Secrets of Lovemaking

  • Abi Doukhan


This chapter is attentive to the teachings on sexuality whispered between the lines uttered by the lovers to each other. There is a genuine art of sex to be discovered in the Song of Songs and it is this art that I shall attempt to unveil in this chapter. I show, moreover, that in the Song, pleasure is inseparable from ethics and love. Indeed, the more ethical and loving the sexual behavior, the more pleasure is to be experienced by the lovers. As such, this section on sexuality constitutes more than a mere how-to guide for pleasuring the other. A whole ethics of sex can be extracted from these passages which will serve to neutralize any misguided conception of the Song as a text condoning promiscuity or free love in the sense that it is understood today.

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  • Abi Doukhan
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  1. 1.Queens College, CUNYFlushingUSA

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