Titles by: Gracie Ackerman
Gracie grew up in a fundamentalist Christian household; she was taught that women didn’t really like sex and that men liked it way too much. As a girl maturing into a woman, this was very confusing. She thought about boys all the time; she daydreamed about a man holding her in his arms and what the actual act of lovemaking would be like. But she was taught these thoughts were sinful and that touching her own body was gross and dirty. It seemed to her that everything natural was a sin. Gracie found that the Christian Bible was full of contradictions. The Song of Solomon was supposed to be about the Church being the Bride of Christ. She read it many times because it was so erotic; to her, it was about a man and a woman longing for each other above others, finding each other after they had a fight, and then having great makeup sex! But it seemed to her, somehow, when the books of the Bible were put together, this became a disinfected, metaphorical look at the Church being married to God.