On the Heavenly Glory of Sexuality
(A Thread for Mature Audiences)

Day 6 of Creation: In creating the man's body (and later the woman) why does God design the act of sex as He does? How does the parable of human marriage, including sex, reflect God's covenant with His Bride?
With a blank slate, God could have designed human intimacy/reproduction any number of ways.

But He designed it in such a way that, after a man cleaves to his wife in covenant, they become one flesh and consummate as the the woman receives the man's body into her own body.
The act of sex itself is a parable. What is God telling us?

In the upper room, Jesus handed the Eleven unleavened bread and said, "This is my body, which is given for you. Take and eat."

Then those men received the Body of the Bridegroom into their bodies.
Moreover, in John 6, Jesus says of His Body, "Whoever eats this bread will live forever."

That is, when the Bride receives her Bridegroom's body into her own, life is created. The deepest act of human intimacy is also the act of reproduction (i.e. the creation of life).
Therefore, just as the sacrament of baptism is rightly described (in one aspect) as the public wedding of the Bride to the Bridegroom, so too is the sexual act a parable of the Lord's table, an intimacy for those in covenant.
The exclusivity of this covenant intimacy is apparent in the gospel narrative.

Judas received a foot washing from Jesus, but was then told to leave: “What you are going to do, do quickly.”

He did not get to receive the Body of the Bridegroom. He was outside the covenant
In a culture that reduces sexuality to carnal titillation, the act of sex itself is intended to display a far greater, and even holy, reality.

Our Bridegroom desires to enter into us and create life.
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