Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Orgasm - divine union

Batsheba. Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1889 (ref
The wife of Uria is one of the four women mentioned 
by Matthew in the family-tree of Jesus

When Jesus Christ was asked about divorce that is allowed by the Law of Moses he referred to the story of Creation in a particularly deep and significant way - intercourse (coitus) makes man and woman one flesh.

And He rose from thence, and went into the region of Judea by the farther side of the Jordan.
And the people resorted unto Him again; and as He was wont, He taught them again.
And the Pharisees came to Him and asked Him, "Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife?" -- testing Him.
And He answered and said unto them, "What did Moses command you?"
And they said, "Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away."
And Jesus answered and said unto them, "Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. But from the beginning of the creation, 'God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh.' So then they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder."
Mark 10:1-9 KJ21

The verses in the Bible Jesus is referring contain the "being one" - as image of God, male plus female and the act of making love :

"So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them." Gen 1:27

"Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh." Gen 2:24

Please, note that it is not the Amen of the priest ("you may kiss the bride") or of the rabbi or the signature of the imam that signifies this becoming one, but the physical act of intercourse itself.

For this reason St Paul warns about prostitution, as the same physical act is present

What? Know ye not that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? "For two," saith He, "shall be one flesh." 1 Cor 16:6

Jesus also teaches us that there is no sex after the resurrection "for they are like angels". 

"For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in Heaven." Matthew 22:30

This may make afterlife somewhat less interesting to some people but notice that there is no sex in the other place, either.


The Wave

God has created a wonderful world of things that bring man and woman, or any male and female in nature, together. The list of attractions is long and the web of social factors even longer and there is no end to the music, literature, poetry, visual arts, movies and ... describing the love games that lead two individuals to become one.

At the heart of the intercourse there is an irresistible process of increasing pleasure that is aimed for the male towards the point of orgasm, explosive ejaculation of his semen into the womb of the woman. If this does not happen, no matter how intensive the arousal, the song is that of Rolling Stones "I cannot get satisfaction". Something did not happen.

[For a spectacular medical MRI image of intercourse from theVisualMD,com click here.]

The female genitals are built especially for the somewhat curved male penis and lubricated during the act so that the man can keep pushing it deeper and deeper inside her. The friction on the tip of his penis inside the vagina causes in normal cases very powerful feelings of pleasure and stimulation that drive the process.

There is a kind of locking in the heart of the intercourse that is almost impossible to interrupt and the obvious goal is the fertilization of the female egg that is waiting for it in the uterus.The process is designed to guarantee the entry of the seed into the womb and one look at the world population charts demonstrates how extremely efficient system this is.

Female orgasm

Strictly speaking, female orgasm is not required for the reproduction system to work.

It is not always even recognized that the woman would have some needs other than the honour of being penetrated by the supreme man in search of his sexual satisfaction. In Sub-Saharan Africa the removal of clitoris or the entire external system with the labia surely prevents female orgasm and is believed to make the marriage more happy.

We may be quite sure, however, that marriages - and also extra-marital affairs - where the man is considerate about the woman's emotional and sexual needs, brings additional sweetness and feelings of love and belonging to the sexual act. But female orgasm is an extra bonus in good relationship and the fertilization of the egg can be achieved by only the man experiencing the ultimate pleasure of sexual orgasm.

Orgasm in Nature

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In the animal world the locking of male and female during intercourse can be quite concrete, as in the case of dogs where the male member is physically stuck inside the female for almost ten minutes after the intercourse. Other male dogs that were fighting so fiercely for the right to fertilize that bitch understand and wait patiently without bothering the locked couple.

Orgasm is highly effective and God has given it to all mammals and also to birds, as we can see in their courting and love making. But do breeding fish have orgasm in sex? They must have something going in them that guides the laying of the eggs and the spreading of the fish sperm over it in water, a deep need and a navigation system and timers and so on.

Same wonders of creation can be seen in insect world where an army of ants takes care of the fertilization of the queen in an ant hill and where female trilobites swimming in Cambrian seas carry the eggs. What feelings go with the sex act we do not really know but they certainly work.

Again, the wonderful system of breeding, pollination, works in complex ways between entirely different species, insects and plants, both benefiting from the cooperation.  We would not expect flowers to feel anything during pollination when honey bees are aroused and attracted to them by scent and colour and who knows what to satisfy their need, perhaps even lust, for nectar.

But really, what do we know about the emotions of plants?

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