Although I am a fan of JGL, I did not appreciate his film as much as I thought I would have. He was provocative and alluring along with his well chosen cast.
Though satire is used in many movies, I felt it may have been overtly done in this particular film. A bit overtop.
I know Catholics are frequently portrayed as robotically following many “rules” but not necessarily to the point that independent thinking is not warranted. Priests in the movie appeared stoic and apathetic.
What the guy had was an addiction to pleasuring himself which gave him unrealistic ideals of what a love relationship was like.