I’m not talking about the medieval popes either (which would also be true, albeit in a different sense).

One of the biggest mistakes people make is to think of the Catholic Church as a sexually repressed religion. Bishops, priests, and nuns obviously don’t have sex and so one would think that sex = bad. This is what a lot of people think the Catholic Church’s sex education consists of:

"Don't you long to shout to those youths who are bustling around you: Fools! Leave those worldly things that shackle the heart - and very often degrade it - leave all that and come with us in search of Love!" -St. Josemaria Escriva
“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody's business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy.” ― Thomas Merton