US News and World Report did an article on Catholic sexuality. They cited recent studies asserting that devout Catholics are more satisfied with their sexual relationships–both in quantity and frequency–than any other group. Imagine my happy surprise to see my book, Holy Sex!, cited in the body of the article!
The notion that Catholics have better sex isn’t a new one, especially coming from Catholics. In 1994, Andrew Greeley, a Catholic sociologist and priest, published “Sex: The Catholic Experience,” which released a litany of new statistics: 68 percent of Catholics professed to have sex at least once a week versus 56 percent of non-Catholics; 30 percent of Catholics had bought erotic underwear versus 20 percent non-Catholics; and 80 percent of devout Catholic women approved of having sex for pleasure alone.