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, 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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For only within such a communion does sexual union take on its full meaning and become truly human and creative.
I know doctors and teachers have got one, but I wouldn't want to be a flying picket when the Sexual Union demands that its members down tools.
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.
The so-called sexual union between a man and a man has to be henceforth legally recognized as a "marriage".
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.
In a marital union and the sexual union of the spouses within that union, masculine and feminine elements are ontologically and affectively linked in a unified whole.
In dramatic contrast to Borges' narrative, however, in Perez's novels the most powerful symbol is the act of sexual union between two men, which has a multiplicity of meanings that involves not just the physical satisfaction of orgasm, but also a satisfaction in both psychological and spiritual terms.
Loader begins with Genesis, but notes how those passages are retold in the Book of Jubilees to make the sexual union between man and woman very positive and special.
Perth, Australia) reads interpretations regarding the creation of man and woman and sexual union in historical/cultural context for general readers.
As these 16 goddesses (five of whom are described here) trace the phases of the moon from new to full, they tell a story of literal and metaphorical sexual union.
The sexual union of a man and woman is called the marital act because the two become physically one in a way that is impossible between two men or two women.