Erotic Genesis: Author adds sex scenes to the Bible

"Genesis Deflowered" is in the book stores now.
“Genesis Deflowered” is in the book stores now.

Who would have guessed that the Bible could be the new erotic bedside book?

According to Matthew Stillman, author of “Genesis Deflowered,” sex before marriage, threesomes, incest, group sex, kinky fetish cuckolding and, yes, gay sex, all make an appearance in the first book of the Bible.

“There are more than 500 suggested sexual acts in Genesis, but none of them are described,” says Stillman. “Adding text to it helps people create a new dialogue, as well as entertain and excite them.”

So, Stillman took the King James version of Genesis and basically added sex scenes. He wrote his kinky additions in the same Elizabethan language used in that version of the Bible to help give it flow. The result is less the Bible you know from church and reads more like an erotic novel.

Sound blasphemous? Stillman insists that what he is writing wouldn’t shock readers from hundreds of years ago.

“A long time ago, people would have an understanding of what the [sexual] insinuations [in Genesis] actually meant. It has been lost because our society has gotten more ingrained and crystallized when it comes to what the Bible means.”

He points to the overcrowded love story of Jacob, Leah and Rachel (Genesis 29 and 30), which Stillman claims doesn’t make a “lot of sense until there is sex involved.” Jacob is married to two women in the Bible, Leah and Rachel. The Bible claims that he loves Rachel and hates Leah. “But Leah is the one that gives him all his children and that is just glossed over in the Bible,” Stillman notes.

“He hates this woman, loves that woman, but he keeps on having children with the one he hates. That only makes sense if you put a sexual context to that. What’s it like to have to have someone you hate to have your children with? What’s it like to feel frustrated about being with someone you love but that you cannot have children with? That story suddenly takes on more emotionally resonance when you spell it out.”

Stillman is prepared for the backlash (he talked to Fox News about the detractors).

“Some religious people are offended by it but some have also responded incredibly well to it. Some atheists will think that it’s really great and interesting, because it makes the Bible readable. Feminists will find it great, because a lot of them find the Bible to be a patriarchal text. ‘Genesis Deflowered’ tries to reverse that by giving names to unnamed women and by giving them sexual agency,” he says.


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