The tough one was the smoking hot Muslim that I dated while in college. She was waning in her faith an wanted to be independent of her family and do her own thing. Mentioned it to her mom. Giphy Yep, my first love was from a completely different religious background and that's why things ended before we left high school. We dated for about 2 and a half years and it was the first relationship for either of us. He was southern baptist, I was agnostic raised in a Catholic in name only family.
In fact, I might argue that one way conservative religion hooks people is by creating psychological hang-ups about sex, for which it then claims to offer a solution. The Church knows that. It also knows that forbidding something we crave—making it taboo—can make the craving stronger. Even if you are secular you likely have been infected with noxious ideas that come straight from the Ancient Near East and Medieval Europe by way of the Catholic Church or derivative Protestant sects.
I'd been raised in a kind of pointillist Reform Judaism, almost entirely protected from homophobia; when I realized I was gay it was, if anything, a relief. I thought I finally had an explanation for the persistent sense of difference I'd felt since early childhood. This sheltered upbringing may help explain my sunny undergraduate confidence that even though I knew of literally nobody else who had ever tried to be both unashamedly gay and obediently Catholic, I was totally going to do it.