sexual union

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Noun1.sexual union - the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposessexual union - the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"
sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
assortative mating - mating of individuals having more traits in common than likely in random mating
disassortative mating - mating of individuals having traits more dissimilar than likely in random mating
hybridisation, hybridization, hybridizing, interbreeding, crossbreeding, crossing, cross - (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
inbreeding - the act of mating closely related individuals
servicing, service - the act of mating by male animals; "the bull was worth good money in servicing fees"
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Sehti, after having made peace with Ranjha, arranges a rendezvous of the lovers and advises Heer like a typical traditional woman; 'with your offerings be quick to meet with him as his subject, beware, the [garrison] commander is here after having been reinstated'.Women, known to Heer, after her sexual union with Ranjha in the garden, confront her and take vicarious pleasure by graphically evoking the salacious aspects of the erotic encounter in detail.
After that only two ways remain for humanity to experience a state of mergence of ego with nonego: sexual union and mystic union, both followed by disillusion, a realization that the mergence with the nonego was just a temporary one.
"The gift of marriage brings husband and wife together in the delight and tenderness of sexual union and joyful commitment to the end of their lives," read archbishop Welby.
Creation itself is symbolized in the Siva linga-yoni cult as a continuous sexual union between Purusha and Prakriti.
Sexual union may be a familiar trope between Radha-Krishna, but the sharing of post-coital loving glances in a state of frank and complete bodily acceptance of each other, is a rare moment captured in art.
For only within such a communion does sexual union take on its full meaning and become truly human and creative.
However, the 1974 collections converge in the concept of God within, insight as coming through something divine in the body, sexual union as a possible catalyst to transcendence, and the link between the word and creation.
In chapter 13 he uses a comparison between Genesis 6:1-4, which recounts the sexual union between mortal women and the "sons of god," and a similar more elaborate version in 1 Enoch 6-11 in support of a late date for this biblical unit and its attribution to P.
For a start, I'm sure the trendy vicar said something about a "sexual union".
Through certain movements, Souffle suggests that it is through sexual union that the spirit is able to incarnate.
Holding these seemingly disjointed tales together, much like the Arabian Nights , is the magical sexual union of the Lightning Princess, the noble jinn Dunia, and the 12th century rationalist philosopher Ibn Rushd, whose descendants more than 800 years later successfully fight the forces of darkness for two years, eight months and 28 nights, which again sum up as a thousand and one nights.
Rather, I see this story-telling of a divinely inspired continuum in connectedness between animals and humankind that eventually finds its highest expression in the creation of woman and the sexual union between man and woman described as the 'two becoming one flesh.'