Popcak in US News & World Report for “Holy Sex!”

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.

In 2008, Gregory K. Popcak, a Catholic pastoral marriage and family counselor, released a book with a similar theme, called “Holy Sex!: A Catholic Guide to Toe-Curling, Mind-Blowing, Infallible Loving.”     Check out the rest of the story! 

About Dr. Greg

Dr. Gregory Popcak directs the Pastoral Solutions Institute, an organization dedicated to helping Catholics find faith-filled solutions to marriage, family, and personal problems. Together with his wife, Lisa, he hosts More2Life Radio. He is the author of over a dozen books integrating psychological insights with our Catholic faith. For more info about books, tele-counseling and other resources, visit www.CatholicCounselors.com.

  • TheodoreSeeber

    That last statistic from Greeley troubles me: ” 80 percent of devout Catholic women approved of having sex for pleasure alone.”

    Doesn’t that seem to say they have some ignorance of Church Teaching?

    • Dan F.

      I’d say it’s more likely that the question/reporting is worded imprecisely.

      • silicasandra

        I agree. I would “approve” of that too, interpreting it as, “not having sex with the express intent to conceive.” I guess a person could read it as thinking contraception is okay, but while my husband and I will always welcome a child if we are blessed with one, it doesn’t necessarily mean conception is always a goal when we make love.


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