Doug Wilson Ponders the ‘Sexdollification’ of Evangelicalism – Mechanical Infidelity

Doug Wilson Ponders the ‘Sexdollification’ of Evangelicalism – Mechanical Infidelity January 3, 2018


Sexdollification, a made up word that Doug Wilson is probably busy patting himself on the back for coining. He genuinely believes he is so, so clever, especially in this post on his blog ‘Sexdollification of Western Women’ where he acts as if he’s just discovered that married Christian couples might be using sex toys in the bedroom. He goes from that premise into what my father used to call ‘twenty dollar words’ and absurdist fantasies of divorces fueled by vibrator usage – mechanical infidelity.

Doug also throws around the word “casuistry” a great deal here. I had to stop and look it up because it was unfamiliar. This is what it means. From Websters online.


Okay, now we have Doug’s fancy word he looked up in his thesaurus/dictionary out of the way let’s look at his argument, an argument that tells me he never considered the possibility of anything different than man on top in the dark missionary position sex among Christians. Guessing he missed “Lars and the Real Girl”

Doug10Doug does not realize this is an old issue and no one has sued anyone else for mechanical infidelity. Yawn, move along here, nothing new to see.

What is the most frightening to me about Doug Wilson and other Quiverfull cultural enforcers is that they genuinely believe they have control, or a say in, the personal bedroom antics of their followers. Cult leaders also believe that. Charles Manson used to control his acolytes sex lives by handing out acid tabs and assigning roles in the nightly orgies. Doug dreams of that level of control.

Doug10Sexual tsunami? He’s on a roll. Again, these are things that have been going on for years now.

Interesting that he’s saying that even talking about such things is prohibited because of the nature of vicarious thrill and titillation when that’s exactly what he is doing here. Again, a couple’s sex life is their business alone.

In the rest of the piece Doug manages to denounce and sneer at a long laundry list of celebrities and others that do not conform to his self-defined version of righteousness, poking his nose into all sorts of issues of sexuality, from gender identification to sexual proclivities. He goes so far as to say that these are people and things seeking to tear down decent Christian society. His list?

  • Bestiality (why is it that this is one of the first things patriarchs cite when talking of sexual immorality?)
  • Brothels
  • German Nazis (in a round about way)
  • The Ruling Elite
  • Feminists
  • Vichy Government
  • Bruce Jenner (refusing to use her chosen name of Kaitlyn)
  • Porn
  • One-handed magazines
  • Bitchy women
  • Cat Stevens (this one is most strange but it’s only because he’s now Muslim)
  • Lesbians

I leave you with this quote of his from the middle of that list:

“You can get sex the same way that people buying a double-wide trailer in the 70’s could get wood paneling.”

Exclusionary and judging based on class of housing. I’m so sure that Jesus would not like that much.

Skipping many paragraphs of his defining what true womanhood and manhood looks like because we all know what that looks like in Evangelical Quiverfull. Women stay home having babies and treating their husbands like God, while men behave in ways that reminds one of petty, tin-plated dictators.

Doug needs to stay out of everyone else’s bedroom. Owning your own sexuality, no matter what that looks like, is not his business at all.

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  • Nazis and sex toys – that’s quite a combo even for Dougie-boy.

  • John Pieret

    Okaaaaay … first it was their god’s inordinate interest in people choking their chicken or paddling the pink canoe … then, what undies you’re wearing … and now, checking in on how a couple goes about their private horizontal dancing.

    This Jesus of theirs is risking an arrest as a peeping Tom.

  • Raging Bee

    Sexdollification, a made up word that Doug Wilson…

    It’s also a fantasy theme, but I haven’t heard that word used to describe it. I guess we’ll see more of it when the Sexual Tsunami “comes.”

  • Raging Bee

    Nah, he gets a Religious Freedom Exemption. Not like that Mohammed guy…

  • AFo

    First off, Doug needs to stop trying to make himself sound smart with the big fancy words. My students try to do the same thing, and it is beyond obvious that they have no clue what these words actually mean or how to use them in the proper, just like Doug. Secondly, he needs therapy. Why the hell is a grown adult man so fixated on what people he will never meet may or may not be doing in their bedrooms? It’s not normal or healthy. Doug needs to accept that he can’t control the world.

  • igotbanned999

    Sexual Tsunami is going to be my new band name.

  • Iain Lovejoy

    “Word salad” appears to be unintentionally apt for Doug Wilson’s blog, since it seems to consist of important-sounding words mixed together in no particular order, interspersed with vaguely-related quotes from stuff he has read recently.
    I think it’s possible he is to make a point about the commodification of sex in there somewhere, but if so, it’s unclear exactly what. It’s difficult to criticise what he’s saying because it is quite hard to tell what he is saying at all in the first place.

  • lady_black

    I seem to remember such items being marketed and euphemized as “marital aids” and available by discrete mail order (in a plain brown wrapper, the ads trumpeted) back in the 1970s when I was growing up, usually in the backs of women’s magazines. Guys saw that it was good, and started demanding their own, ahem, devices before long. The market took off from there.
    Nobody was stupid enough to call such things “adultery” back then. Indeed, I have used sex toys with a partner as well as quite a few solo trips. Masturbation is fun, whether enjoyed with yourself, or with a partner. It can hardly be classified as cheating. It’s sex with the person I love the most! And if Doug expects us to think he never wanks his own crank, well, I have some ocean-front property in North Dakota he might be interested in buying.

  • lady_black

    It’s possible he was never taught to respect the boundaries of others. That makes him dangerous.

  • Nightshade

    Sounds kinky. I approve.

  • Saraquill

    For shame Wilson. Everyone knows vibrators are medical devices used to promote mental health. They alleviate that terrible burden caused when a uterus squishes the brain, and the attending physician expends minimal effort when treating a patient. Win-win!

    Signed, Victorian doctors

  • SAO

    I find it difficult to imagine a married man in a healthy relationship ever using a sex doll, so the point is moot. A man married to a woman who is sick and unablebto have sex, he gets a pass as to how he juggles his sexual feelings and his fidelity to his wife.

    If a vibrator is interfering with, not enhancing a couple’s sex life, the root problem is probably that the woman is not turned on by what her guy does in bed. Banning the vibrator is not going to solve that problem.

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    I have heard stories of couples that wanted to experience a three way in a completely safe way getting a sex doll to experiment with. Seems like Doug should be in favor of the non-cheating way to add a little variety in the bedroom.

  • The Jack of Sandwich

    Wilson seems to be suffering from hysteria. Vibrators were once commonly prescribed as a cure for that condition. Maybe he should give one a try.

  • Plain English

    Hey Doug, great post! Regarding casuistry, would that be like a preacher taking a young girl he knows has sinned with a preacher in training and sitting her down in his private office to have her explain in detail just exactly what she did with the trainee? Well done, Doug, I think we have a rather good example of why you chose the ministry.

  • Iain Lovejoy

    “Church trial”? So Doug & co can conduct divorce proceedings now? Does anyone know what the heck Doug is talking about or what a “Church trial” is?

  • John Pieret

    Well, if you were talking the Catholics, think Joan of Arc … though nowadays they’ve pretty well done away with burning at the stake. It is presumably a trial as to whether one is a heretic and should be excommunicated or de-fellowshiped or whatever the sect calls it. Wilson is a member of the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches (if that helps at all).

    P.S.: As to divorce, Jesus only allowed it in cases of adultery. So he seems to be talking about whether poking a sex doll or doin’ a dildo counts as marital infidelity so as to make any divorce “godly” and a church proceeding to determine that theological point.

  • Iain Lovejoy

    The Word according to Doug:
    Let he whose casuistry of the Bible is correct cast the first stone…
    Judge, because obviously you are not going to be judged…
    I came to the righteous, not to sinners…
    We have no sins to forgive, so obviously we’re fine not forgiving those who sin against us…

  • The Jack of Sandwich

    Is that where a church “investigates” a leader accused of child molestation and decides it was nothing serious and no need to cooperate with the secular authorities?

  • Anonyme

    Not as ridiculous as it sounds. To receive an annulment (not quite the same as divorce, but close enough) from the Catholic church, there has to be a literal TRIAL. The person petitioning for an annulment needs to have at least three “witnesses” to back up the petitioner’s claim and then a “triumvirate” (basically a panel of three judges) gets to decide whether or not an annulment is justified. This is one of the things that nearly drove me from the Church because not everyone will have witnesses, especially if it is a case of abuse which abuser/victim generally try to hide.
    (As to why I’m still Catholic, it may be because many of its people are basically good, and any denomination/relation will have its faults and sins. So confused…)

  • Mel

    He knows about boundaries. He just has no intention of obeying them. He knows that his interest in “sexual perversions” is clearly unhealthy which is why he justifies it under being ready when all of his fantasies become mainstream.

  • lady_black

    Oh yeah? When will that be?

  • Ruthitchka

    Hahahaha! Good pun.

  • Ruthitchka

    Doug Wilson is doing a good job of grossing me out today! Why is it that deeply religious men are so often obsessed with what other people are doing in their own bedrooms? My former (Orthodox Christian) priest was obsessed with the “evil gays” and their plan to destroy marriage, society, etc. There was a lot of right-wing politics thrown in, too. The Church Board asked him to tone it down a bit, so the difference now is the “evil gays” homilies are less frequent.

  • lady_black

    Heterosexuals have been doing a great job of screwing up marriage. They don’t need gays for that.

  • lady_black

    That’s because an annulment is a judgement of nullity. Not a divorce. Although the Church will not hear your case unless you have already obtained a civil divorce.
    To be null, the decision has to be reached whereby no real marriage ever existed (for whatever reason, I’m assuming some sort of fraud being involved). That’s where witnesses may come in handy. Either party may have mentioned something that could be used as evidence of fraud. Abuse doesn’t count.

  • Kevin K

    One-handed magazines? You mean like the Sears catalog I used when I was a wee lad?

  • Jason Pearson

    Oh, Doug, honey…lol. I can’t even read him any more without Weird
    Al’s “Angry White Boy Polka” playing in my head. Manipulating others
    into embracing psychosis is how neoplatonists resolve their own

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    He does remind one of that Weird Al song! For those unfamiliar with the ‘Angry White Boy Polka’ here it is =

  • Jason Pearson

    I already commented today, but this has been bothering me: I can’t help wondering how many children died of disease and starvation while Apostle Wilson was busily scribbling about vibrators. Just a thought…

  • Klapaucius

    “Does anyone know … what a “Church trial” is?”

    What Roy Moore called his relationships with 14-year-olds?