Why have sex?
Some of the answers to this question are obvious. Other answers aren’t so obvious.
First, the obvious. Sex feels goods. Sex can enhance the intimacy between two people. Sex can relieve tension and put you in a pleasant mood.
Not that church always needs to be a positive experience, but for some time I’ve fantasized about requiring folk to have sex before coming to church. Folk will be in a better mood and less likely to kill each other.
A second, less obvious, reason to have sex is to fight parasites.
When we think about reasons to have sex we also need to keep in mind what non-human sex teaches us about sex.
See the article below:
A third reason to have sex is to get your genes passed on. Sex is war. It all boils down to male competition and female choice.
Evolution has produced some interesting twists in the sex wars.
Duck sex is typically forced by the males, and the females have evolved fake vaginas into which they can channel the penis of an unsolicited male. Tricky!
In many species, competition between males for the egg doesn’t stop at intercourse. Some males are just outright weird. They leave their penis behind to plug the vagina from use by other males. Ouch! Others have smelly sperm that repels other males. And others have spiky penises, that scrape the vagina clean of the sperm of competitors.
(spiky, thorny penis of been weevil)
My GLBT friends want the heterosexual world to know that their sexuality is just one part of who they are. It’s an important part, but it’s not their totality.
Reread the creation stories in Genesis 1 and 2. Ask, Why did God create sex? God could have done it another way. Then thank God for your sexuality.