And G-d made sex, and it was good.
Really good. Excuse me.
Yup, still good. Better and better, in fact.
So, here’s the deal. I’ve been happily married for over 12 years. I have six, beautiful, incredible children. They arrived as a direct result of sex. Lots of it. And it was fun. And messy, and awkward, and mind-blowing, and funny, and heart-wrenching. Just like marriage. Because that’s what sex is. It’s a becoming. It’s a joining of two halves of one Being. And it is GOOD.
Forget what they told you in Church. Sex is not dirty. Sex is not shameful. Anyone who tells you differently is trying to rob you. Sex, however, IS DANGEROUS! (Does anyone else feel like that makes it more exciting?) Sex is not to be handed out like candy at a parade.* For better or for worse, sex changes us. It changes the dynamic between two people. It changes the people, themselves.
And I’m all about change, when it means growth. Sex, rightly done, with commitment, good humor, and a bit of adventure, can make you a happier, healthier person. And, as an added bonus, you could join me in the ranks of people who will, someday soon, have a house FULL of teenagers. Awesome.
“What about the rules?”
“Do good girls…?”
Last time I looked, there were no rules, save one: Do no harm. Beyond that, have fun, LOVE, learn, and grow, together. Leave your demure self outside the bedroom, and COMMUNICATE! Sex can’t be incredible if your partner is guessing what you like. He’ll never get it right if you fake pleasure. Send mixed signals, and you can’t grow.
Talk, laugh, learn, and PLAY! God made Sex. It is GOOD. Sex is a gift, and, at its apex, it is an act of worship, a celebration that we were made flesh. Have fun!
Remember, dear readers: Practice Makes Perfect!
*No one wants an STD/STI. Be SAFE. Try out abstinence, and monogamy. Abstinence is guaranteed, Monogamy is a close second. Condoms are a distant third: because they have been known to break, and they can’t protect you from everything.