Monday, November 24, 2008

Sex, Baby!

Okay, so lotsa people talking about Rev. Ed Young and his command to his flock to have sex every day for one week.

Well ... t'ain't original. Nor dramatic. This minister, last year, asked his married parishioners to have sex every day for 30 days.

Well, me being me, I brought this up in my Christian Ethics class last year. There were some joking remarks about it, then we went on to something else.

However ... my professor (who is a very thoughtful person and a conservative Christian) went off, thought about it, and studied his Bible. A week later, he had all of us turn to Proverbs 5:18-19:

May your fountain be blessed,
and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.

A loving doe, a graceful deer—
may her breasts satisfy you always,
may you ever be captivated by her love.

And we had a very good conversation. And I got to advance my contention that preachers need to talk more about sex.

Do I think sex is the solution to everything? Nah, of course not. And maybe a better way would be to challenge couples to spend a half hour every night with no tv, no computer, no Blackberry -- just each other. But neither am I offended by the idea that a minister challenge their partnered congregants to focus on sex for a week.

In the words of renowned theologian George Michael ... Sex is natural, sex is good.


Kristina said...

I can't decide whether to have my husband read this post, or to block it from view on our computer!

Sex IS natural, good, and all that, but as you most likely know, things like cancer in the family get in the way. And fatigue. And busy schedules. How I miss my lost libido!

And I just have to add: the line, "may her breasts satisfy you always" was enough to bring me to tears. Having had a double mastectomy, there's not much satisfaction in my chest. Damnit. I'd like to say something more profound than that, but damnit is about all I can come up with.

Lizard Eater said...

Oh, Kristina. I'm sorry. And I agree with you -- "damnit."

It's obvious from your writing that your heart is filled with love. So I would argue that there is much satisfaction to be found in your chest.