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Understanding the Impact of Religious Trauma on Your Sexuality

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Religious upbringing from childhood to adulthood can fuel someone’s fantasies and affect self-image, producing feelings of shame, guilt, blasphemy, and repression. This workshop will unpack the intersectionality between Religious Trauma and Sexual Repression. We will explore why a faith tradition you haven’t practiced in three-to-five decades may create barriers to enjoying kink today. We will also touch on Toxic Religious Experience (TRE), which mirrors complex PTSD connected to traumatic religious experiences.




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Presenter Bio

@LeatherChaplain (He/They) is a liberal progressive Christian minister-in-training who provides chaplaincy to kink, non-monogamous and LGBTQ+ communities. They have also been a lifestyle submissive masochist for over half their life. LeatherChaplain graduated from Phillips Theological Seminary with a Certificate in Pastoral Ministry in 2022 and is a certified sexual education facilitator utilizing the Our Whole Lives Curriculum. Their ministry, Chaplaincy of Sacred Sexuality, is a ground-breaking ministry-plant based on the idea that we are made in the spirit's image, God gave us sexuality, and sex is inherently good.

LeatherChaplain has previously serviced on the Unitarian Universalist (UU) Leather and Grace Steering Community, Co-Hosts an Ethical Non-Monogamous Religious Social Group, and is trained to provide interfaith pastoral care/chaplaincy.


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