[quote="usagi1962, post:6, topic:181096"]
Hey, I'm Catholic and I have problems with the Church's teaching on sexuality. So I don't think that the comment "Catholics hate sex" is a stereotype. I think it is a valid critism of Church teaching. However, I would go further and say pretty much all Christians hate sex, in that all Christian traditions teach that it is evil and that the enjoyment of sex is a sin.
Yes, I am a convert. I came into the Church at Easter 2008. I was a pagan until I met the man I was to marry (we married in the Church in Sept 2008). I honor all the Church's teachings, even the ones I question, but the issue with sexuality is a source of conflict and absence of joy in an otherwise wonderful marriage.
As far as real stereotypes about Catholics that bother me, I would have to say the common misconception that Catholics worship Mary tops the list. Also high on the list is that all priests are as bad as the ones that make the news for breaking their vows. I always tell people who tell me that it isn't true; it's just that the people who report the news don't find the good priests interesting because they aren't involved in any scandals.
Just my opinions...
As far as I'm concerned the statement "Catholics hate sex" most certainly is a stereotype and is false. The Church has never taught that sex between a consenting man and woman within the context of a sacramental marriage is a sin or that the enjoyment of the love shared within that relationship is sinful. I would also add that your belief that Christians hate sex is silly and false as well. The Church, however, does insist that sex should never be used to objectify the human person or that sex, in and of itself, is the ultimate measure of love within a human relationship. Christianity does not teach that sex is evil, but that the misuse of sex can limit a dignified view of the human person. This is what the Church thinks is evil