Song of Songs chapter 5

Solomon celebrates cunnilingus. The woman has an erotic dream. The woman masturbates. The woman describes Solomon’s physical appearance.

 


 

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SOLOMON CELEBRATES CUNNILINGUS

(Solomon)

 

VERSE 1. I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride. I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk.

come into. This might suggest genital intercourse.

However …

eaten … drunk. These actions involve the mouth, not the penis. These words indicate cunnilingus.

garden. This word suggests a woman’s labia. Read more »

The man refers to her genitals as his “garden,” his “treasure.”

Solomon cherishes this way of intimacy with the woman. This is not a chore.

myrrh. This word suggests a woman’s sexual secretions. Read more »

spices. This word suggests a woman’s sexual secretions. Read more »

honey. This word suggests woman’s sexual secretions. Read more »

wine. This word suggests a woman’s sexual secretions. Read more »

milk. This word suggests a woman’s sexual secretions. Read more »

The Song of Songs is somewhat circumspect with regard to how it describes sexuality. It often uses allusions. Their meaning can be discerned from the context. Read more »

In the Song of Songs, sexual encounters lead to cunnilingus and fellatio. Sexual fantasy and masturbation are honored, as are erotic dreams and breasts. Vaginal intercourse is not even mentioned. Read more »

 

(Friends)

 

VERSE 1 (CONTINUED). Eat, friends! Drink, yes, drink abundantly, beloved.

drink abundantly. The women of Jerusalem urge Solomon to give her cunnilingus.

In the Song of Songs, sexual encounters lead to cunnilingus and fellatio. Sexual fantasy and masturbation are honored, as are erotic dreams and breasts. Vaginal intercourse is not even mentioned. Read more »

 

THE WOMAN HAS AN EROTIC DREAM

 

(Woman)

 

VERSE 2. I was asleep, but my heart was awake. It is the voice of my beloved who knocks: “Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled; for my head is filled with dew, and my hair with the dampness of the night.”

I was asleep. It is night, and the woman is asleep.

the voice of my beloved. The woman is having a dream. It is erotic.

In the Song of Songs, sexual encounters lead to cunnilingus and fellatio. Sexual fantasy and masturbation are honored, as are erotic dreams and breasts. Vaginal intercourse is not even mentioned. Read more »

 

VERSE 3. I have taken off my robe. Indeed, must I put it on? I have washed my feet. Indeed, must I soil them?

I have taken off my robe. The woman is naked in bed.

In the Song of Songs, sexual encounters lead to cunnilingus and fellatio. Sexual fantasy and masturbation are honored, as are erotic dreams and breasts. Vaginal intercourse is not even mentioned. Read more »

 

VERSE 4. My beloved thrust his hand in through the latch opening. My heart pounded for him.

thrust his hand in. In this dream, Solomon is caressing her genitals.

latch. This word suggests a woman’s labia. Read more »

My heart pounded for him. She welcomes his touch.

The Song of Songs is somewhat circumspect with regard to how it describes sexuality. It often uses allusions. Their meaning can be discerned from the context. Read more »

In the Song of Songs, sexual encounters lead to cunnilingus and fellatio. Sexual fantasy and masturbation are honored, as are erotic dreams and breasts. Vaginal intercourse is not even mentioned. Read more »

 

THE WOMAN MASTURBATES

 

VERSE 5. I rose up to open for my beloved. My hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers with liquid myrrh, on the handles of the lock.

my fingers with liquid myrrh. In the night, her fingers were dripping with liquid myrrh.

She has been masturbating.

Many Christians assume that masturbation is forbidden. But here, one of the great people of the entire Bible is masturbating.

And the Bible does not condemn it.

myrrh. This word suggests a woman’s sexual secretions. Read more »

The Song of Songs is somewhat circumspect with regard to how it describes sexuality. It often uses allusions. Their meaning can be discerned from the context. Read more »

In the Song of Songs, sexual encounters lead to cunnilingus and fellatio. Sexual fantasy and masturbation are honored, as are erotic dreams and breasts. Vaginal intercourse is not even mentioned. Read more »

 

VERSE 6. I opened to my beloved; but my beloved left; and had gone away. My heart went out when he spoke. I looked for him, but I didn’t find him. I called him, but he didn’t answer.

my beloved left. This erotic encounter was almost certainly a dream or fantasy.

When she was so powerfully aroused, an actual lover would not stop so abruptly.

Yet that happens quite often among Christian couples. Here are two common reasons:

 

REASON 1. MEDIA AND POPULAR CULTURE

In media and popular culture, the model of sexual intimacy for heterosexual couples is genital intercourse.

Oral sex is not seen as an end. Rather, it is portrayed only as an optional preparation for genital intercourse.

In this model, when the man is done, sexual intimacy ends.

For most women, this means they do not experience orgasm.

 

REASON 2. CHRISTIAN CULTURE

Among many Christians, sexual intimacy is almost viewed as sin.

Christians are told that all acts of sexual intimacy must be open to the possibility of procreation.

That means genital intercourse is the only permissible way of sexual intimacy.

In this model, when the man is done, sexual intimacy ends.

For most women, this means they do not experience orgasm.

 

THE BIBLE

The Song of Songs celebrates cunnilingus, and presents it as a preferred way of sexual intimacy

There is also the reality that many women are not able to experience orgasm during genital intercourse. Those women do not have a problem. They are not flawed.

Nor is that situation an obstacle to her fulfillment.

The Bible presents cunnilingus, not genital intercourse, as the preferred way of sexual intimacy.

Cunnilingus is far more likely to bring the woman to orgasm than genital intercourse.

 

VERSE 7. The watchmen who go about the city found me. They beat me. They bruised me. The keepers of the walls took my cloak away from me.

 

VERSE 8. I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my beloved, that you tell him that I am faint with love.

I am faint with love. That is, “I am horny.”

 

(Friends)

 

VERSE 9. How is your beloved better than another beloved, you fairest among women? How is your beloved better than another beloved, that you do so adjure us?

 

THE WOMAN DESCRIBES SOLOMON’S PHYSICAL APPEARANCE

NOTE: The Bible hardly ever describes the physical appearance of the characters. However, in the following verses, the unnamed woman describes Solomon’s appearance.

 

(Woman)

 

VERSE 10. My beloved is white and ruddy. The best among ten thousand.

My beloved is white. This surprised us. It suggests caucasian.

We had assumed Solomon would be brown, sort of like many people in the Middle East.

However, the English word “white” isn’t the best translation, as we see by looking at the Hebrew word:

white. The Hebrew word is צַח֙ (“ṣaḥ”). It means dazzling, glowing, clear. However, different translations render it in different ways:

CLEAR:

  • Young’s Literal Translation (YLT)

DAZZLING:

  • New Living Translation (NLT)
  • New American Standard Bible (NASB)
  • International Standard Version (ISV)
  • NET Bible (NET)
  • GOD’S WORD Translation (GWT)New American Standard 1977

RADIANT:

  • New International Version (NIV)
  • English Standard Version (ESV)

WHITE:

  • King James Bible (KJV)
  • JPS Tanakh 1917
  • Jubilee Bible 2000
  • King James 2000 Bible
  • American King James Version
  • American Standard Version
  • Douay-Rheims Bible
  • Darby Bible Translation
  • English Revised Version
  • World English Bible

We wonder if Solomon used exotic oils to enhance his appearance. After all, he had the greatest goods imported from the whole world.

Or maybe his favor with the LORD God made him radiant like Moses:

Exodus 34:35. The children of Israel saw Moses’ face, that the skin of Moses’ face shone; so Moses put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with him.

shone. The Hebrew word is קָרַ֔ן (“qā·ran,”). It means shone, to send out rays.

and ruddy. The Hebrew word is וְאָד֔וֹם (“wə·’ā·ḏō·wm,”). It means red. Solomon had a healthy red color. However, different translations render it in different ways:

DARK:

  • New Living Translation (NLT)

DARK AND HEALTHY:

  • International Standard Version (ISV)

RUDDY:

  • New International Version (NIV)
  • English Standard Version (ESV)
  • New American Standard Bible (NASB)
  • King James Bible (KJV)
  • NET Bible (NET)
  • GOD’S WORD® Translation (GWT)
  • JPS Tanakh 1917
  • New American Standard 1977
  • Jubilee Bible 2000
  • King James 2000 Bible
  • American King James Version
  • American Standard Version (ASV)
  • Douay-Rheims Bible
  • Darby Bible Translation
  • English Revised Version
  • Webster’s Bible Translation
  • World English Bible
  • Young’s Literal Translation

Solomon’s father David was described as having a ruddy complexion:

1 Samuel 16:12. Now he was ruddy and had beautiful eyes and was handsome (ESV translation).

ruddy. The Hebrew word is אַדְמוֹנִ֔י (“’aḏ·mō·w·nî,”). It means ruddy.

Solomon is וְאָד֔וֹם (“wə·’ā·ḏō·wm,”). It means red. And David is is אַדְמוֹנִ֔י (“’aḏ·mō·w·nî,”). It means ruddy.

 

VERSE 11. His head is like the purest gold. His hair is bushy, black as a raven.

hair is bushy, black as a raven. Solomon’s hair was jet black.

 

VERSE 12. His eyes are like doves beside the water brooks, washed with milk, mounted like jewels.

 

VERSE 13. His cheeks are like a bed of spices with towers of perfumes. His lips are like lilies, dropping liquid myrrh.

spices. This word suggests a woman’s sexual secretions. Read more »

His lips … dropping liquid myrrh. Solomon’s face give off fragrance and myrrh.

In previous verses, those two aromas were associated with her own genitals.

She is probably remembering him after he gave her cunnilingus.

myrrh. This word suggests a woman’s sexual secretions. Read more »

The Song of Songs is somewhat circumspect with regard to how it describes sexuality. It often uses allusions. Their meaning can be discerned from the context. Read more »

In the Song of Songs, sexual encounters lead to cunnilingus and fellatio. Sexual fantasy and masturbation are honored, as are erotic dreams and breasts. Vaginal intercourse is not even mentioned. Read more »

 

VERSE 14. His hands are like rings of gold set with beryl. His body is like ivory work overlaid with sapphires.

 

VERSE 15. His legs are like pillars of marble set on sockets of fine gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.

 

VERSE 16. His mouth is sweetness; yes, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, daughters of Jerusalem.

and this is my friend. Theirs is a tender and rich relationship.

 


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