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8.39 Is sex for pleasure bad? Don’t love and sex go together?

Relationship - #OnlineSaints

Sex is intended as the ultimate experience of the love between a man and a woman: the union for life which they formed in marriage is now also expressed in the union of their bodies. It is an act of total surrender and self-giving in love, enjoyed together. 

Saint Valentine died for love: he was a martyred for his fidelity to Jesus. Not sex, but love is the highest and greatest joy we can achieve in human life. Do you want love to be the highest principle in your life?
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Love does not always need sex, but sex should always be an expression of true love! As an act of total self-giving, sex can be a great source of pleasure in a married couple.