Catholics are known for being sexually repressed. Just think of the lyrics to Billy Joel's Only the Good Die Young, and you'll see what I mean. But American Catholics have been doing this a long time. We call it "cafeteria style" faith, where we pick and choose which parts of the religion we want to follow.
Take birth control, for example. Catholics don't believe in it. I'm from a family of eight kids, because my parents followed that rule. But have you noticed how small families are getting these days? Um, I'm pretty sure it's not because the rhythm method has miraculously become effective!
As a writer, I have to keep an active social media platform going. That means I am often contacted by religious folks who want me to change my ways. I'm not going to lie to you...it can be a bit freaky at times...but I always just ignore their DMs.
My philosophy is simple. Don't read it if you don't like it. As for erotica, I believe it can work with religion. I tried to show that in my book, Paging Dr. Turov. My two main characters go to church together often.
So that's my soapbox for the day. On a side note, I also hear from a lot of pervs. That's a whole other story, and I'll write about it at a later date.