Religious and political powers discovered thousands of years ago that if they could control sexuality they could control creative and independent thinking. Control over the minds and bodies of people ensured control over financial resources. Yes it is a very archaic system and way of thinking but it has become so engrained in our society that guilt and shame have a hold over us, not just our minds but into our very cells. Fortunately the shift in consciousness from religion to spirituality brings with it a better understanding about sexuality and liberation from the thinking that has controlled us for millennia. The fundamentalist way of life controls the sexuality of both men and women, creating an environment that leads to immense emotional and physical dysfunction based in shame for being the sexual, loving, creative beings we were designed to be.