4) The act of physical sexual union
in Borges's fiction as a way to experience the absolute or the sublime is extremely rare.
Physical intimacies between the opposite sexes do not extend to sexual union
but are confined to the upper extremities and entail caresses, kissing and embraces.
As Connie and Parkin's sexual union
on the forest floor progresses, the lovers become decidedly less reserved.
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.
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.
That he will go on shortly to depict their sexual union
in terms that call to mind Cixous's rules of ecriture feminine further supports the contention that, at least in this novel, Hemingway was exploring a view of sexuality that differed substantially from the model he typically followed.
This highly original and provocative book is a study of the theoretical literature of diabolical sorcery and witchcraft produced between 1430 and 1530 that focused on the sexual union
between demons and women.
We turn back for such a view in the twelfth century in the last chapter, devoted to poetic literature and its presentation of the married couple as a pair of lovers, specifically with regard to their contraction of marriage and their sexual union
on the first night.
McCarrick also argued that the use of condoms "contradicts our faith's understanding of sexual union
as an expression of spousal love.
Cleaver's focus on the sexual union
between black men and white women can be seen as an attempt to wrestle power from a white supremacist patriarchal state.
Instead of teaching children that sexual activity is normal from puberty onwards, we should explain what all our ancestors knew--that sexual union
really only finds its true meaning and purpose in the lifelong union of marriage between a man and a woman.