The couple's first sexual union
closes with an unceremonious grunt from Parkin as he ejaculates while Connie reclines beneath him, conspicuously motionless (and "unfulfilled").
This is why Christ calls us back to God's original intent for sexual union
within marriage between man and woman: "in the beginning it was not so" (Matt.
The marital acts of a husband and wife whose sexual union
cannot give them a child are morally right, provide they are performed in a loving manner, and provided they are intended to fulfill the behavioral conditions of procreation.
Once both spouses understand their partner's sexual needs and desires, then their role in the sexual union
49) Consequently, every sexual union
, especially in true marriage, is a symbolic realization of the union of God and his Shekhinah and shares therefore in the very mystery of God.
Some within Protestantism would disagree with this interpretation of the Protestant view of the weight of procreation, arguing either that procreation is the central Christian rationale for sexual union
or that it is co-equal in importance with the unitive end.
among men was abhorent because it subverted the dominant gender roles of the penetrated female and penetrating male.
In addition to the creation of this one-flesh union, sexual intercourse must be seen biblically as serving the purposes of biological reproduction, with the family unit established by sexual union
providing the optimal context for the nurture of children (Genesis 1 and 2).
Hermaphroditic sexual union
is antithetical: neither one nor none, neither male nor female, both ecstatic liquid mingling and cursed dissolution.
They are only replenished when the protist is joined with another in sexual union
The dancing of the devadasis is itself an offering, an offering of maithuma, or sexual union
He also designed the gift of sexual union
and gave us important guidelines.