re-sharing my reflection on Sunshine Faith: http://sunshinefaith.com/blanche-dorothy-and-rose-buy-condoms/
“The Golden Girls” set the bar not only for shows based on female friendship but also demonstrated that older adults were having sex. Despite the groundbreaking messages of the golden girls, we are still hesitant to talk about sex as a society. We lower our voices and even turn red when saying the words penis and vagina. What is so embarrassing? Sexual relations are a natural and sacred expression of the mutual affection and love between two people—the giving of oneself, body and soul, to another. As Blanche proclaims there is nothing to be ashamed of because what they are doing is morally and socially responsible; one can even argue that this is also a faith-based statement. Her words reflect what Reverend Debra Haffner writes in the Religious Declaration on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing: “sexuality is God’s life-giving and life-fulfilling gift…all persons have the right and responsibility to lead sexual lives that express love, justice, mutuality, commitment, consent and pleasure…” How can we create spaces where we can openly (and proudly!!!) discuss sex and its presence in our lives and its connection to our faith?