I’m very sorry to hear that. Not all sex is sacred. As I pointed out in the story, there were prostitutes in the ancient world who did not serve the same function as the sacred intimates. I sometimes have sex just for fun, and that’s great, but the best, most exciting sex is when it has that other deeper quality as well. It taps into something primal that cannot be achieved unless the parties involved are truly open and vulnerable to each other. It’s the difference between being naked and trying to make love with bathing suits on.

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