Sex. The dirty word or the acceptable word to our culture.
There is one meaning for this interaction, but we've created many culturally acceptable uses. You see we weren't satisfied with God's meaning for it because it is so great that we've expanded the many uses to suit us in any need we can find. Before marriage, to hurt people, to control people, with the same gender, to gain financial means, to share several partners, with objects or animals, as entertainment, to gratify, to substitute. Look, I'm not saying anything that isn't true. The debate about many things is not "loving" the debate is staying in line with God's direction when it comes to sex and what it's for. It's not the "truth about love". I'm sure I'm not going to get rave reviews but it really doesn't matter. I'm not out to condemn, but I am out to put a "darkness" in the "light" so maybe it will take up 5 minutes in your head to consider.
I don't like to talk about these things either... matter of fact if you know me. I actually don't. Today, however, it's in scripture, and I have to address it. I'm not sure what you think of when God says "flee from sexual immorality" but it sounds like a warning to me.
1 Corinthians 6:12-20New International Version (NIV)
12 “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything. 13 You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.” The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also. 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! 16 Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.”[a] 17 But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.[b]
18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.