Oh, may your breasts be like
Clusters of the vine.
And the scent of your breath like apples,
And your kisses like the best wine that
Goes down smoothly
Gliding over lips and teeth…”
Song of Songs, Chapter 7, Verses 9-10
The Song of Songs is a delightfully erotic, sensual dance between an unmarried man and an unmarried woman. It is almost by definition, a statement of a sexually healthy relationship: the lovers’ desire for each other is mutual; their passion is mutual; their fulfillment is mutual. The emphasis is on passion and intimacy; there is no discussion of marriage or fertility.