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What is Satanic Sex?


Contrary to the popular opinion that Satanism advocates promiscuous behavior in all individuals, in this essay LaVey actually lambasts the “free love” movement (a movement very much in motion in the 1960s when LaVey wrote The Satanic Bible) as being equally restricting as the white-light view that any unholy sex is wrong.

LaVey’s stance, once again, takes a purely individual approach to sexual matters and ethics. He maintains that while some people are indeed happy with sexual promiscuity, some are, by their nature, happier with much less sexual activity, or perhaps no sex activity at all. LaVey believes that neither of these states are unnatural or deserving of condemnation, but rather that it is a decision for each individual to make concerning their own sexual tastes and activities.

From this basic principle, LaVey then expounds upon this by pointing out exactly what is and is not permissible Satanic sexual activity.

The basic premise of what is permissible is summed up by the maxim:

Satanism encourages any form of sexual expression you may desire, so long as it hurts no one else.

LaVey quickly explains that this does not preclude sexual sadism/masochism, as “so long as it hurts no one else” must be interpreted to mean “who does not wish to be hurt.”

This statement openly condones polyamory, premarital or extramarital sex, sexual games including BDSM, multiple partners, incest, and any other such proclivity, while at the same time not excluding heterosexuality, homosexuality, monogamy, or “traditional” marriage. Satanism views all such activities as entirely equal, and deserving of the same respect. LaVey also specifies asexuality as a valid expression, for one for whom sexual activity is simply not desired. LaVey claims Satanism to be the first religion to openly take this stance.