They say sex sells—and it’s not just hearsay. Remember Calvin Klein’s controversial—and sex-charged—advertising campaign from a decade ago? It doubled the designer’s revenue. And that’s just one example.
Although studies show that some are offended by sex in advertising—I am one of those people—it seems the topic nevertheless drives viewers in droves.
With that theory in mind, I set out to review some of the most popular articles of all time on Charisma News. You probably don’t have to guess what I found. Yes, it seems sex sells—even among tongue-talking, Spirit-filled Pentecostal and charismatic Christians who frequent this site.
Let’s review a few of the headlines on Charisma News that prove the point.
“Sex Symbols Who Speak in Tongues?” was one of our most popular articles in the history of the site. Megan Fox claims she speaks in tongues, and Michael Brown asks some hard questions.
And did you know that science proves premarital sex rewires the brain? Yes, one of our most popular articles ever reveals there’s a reason why breaking up from a sexual relationship is much more emotionally painful and much harder to forget than one that didn’t involve sex.
Another article that went massively viral was my column that asked “Why Do So Many ‘Born-Again, Spirit-Filled’ Women Show Off Cleavage in Church?” in which I question why some women enter God’s sanctuary on Sunday mornings dressed for clubbing.
Source: Charisma News
Jennifer LeClaire is news editor at Charisma. She is also the author of several books, including The Making of a Prophet. You can email Jennifer at email@example.com or visit her website here. You can also join Jennifer on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.