Explicit Erotica in the Sacred Scripture
Were the Bible to be read seriously
and faithfully portrayed in
sketch, painting, photography, or film
many Christians would refuse
to have it in their homes
lest they be somehow “defiled.”
Those who have a serious problem with any and all depictions of nudity, and even more so with erotica and the intentional depictions of sexual behavior, no matter how discrete or tasteful, would really have a cause for complaint if the Word of God were faithfully and fully illustrated exactly as it is written. Not only do you have graphic descriptions of great violence, bloodshed, and terror, but there are prophetic men walking nude through the land, a Savior who purchased our salvation hanging totally naked between heaven and earth with his penis and testicles displayed for all to view, and open and explicit erotica complete with stunningly beautiful descriptions of manual stimulation, self stimulation, oral stimulation, breasts, a penis, thighs, female genitals, and the ultimate act of marriage itself. Were the Bible to be read seriously, and faithfully and accurately illustrated in sketch, painting, and photography many Christians would refuse to have it in their homes lest they be somehow “defiled.” In fact, if they understood the vivid, explicit, and glorious language of the Song of Solomon, if they used their godly imagination while reading that marvelous book, they would have to either hide it in horror, or come to accept and embrace a shame free appreciation for the sensual, the sexual, even the explicit when sensitively portrayed.
Images of Intimate Lovemaking
The Song of Solomon is not just full of nudity. It contains explicit erotica with amazingly beautiful descriptions of sexual images, sexual pleasure, and sexual acts. This book describes intimate lovemaking in all of its wonderful detail including manual stimulation of each other’s genitals, a wife giving oral stimulation to her husband’s penis, oral stimulation of a wife’s clitoris by a loving husband, a glorious description of a woman’s breasts, belly, face, bum and pubic area as her husband admires them, and a clear description of a man’s strong body including his erection as his wife admires him. Did you know that the Bible, in the Song of Solomon, contains a shameless account of all of this? This erotic poem is simply all about the beauty of the human body and the splendor of sexual love. It is a Middle East love poem of the most graphic kind about sexual lovemaking, and its descriptions spare no details. In a few pages I will describe what I mean in detail, and explain its significance.
We Think in Pictures
If we let our imagination “see” what is being described in this love poem we will see all of the above! As the writer looked we would look. As he became stimulated we would become stimulated. You would see the many wonderful things that a married couple can do to each other using hands, and mouth and genitals. If we fully understood the explicit, erotic, graphic language in our mind’s eye we would see them enjoy a wet, passionate kiss that causes his naked penis to become excited and right in front of us go from soft, to firm, to hard. There he is a naked man, fully and gloriously aroused, his penis erect, his balls dangling. The lovemaking begins and we are treated to every intimae detail, from sensual beginning to glorious finish when at that wonderful moment she spreads her legs and slowly slides his erect penis into her moist vagina. And we would see him sliding in and out until she was fully satisfied and he finally ejaculates.
What am I doing?! Why am I taking such pains to describe it all in such shocking explicit intimate detail?
I am doing so because the Bible does. Seriously, it does!
God’s “Erotic Video” of the Mind
The Song of Solomon
is full of graphic
and sensual word pictures.
It is literally
an “erotic video”
of the imagination.
Now I ask you, does what I have described this far not sound like erotica to you? Indeed, it is. Erotica is a tasteful but explicit depiction of sexual imagery. It can be verbal, visual, or both, and it is designed to stimulate a sexual response. We naturally think in pictures and the Song of Solomon is full of graphic word pictures. It is literally an “erotic video” of the imagination. It is not “porn, but it is sexually stimulation of the finest kind. And it is found in the Word of God. It was placed there by our Great God who knew we were visual creatures, who knew that as we read we would, in our imagination, “see” these things in all of their explicit glory. And He knew that in reading these Holy Spirit inspired erotic word pictures we would not only “see” sexual images projected on the inner screen of our imagination, we would become highly aroused while doing so. He knew we might get an erection that begged for attention. He knew because He designed our sexuality and our bodies to respond this way. He also knew if we were single or our spouse was not available we would naturally take matters in hand and stroke our erection until when the couple in the poem climaxed we would climax as well.
It is time to try to understand the language of the Song of Solomon, time to understand what the books is really all about, and time we permit ourselves to enjoy the pleasure it can bring. After all, God put this wonderful book in Holy Writ. The sexual images and acts fully and completely described in the Bible are for our instruction, inspiration, and our enjoyment - even for our arousal. Yes, for our arousal!
Marriage Manual and God Inspired Erotica
Really, it should not be surprising that God would put a manual on marital sex in the Bible. Sex, with all of its sights and sounds and smells and sensations is God’s idea. Adam and Eve’s ecstatic moans during their first orgasm did not take God by surprise. He wants us to know the full range of possibilities in marriage, that body caressing and breast fondling and nipple sucking and oral stimulation of penis and clitoris and every other mutually pleasurable act is not just permitted but encouraged. He wants us to know how to get the most enjoyment out of every sexual act and sensation. The early Jews recognized that this was a manual for sexual instruction and they gave it to newlyweds as an instruction book for their wedding night. And no one was allowed to read it until they were thirteen years old.
It also did not shock our Holy God the first time Adam’s masturbated, lying back on a bed of moss, stroking his erect penis and experiencing delight when white semen spurted pleasurably from his youthful body. He created the first man with the capacity for body-shaking private pleasures. And He included this explicitly erotic book in His Holy Word so that men could better experience sexual pleasure alone. He made up capable of enjoying erotica because He intends that we become sexually stimulated while doing so. He included book in Holy Writ so we would know that such enjoyment is not just ok, but encouraged.
Words paint pictures on the inner screen of our minds. He knew we would “see” the acts His inspired Words describe, and be stimulated by what we saw. We would “feel” the woman orally stimulating the man and feel the excitement of the act. We would “see” and “feel” and “hear” and “taste” the full wonder of the sexual acts, become aroused, and make love to ourselves by masturbating to orgasm. This too was part of His original purpose for the Song of Solomon. Biblical scholars familiar with the original language tell us that the Song of Solomon is one of the world’s best examples of ancient erotic literature. Then as now erotic literature is designed to stimulate sexual desire with orgasm and its goal. When we have an orgasm and ejaculate, its purpose has been fully realized. So let us read and enjoy, whether with our spouse, or when alone.
Erotica Then, Erotica Now
And while we see in intimae detail what the Bible says it is my honest belief that since God put such a sexually stimulating text in His Holy Book, full of word pictures that would cause us to “see” all it causes us to see, there is no way God will object to my seeing the same elsewhere. Therefore with a clear conscience I freely enjoy other tasteful but sexually stimulating word pictures, as well as nudes and erotica in print, sketch, photography and film. If these things are “porn”, and forbidden, then so is the Song of Solomon. This is not pornography; this is erotica freely given and joyously enjoyed.
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Christians Enjoying Nudity and Erotica
And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.