Sex is not intercourse
The moment of penetration and subsequent orgasm, for all its exquisite intensity, is but a small aspect of sex.
True sex is not merely an act but a mind process, which pervades all our conscious thinking. At times it is a faint tremor, at other moments it swells to an urgent and demanding feeling. It becomes an imperative.
There are many degrees to sex.
It rolls to and fro like a tide. High water may be the times of nakedness and caress, with tumescence and ultimate release.
But sex is there even in the ebb. It is an echo, a sigh, a fading chord which breathes its blessing on all our hours spent together.
When my love is not there, I feel the rhythm of the tide. When I know she is coming towards me, I feel the current beginning to stream. There is excitement, a tremble, vibration in the waters. I feel her before she is there. These are moments of intense anticipation that are as meaningful as the full message.
To want only the roaring high tide is to miss the beauty, the lust, the magic, which is present there at low water also. More