More Sex God

Another worthwile snippet from Sex God:

 The woman says in Song of Songs, “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.”

She speaks of a paradox. Two things are going on here. She’s giving. Giving herself away. Letting go. Losing herself in her lover. And yet she’s also getting something in return: the other person. Her lover, at the same time, has let go and fallen into her. There is something about losing yourself to another and their losing themselves in you at the same time that defies our ability to categorize. Healthy marriages all have this sense of mutual abandon to each other. They’ve both jumped, in essence, into the arms of the other. There is a sense of mutual abandon between them. If one holds back, if one refrains, it doesn’t work.

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4 Responses to More Sex God

  1. I simply must get this and his other book. I saw a few of the Nooma series videos. They were captivating.

  2. BrentD says:

    Thank you for the Post. I have not read the book yet, but heard that it is great.

  3. curtis says:

    Yeah, I need to read this too…

    This reminds me about the engagement ring that my wife (then fiance) gave me after I proposed to her. It was kind of fun, that we both had rings…

    Anyways, it had “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine” inscribed in Hebrew all around the outside of it… really neat. It doesn’t fit me anymore, otherwise I’d still be wearing it. It’s a GREAT verse to be reminded of.

    thanks for this post!

  4. John says:

    Right on! There is a wonderful non-pornographic web site called My Beloved’s Garden which goes well with the book.

    mybelovedsgarden.net

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