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Christians under Covers: Evangelicals and Sexual Pleasure on the Internet

Kelsy Burke


Christians under Covers shifts how scholars and popular media typically talk about religious conservatives and sexuality. Moving attention away from debates over homosexuality, premarital sex, and other sexual sins, this virtual ethnography examines the online world of Christian sex advice—blogs, message boards, and online stores that promote the idea that God wants married, heterosexual couples (but only them) to have great sex. The internet allows evangelical website users to reimagine their faith, drawing from existing religious beliefs while also talking about God in sometimes unorthodox w ... More

Keywords: religion, sexuality, heterosexuality, gender, evangelical, marriage, internet, virtual ethnography, sex advice, Christian

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520286320
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520286320.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kelsy Burke, author
St. Norbert College