Italicized links are not yet working).
The reflex reaction of many people in the Christian Churches to questions of sexuality is simple: sex is only for the purposes of procreation, as demonstrated by “natural law”. This assumption is deeply flawed, both as theology and as empirical fact.
This page aims to present the evidence, from human history, social anthropology and psychology as well as theology (The next page considers the evidence from zoology).
Some positive theology on sex:
Jung, Patricia Beattie
Sexual Pleasure: A Roman Catholic Perspective on Women’s Delight
Stayton, William R: A Theology of Sexual Pleasure, on -line at The Free Library