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sexual intercourse

the act carried out for procreation or for pleasure in which the insertion of the male's erect penis into the female's vagina is followed by rhythmic thrusting usually culminating in orgasm; copulation; coitus
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This does not mean however, that they are the same experience." Not surprisingly, in many of the world's religions, mystic union is described in terms of sexual union.
Is the spiritual goal of the loss of vanity being equated with sexual union?
Despite Museo salvaje's emphasis on a lack of communion with God and fellow humans, it is noteworthy that the poets' collections also coincide in the view of sexual union as a possible source of insight.
In a marital union and the sexual union of the spouses within that union, masculine and feminine elements are ontologically and affectively linked in a unified whole.
The links between Pablo and the great homoerotic artists of past generations illustrate his desire for a connection between creative men that may give value and purpose to same-sex desire, and may provide grounding for the physical act of sexual union that forms so much of the narrative.
Loader begins with Genesis, but notes how those passages are retold in the Book of Jubilees to make the sexual union between man and woman very positive and special.
Beginning aptly with the versions of the biblical Genesis and related creation myths, Loader (emeritus, New Testament, Murdoch U., Perth, Australia) reads interpretations regarding the creation of man and woman and sexual union in historical/cultural context for general readers.
As these 16 goddesses (five of whom are described here) trace the phases of the moon from new to full, they tell a story of literal and metaphorical sexual union. Each figure represents one aspect of the complexities, vulnerabilities, ugliness, and transformative potential of human connection.
The sexual union of a man and woman is called the marital act because the two become physically one in a way that is impossible between two men or two women.
The first son of Jacob, Reuben, is depicted uniquely weeping in remorse for his ill-conceived sexual union with his father's concubine, Bilhah.
Gallagher begins by stating the traditionalist view of marriage, a view she says elites now find incomprehensible: "Marriage is intrinsically a sexual union of husband and wife, because these are the only unions that can make new life and connect those children in love to their co-creators, their mother and their father."