Solomon and his lover are both ready for a sexual encounter. Very ready. They set aside distractions. He pleasures her, and she pleasures him.
Like this chapter of the Bible,
our comments are sexually explicit.
I am a rose of Sharon. She is confident about her sexual desirability to her man. She probably had this confidence on her own. However, we believe her man helped build this confidence within her. He probably speaks of her in ways that build her up, and not tear her down.
VERSE 2. As a lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
I sat down. She sits down in front of her man.
under his shadow. He man remains standing.
with great delight. Their sexual encounter brings her great delight.
his fruit was sweet to my taste. She is probably referring to the taste of his semen.
VERSE 4. He brought me to the banquet hall. His banner over me is love.
I am faint with love. She is filled with sexual desire.
VERSE 6. His left hand is under my head. His right hand embraces me.
not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires. When is the right time for a couple to have sexual intimacy? When they’re BOTH ready for it.
If they are not BOTH ready for sexual intimacy, then for one of them, it will be:
- An obligation. Sex should never be a matter of obligation.
- Unfulfilling. Sex should be fulfilling for both the woman and the man, not just for the man.
- Unwanted. Sex should never be forced. That is called rape.
Song of Songs 3:5. I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, or by the hinds of the field, that you not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires.
the mountains. This is probably a euphemism for her breasts.
the hills. This is probably a euphemism for her mons pubis. He is about to give her cunnilingus.
VERSE 9. My beloved is like a roe or a young deer. Behold, he stands behind our wall! He looks in at the windows. He glances through the lattice.
the winter is past. In her past, her needs were ignored. She was not being fulfilled. That was like a winter. But now, that chilly season is over and done away with. Now she is in a relationship with a man who prizes her fulfillment.
flowers appear on the earth. It is a new springtime in her life. Now she is able to live her life with joy.
The fig tree ripens her green figs. Fresh young fruit is forming within her. She is sexually aroused.
vines are in blossom. Her sexual appetite is blossoming.
They give out their fragrance. A wonderful fragrance extends from her.
your voice is sweet. He enjoys the sound of her voice.
Catch for us the foxes. There all sorts of distracting elements that can shipwreck their sexual encounter.
that plunder the vineyards. Distractions need to somehow be set aside, before they ruin their sexual encounter.
our vineyards are in blossom. Their sexual appetites are both at their peak, and they don’t want to let this special moment be squandered.
He browses among the lilies. This is probably a euphemism for her labia. They are lovely like lilies. He is giving her cunnilingus.
VERSE 17. Until the day is cool, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be like a roe or a young deer on the mountains of Bether.
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