Of course, sex is necessary forthe propagation of the race. But while we are to "be fruitful and increasein number" (Genesis 1:28), sex is not merely limited to the procreation ofthe human species. Sexual intimacy is designed toreflect the beautiful mystery and intimate union between God and His people ( Ephesians5:25 ). God gave us sex to arouse and satisfy our innate craving forintimacy, for union ( Genesis 1:24-25 ). A couple who enjoys emotional,relational, and spiritual intercourse with one another will be drawn to celebrate their love through sexual intimacy. That's why sexual intimacy isexclusively reserved for marriage. Sexual experiences outside of marriage marour enjoyment of the beauty of sexual intimacy in its proper context as Godintended. The Bible describes the sexualexperience within marriage as honorable ( Hebrews 13:4 ). Some of themost beautiful erotic literature ever composed is found in the wisdomliterature of the Old Testament. For some, the idea of verbally inspired eroticliterature is difficult to accept. Yet God has frankly recorded for us His viewof the delights of sexual intimacy between a married couple in poetic verse: Drinkwater from your own cistern, running water from your own well. Should yoursprings overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares?Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers. May your fountainbe blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. A loving doe, agraceful deer -- may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivatedby her love ( Proverbs 5:15-19 ). In the Song of Solomon, thehusband's description of his bride's body ( Song of Solomon 4:1-15 ) andher description of his ( Song of Solomon 5:10-16 ) reveals the joy oflove and sexual intimacy that God extols for a married couple. While sexualintimacy between a couple is not to be observed by anyone outside of therelationship, God, the One who sees and knows all, must smile with delight whenHe sees two of His children enjoying the good gift of sex He has given to them. God intended sex to be far morethan mere pleasurable sensations. He designed it as the intimate union of body,soul, mind, and spirit exclusively shared between a husband and wife. It'sabout being open, exposed, naked, and unashamed in the presence of our spousewho finds us desirable and yearns to draw close to us. That's how God capturesour hearts. Being captured by our lover will give us a taste of being caught upin Christ's love in a way that we feel deeply enjoyed without shame. Inessence, sexual intimacy within marriage should draw us to deeper worship ofGod who initiated sexuality for His glory and our delight. Enjoyingsex with one's spouse is always to be viewed as a part of the whole marriagerelationship. Sex is never to be singled out as some isolated aspect of ourbeing that is disconnected from the rest of the relationship. Rather, sexualityis a vehicle for expressing our identity as a man or a woman made in the imageof God. Sexuality pulsates throughout a godly marriage and is not exclusivelyreserved for the bedroom experience. A devastating assault on ourability to enjoy sexuality is the perpetuation of the myth, "Sex is justsex. It's just another biological urge demanding satisfaction." But that'snot true. God didn't make sex as a mere physical act. Whether we're willing toacknowledge it now, or we face the pain of admitting it after the fact, sex isalways woven into our view of ourselves, one another, and God. Each of usdistinctly reflects the image of God through the lens of our sexuality aseither male or female. How we handle this good gift of sex will either enhancethe glory of God's image in us or will mar that glory. If anyoneshould be enjoying sexuality, Christians(sorry kusema christians kwa sababu referencea ni biblia but this include all civililsed human kind across all dini) should. We should know better thananyone else that sex was never intended to be an end in itself. It is intendedto be a joyous celebration of the intimate love that a man and woman sharetogether in the covenant relationship called marriage. It is designed to be a reflectionof the intimate love relationship between Christ and His church ( Ephesians5:25-33 ).