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“I’ll be a park, and thou shalt be my deer; Feed where thou wilt, on mountains or in dale; Graze upon my lips, and if those hills be dry, stray lower, where the pleasant fountains lie.” William Shakespeare (1593)
My oh my, Mr. Shakespeare – you sure set the bar high in the sensuality department.
At the risk of becoming the blog that won’t stop talking about embarrassing subjects, we’re talking about the big S-E-X today.
I’ve already confessed to my new year’s sex resolution, we’ve talked about how I’m not using shampoo for a month, and about how I tried reusable TP. In the past I have discussed the how and why of consuming your placenta after giving birth, how much I love cloth pads for my menstrual cycle, and other favorites like not showering every day.
Since I guess I’ve already kind of established myself as a lover of taboo and slightly weird topics… let’s dive right in, shall we?
For whatever reason, Christians don’t talk about sex, and if they do it’s almost always in a shaming and fear-mongering way.
I’ve never heard a sermon preached on “How to Spice Up your Sex Life Without Porn or Perversions” or “How to Rekindle Sexual Passion After You’ve been Married for a Decade, had 3 Babies, and Forgot what Sex was Because you were so Damn Sleep-Deprived”. (I betcha a hundred bucks those titles would pack out the pews on a Sunday morning.)
Unfortunately, since Christians don’t usually talk about it, we learn all we know from Cosmopolitan Magazine and Hollywood, which loves to portray the hot and heavy quickies with much ado, usually fueled by uninhibited lustful desires.
In a world of cheap, de-valued, and plentiful sexual encounters, the fact that sex is inherently an act of intimacy is often forgotten.
Despite embracing a crudely animalistic mentality regarding sex, one thing our culture does get right is the encouragement of sensuality between two committed adults. (I’d place a few more parameters there, personally, but that’s another post for another day.)
Of course, sensuality is a bit more than just sexuality. It’s full of layers and nuances and emotional connection.
After being married for a decade, we’ve realized the importance of connecting in a slow and sensual way from the beginning. It can be difficult to carve out time when you’re busy and exhausted from kids and life and all that goes alongside, but it’s absolutely vital.