What is the spiritual component of human sexual behavior?
Mystical definition: having a spiritual meaning or reality that is neither apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence.
Once again, Jack, over at Σ Frame, has stirred me to think new thoughts. In his recent post “How is illicit sex related to one’s spiritual state?” Jack relates; having the experience of falling in love, bonding, and feeling accepted and blessed as a result of humbly opening his heart while engaging in illicit sexual encounters. Seemingly, Jack is wondering at the mystical aspects of sexual union.
Jack isn’t the only one who thinks sexuality is spiritually charged. In the unintentionally funny video below, Ms. Tylor shares some NSFW explanation of her sexual mysticism and also basically describes becoming an “Alpha Widow”, without using the term.
The Bible warns extensively about sexual immorality, not just forbidding it, but also saying that in spite of the fleeting pleasure, it changes us negatively and irreversibly. There is a significant lasting spiritual component to the acts of disobedience against God’s commands. The illicit sex mystically impacts both our spirit and body, and so God warns us of the imperceptible damage being done.
1 Corinthians 6:15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! 16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” 17 But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. 18 Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
Recently reformed Pick Up Artist Roosh V. speaks of the fruitlessness of illicit sex:
“I’ve spent a lot of time trying to fornicate, fornicating, traveling to more effectively fornicate, and writing over a million words about fornication. What did I learn from all that? It’s an experience that gets more dull with repetition, like any other experience. However, it also leaves you with a massive hangover where you find yourself at a loss. What was the point of all that? Is there anything I’ve truly gained? What lasting glory have I achieved? If I wasn’t a writer, I would have nothing to “show” for my efforts besides memories that are as likely to make me cringe as give me happiness.”
Roosh’s eventual conclusion is now reminiscent of King Solomon’s similar statements of the vanity of such consuming pursuit of fleshly pleasure.
However, when reserved completely for marriage, sex between virgins has the divine ability to bond just them together into one flesh and to be a source of exclusive intimacy between them, unspoiled and incomparable, in reward of their obedience. Statistical evidence shows the greater holding power of this unspoiled mystical bond against the marriage wrecking forces of our current culture. Our children need every possible advantage in their marriages. As parents we should make sure they know about, and get, this divinely revealed dividend of sexual immaculacy.