Sacred prostitution and sexual rituals

Sacred prostitution, temple prostitution, or religious prostitution is a sexual ritual consisting of sexual intercourse or other sexual activity performed in the context of religious worship, perhaps as a form of fertility rite and divine marriage (hieros gamos). Scholars have long considered such practices to be customary in the ancient world; however, more recent scholarship […]

Widespread sacred prostitution received allot of Revisionist criticism

Sacred Prostitution or ritual sex trace back to Babylonian custom Ancient Greek , Ancient Rome, Aztecs and Mayans, but the widespread sacred prostitution also received allot of Revisionist criticism but did really this type of rituals existed ?. Recently some scholars, such as Robert A. Oden, Stephanie Lynn Budin and others, have questioned whether sacred prostitution, as an institution whereby […]