Greg Popcak’s “Holy Sex” Jumped from 16,000 to #8 on Amazon

…as a result of his being mentioned in that US News and World Report piece on how devout Catholics have happier and deeper sex lives.

I’m thinking about sending my Legions of Terror to destroy Tokyo and then issuing a statement to US News and World Report.  You know, “People of Earth! Bow to me!”  The usual Dark Lord press release.  I figure I can get a big bump in sales for my book on The Work of Mercy if the death toll is high enough.  Anything for the greater good.

By the way, if you are interested in Greg’s book, you can get it here and help bring it to #1 on Amazon.  Catholics definitely have more fun.

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  • It’s good to see a great book getting some more visibility!

  • UAWildcatx2

    My wife and I were told to get this book by the priest conducting our wedding prep. It’s incredibly valuable!

  • Newp Ort

    Mark if you wanna sell a lot of books you gotta write one about sex. All this when I was thirsty you gave me a drink, hungry/food etc stuff – BORING.

  • jimby

    I’m afraid this book does not constitute a prudent way to talk about sex, even in a fallen world with lots of sexual sins–especially in a fallen world with lots of sexual sins.

    GP means well, I’m sure of that. But the Chris West model for discussing sexuality still needs more improvement and reflection and a little more common sense.

    My experience with this book has been, I’m sorry to say, negative. It has given the false impression, due to an imprudent presentation (title included), that there is no chastity in the bedroom beyond remaining open to life and getting the ball in the hoop when all is said and done.

    As a result, it has caused confusion, scandal, sexual sin, anxiety, and division. For those who might respond “well, I’ve heard a lot of people loved it,” I can only offer the counterargument that, unless you have a very personal and spiritual relationship with someone, good manners and due sense of shame would prevent most people from admitting the book caused any sort of problem–what are you going to say when asked casually about a book about your sex life? At best nothing.

    A book with multiple audiences needs a much better command of the various effects it can have on those varied audiences. Libertine linguistics is not a Catholic principle, and, though I’m sure GP and CW et al. don’t see it that way, this book engages in far too much of just that.

    Caveat emptor: buyer beware.

    • David

      I would agree. I would almost describe Popcak as a pervert, someone who gets delight in talking about conjugal matters in public forums and even gets worked up when talking about such matters. There is a growing tendency amongst certain quarters, e.g., the “TOB” crowd a la C. West, to overemphasize the pleasurable aspect of relations, with little to no mention of procreation. They tend to replace an overemphasis on sexual matters with a Catholic version of the same, and then claim it is “holy,” even though the Church has never labeled conjugal relations as holy.

      • Faithr

        This is an unfair characterization that I think reflects more on the poster than Popcak.