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48 Examples of Sensualized Religion

From Rubber-Clad Nuns to Pope Condoms

— April 10, 2011 — Naughty
Sacrilegious nuns and inappropriate naughty religious toys are just some of the ways today’s modern world has sensualized religion.

Religious icons have become sexualized in an effort to generate a buzz surrounding specific brands or topics. The idea of sensualized religion has caused uproar amongst many religious groups, which in turn generates more hype. From rubber-clad nuns to pope condoms, the more potentially offensive the product is, the more hype it will most likely create.

Sensualized religion relies heavily on the idea of blasphemy, which in turn can either hurt or help a brand’s popularity. These examples of sensualized religion demonstrate how scandalous pop culture creatives have gotten with this innocent topic.
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Stigmata Servants
Stigmata Servants
The ‘Butler's Club' Ad Promises Miraculous Service
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46
Banned Religion Ads
Banned Religion Ads
The Rejected Super Bowl Ad Featuring Christian Bible Readings
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45
Holy Intimacy Enhancements
Holy Intimacy Enhancements
Islamic Adult Products Shops Adhere to Religious Protocol
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44
Certifiable Virginity
Certifiable Virginity
The Certificate of Virginity Will Prove Your Purity
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43
Celebreligious Mashups
Celebreligious Mashups
The Cyclops Virgin Mary is Made Out of an Olsen Doll
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42
Sacrilegious Talismans
Sacrilegious Talismans
The Heretic Necklace is so Creepy it is Awesome
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41
Sacrilegious iPhone Apps
Sacrilegious iPhone Apps
‘Me So Holy' Deemed Too Devilish by Apple
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40
Sacrilegious Fashion Spreads
Sacrilegious Fashion Spreads
The Ones2Watch 'The Kill' Editorial by Jeremy Williams
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39
Shaved Sacrilegious Symbols
Shaved Sacrilegious Symbols
Photographer Josh Greet Highlights the Punk Scene
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38
Force Field Digital Art
Force Field Digital Art
ReEvolutionare Captures Spiritual Icons with Mixed Media
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37
Celebritizing Virginity
Celebritizing Virginity
Britain's Most Famous Virgin Sarah Jane Newbury is Not Joking
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36
Pope Condoms
Pope Condoms
Prophylactics to Mock Pope Benedict XVI's Views on Contraception
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35
Haute Couture Religious Figures
Haute Couture Religious Figures
The Virgin Mary Louis Vuitton Statue Mixes Fashion and Religion
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34
Piercing Prayer Pictorials
Piercing Prayer Pictorials
Marcelina Sowa Poses for 'Being Bathory' in Fashion Gone Rogue
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33
Pope-Inspired Models
Pope-Inspired Models
Pope John Paul Cited as Joanna Krupa's Inspiration
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32
Holy Pageants
Holy Pageants
"Miss Sister 2008" Catholic Beauty Contest
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31
Controversial Cultural Creations
Controversial Cultural Creations
Iqbal Hussain Portraits Muslim Women Sans Head Scarves
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30
Veiled Fashion Photography
Veiled Fashion Photography
Bela Borsodi Takes on Cultural Approaches to Beauty With a Burqa
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29
Barbie Burkas
Barbie Burkas
Mattel 'Save the Children' Barbies Have Traditional Makeovers
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28
Reverent Photo Shoots
Reverent Photo Shoots
'Conversation With God' by Mariya Sabotinova is Just Like a Prayer
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27
Surreal Religious Remixes
Surreal Religious Remixes
'The New Revelations' by Giancarlo Cruz is a Twist on Religion
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26
Hell-Chic Photography
Hell-Chic Photography
The Dafne Cejas Dazed & Confused November 2010 Spread is Eerily Gorgeous
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25
Religious Fashion
Religious Fashion
Teenage Millionaire's Jesus & Mary Line
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24
Scandalous Church Billboards
Scandalous Church Billboards
St. Matthew in the City Anglican Church Stirs Controversy With Ad
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23
Risque Sacrilegious Spreads
Risque Sacrilegious Spreads
The Ashley Smith Dedicate June 2010 Editorial has a Bad Attitude
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22
Rose-Tinted Rosary Editorials
Rose-Tinted Rosary Editorials
Axarquic Lady by Diego Diaz is Religiously Ravishing
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Sacrilegious Photoshoots
Sacrilegious Photoshoots
Numero February 2010 Shows Fashion in Camilla Akrans ‘Faith'
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20
Blasphemous Marketing
Blasphemous Marketing
Antonio Federici Under Fire for Sexualized Nun & Priest Ad
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19
Brooding Gothic Babes
Brooding Gothic Babes
The Melissa Rodwell Chapel Series is a Dark Take on the Occult
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18
Sinful Catwalk Icons
Sinful Catwalk Icons
Ricardo Oyarzun's 'Virgin Mary' Models Rock Unholy Cleavage
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17
Hollywood Saints
Hollywood Saints
Megan Fox as Mother Teresa
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Nuns Behaving Badly
Nuns Behaving Badly
Zoso's 'Oh Forgive Me Father, for I Have Sinned' is the Dark Side of Piety
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15
Luxe Metallic Frocks
Luxe Metallic Frocks
The Gareth Pugh Winter 2011/2012 Collection is Glamorously Dark
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14
Sacrilegious Catwalk Icons
Sacrilegious Catwalk Icons
Ricardo Oyarzun's Virgin Mary Models Rock Unholy Cleavage
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13
Sexy Ads Upset the Pope
Sexy Ads Upset the Pope
Racy Equinox Fitness Ad
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12
Haute Religiontography
Haute Religiontography
Melissa Rodwell's Photography Crosses Lines
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11
Supermodel Nuns
Supermodel Nuns
Naomi & Agyness on "Pop" Fall 2008 Cover
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10
Bejeweled Nun Fashion
Bejeweled Nun Fashion
The Lara Stone Vogue Paris December 2009 Spread
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9
Playing God in Bed
Playing God in Bed
Genesis Luxury Pleasures Sex Toys Inspired by Creation
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8
Racy Nun Photography
Racy Nun Photography
The Miranda Kerr Numéro June 2010 Spread Gets Down and Dirty
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7
Controversial Couture
Controversial Couture
Veil Debate Inspires Paris Designers at Fashion Week
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6
Vampire Nuns
Vampire Nuns
The Work of Oleg Duryagin
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5
Religiously Dark Photography
Religiously Dark Photography
Camille Domain Photographs Anzhela Turenko as a Lost Soul
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4
Naughty Sacrilegious Editorials
Naughty Sacrilegious Editorials
‘Nun Head' Shows Another Side of Nuns in Pop Magazine
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3
Naughty Nun Photography
Naughty Nun Photography
The Brian Ypperciel Kitten Magazine Features a Religious Motif
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2
Naughty Nun Photoshoots
Naughty Nun Photoshoots
Jessica Hart and Lydia Hearst are Sensually Seductive Sisters
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Rubber-Clad Nuns
Rubber-Clad Nuns
Bizarre Underground Fetish Convents
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