I love Dpaula's responses in this thread-- even if the idea of sex=procreation is, I think, more Catholic than Orthodox.
Is there an official Orthodox view on sex?
Serious question. I'm curious.
augustin is a frequent unwanted reminder of such things around here.
In what way?
Consistently bursting the romanticized bubble of those who turn their pathology into spiritual virtue and rewrite the (often "old") world in their illness.
^----If this seems cryptic, I'll be blunt:
Socially inept folks who can't have sex and find their solution to their problem in making it a virtue clothed in the spirituality of Orthodoxy. They then like to think they are of the same mind and heart of Church Fathers speaking of and to no one like themselves. augustin reminds them of all of the above in tersely turned brilliance.
In reality, most Orthodox basically act like most folks wherever they live, perhaps more towards the slight conservative side of stuff.
This ain't complicated.
So when it comes to gays being forever celibate, well hey, if they can't have sex, no one can either, especially gays.
The more sane folks who can actually have sex pretty much whenever they want, realize that such a "cross" to be enormously difficult and are less hostile toward homosexual sin.