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In Poland, an online sex shop comes out with a range of sex toys for married Roman Catholic couples "who love God."
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In the Polish online sex shop for married Catholics, the “romantic evening package” comes decked out with "sexy dice," raunchy underwear, massage oil and a book called “Theology of the body – blessed by John Paul II”. (Alkowa Malzenska /Courtesy)

Roll the dice.

It’s been endorsed by the Catholic Church in Poland. If you are married, that is.

So claims Izabela Kwiatkowska, who opened Alkowa Malzenska (Marital Alcove), an online sex shop for married Catholic couples. 

"We came to the conclusion that marriage is the best terrain for developing sexuality," she said to the TVP public television network.

According to TheNews.pl, the “sexy dice” sex toy is currently the hottest seller in the e-shop.

So how does it work?

The dice recommends where partners should caress or kiss each other, if they have run out of ideas in their long marriages. (Hands, as scandalous as that is, is one of the recommendations.)

Customers can buy the dice separately, or in a “romantic evening package” that comes with raunchy underwear, massage oil and a book called “Theology of the body – blessed by John Paul II."

The notion of “sex compatible with Catholicism” is getting some traction lately, especially in Poland.

Long before Catholic-friendly lubricants made their way to local households, happy Poles already had one renowned Catholic sexpert: Father Ksawery Knotz.

I interviewed him in 2010, when the Capuchin friar published his best-selling book “Sex is Divine.”

He has also been publishing a popular blog, where he addresses anything from God-approved birth control to the morality of oral sex.

Here's Father Knotz on that last point:

Caressing the external genitals with your lips or tongue as an element of foreplay is morally acceptable and we must not perceive it as a sin…The Church preaching would contradict itself claiming that some parts of a beloved person's body, such as mouth, breasts, thighs, buttocks, can be caressed and kissed, while others, such as genitals, cannot be kissed, caressed or touched.

Well, there you have it.

How much more endorsement for rolling the dice does one need?

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/wanderlust/erotic-toys-catholics-sex