A Look Into Christian Porn

Valentine Wiggin
2 min readOct 8, 2020
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Christian porn may sound like an oxymoron, especially to those with more conservative sexual attitudes. However, the concept isn’t exactly unheard of. Uncovering Intimacy defines Christian porn as sexually explicit material created by a married (presumably cishet) couple for their own personal use. Under this definition, the couple cannot profit off of their work or involve others in it. Logically, these restrictions place limits on production value and the types of fantasies that can be re-enacted.

A proposal on Sex in Christ places similar restrictions on the actors themselves, but seems to permit other people to film and for those involved to profit off of their work. Under this proposal, the porn produced will emphasize consent, equal pleasure, and instructions that many generations of Christians have missed under abstinence-only sex education. These productions will be used to affirm relevant values such as faith, family, monogamy, and the concept of Christian marriage. The proposal aims to undo unrealistic expectations of the opposite sex and warped views of sex and sexuality.

On the other hand, adult filmmaker B. Skow went a different direction and casted Alec Knight as Aman (pronounced: a man), a sex-positive messiah who returned to Earth in 2015. In this film called In the Flesh, this messiah has one message and that is to “Go fuck yourself” (literally). In the Flesh was made with the intention of dissolving hangups around masturbation and sex-related shame. In a subversive twist, In the Flesh turns the idea the general image of Christian sexuality on its head with Aman.

Like Christian entertainment, Christian porn can have a wide variety of takes on the term. Some may use it to promote a niche genre of porn that caters to those who wouldn’t otherwise view it or others may use Christian themes to promote sex positivity. The term “Christian porn” isn’t applicable to porn producers who happen to be Christian, but produce primarily secular porn. It refers to porn that aims to promote, deconstruct, or play on Christianity.

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Valentine Wiggin

Death-positive, sex-positive, and LGBTQ-affirming Christian. Gen Z. I hate onions. She/her