Boobs are at their happiest when there are lips attached to them

Is it just me or does anyone else agree that breasts weren’t created to sell beer, cars, or remain in bras all day long? Nor were they purposed for motorboating, mammary intercourse or just hand stroking, though all three are fun and exciting when practised within any marriage.

Why would God allow females to develop prominent breasts and nipples at puberty apart from actually using those breasts and nipples for a special purpose?

95% of a married pair of breasts’ lifespan should be spent with a pair of lips attached– child or hubby’s (go ‘head. Even simultaneously. I don’t think God would mind).

Erotic lactation: The fine art of adult breastfeeding

or…These ain’t yo mama’s [boobs] (jk).

If you’ve ever watched the HBO series ‘The Boys’ – [SPOILERS AHEAD] and you absolutely should, if you’d like a dark-humored take on [jacked]-up, celebrity superheroes as envisioned by Garth Ennis – you may recall a certain scene that involved an adult superhero drinking breast milk.

The slurping ‘supe’ in question is quite clearly a deranged psychopath hiding behind a nice smile and carefully-curated public persona.

His psychological damage drives him to have SERIOUS mommy issues, and in this highly disturbing scene, he laps at a bottle of breast milk that had been produced by his now-dead former boss/mother figure/lover while making noises like a horny, hungry kitten.

Despite the show’s quality and popularity, it’s unfortunate that its creators chose this particular framing to depict adult breastfeeding: a vanilla, judgmental sense of generalized ‘Ewww.’

But the fact of the matter is, when it comes to exploring one’s sexuality, erotic lactation is a widely popular pursuit. On [at least one site], there are currently 79 groups dedicated to adult breastfeeding boasting over 17,000 members.

In just the U.S. there are hundreds of other sites, each with hundreds of groups dedicated to the practice.

So, somebody’s into it – why? What do they get out of it?

We’ll look more closely at the science of lactation, the experience of couples who enjoy erotic lactation, and the history of the practice.

Breastfeeding adults throughout history

It may seem at first glance to be the sort of a taboo that should automatically – and perhaps rightly – stir up uncomfortable feelings in people.

Let’s face it, nipple pleasure often gets overlooked. Let her know you care about her nips as much as the rest of her by getting her [these nipple sucking aids]. Their velvety soft touch are great for first time nipple play, clamping gently to the nipple to provide hands-free suction that’ll have her little soldiers saluting!

Did you know that for many people, nipple play is vital for reaching ‘the big O’? When stimulated, these little love buttons tell your brain to produce oxytocin: a crucial hormone required for climax.

But adult breastfeeding – whether or not it’s technically erotic breastfeeding – has been documented for thousands of years.

The ancient Romans tell the story ‘Caritus Romanus,’ in which a woman named Pero covertly allows her own father to suckle at her breasts in order to save him from his prison sentence of death by starvation.

And in ‘Grapes of Wrath,’ John Steinbeck’s classic tale of the harsh realities of the American Dust Bowl during the Great Depression, the story ends with a young woman in a homeless encampment who has just lost her newborn child saving a starving man’s life by allowing him to suckle.

Breastfeeding Fetish: Why would a grown man want to breastfeed?

But back to the erotic version of breastfeeding.

Despite an initial sense of cringe many otherwise open-minded people might feel when they hear the term ‘breastfeeding fetish,’ this particular kink is no weirder than any other.

People who are into erotic breastfeeding cite numerous benefits and even joy that they gain from it:

Closeness

Intimacy is the most common benefit breastfeeding adults reference when asked about the practice. Indeed, for some, sex isn’t even a part of it.

When you consider that for women who are nursing, their body releases the hormone oxytocin, also known as the pleasure hormone or the love hormone, feelings of profound warmth and intimacy toward an adult breastfeeding partner makes sense.

Yes, oxytocin is associated with arousal and orgasm, but it’s also responsible for creating or reinforcing feelings of bonding and pleasure of a platonic sort.

Roleplay

Adding erotic breastfeeding to your menu of sexual play can open a wide variety of doors in terms of roleplay.

Beyond the most obvious expression of a maternal role over a child role for the partners of women breastfeeding adults, there is also ample space for some […] dominance and submissive roles, and much more for the imaginative.

Health benefits

Breastfeeding is famously known to be a primary way that a mother passes her immunity to her child.

In fact, much like the aforementioned literary examples of starving men suckling in order to get nutrients.

In China even today there are areas where the practice of women breastfeeding adults who are sickly or recovering from an illness is common. (emphasis mine)

Human breast milk is packed full of nutrients as well, so there’s very little downside to erotic lactation when it comes to actually consuming the milk.

Bigger boobies!

Hey guess where breast milk comes from? You guessed it – boobs. And women who are breastfeeding notoriously gain significant boobage while they’re at it.

Granted, this might not be the top most diplomatic angle to take when suggesting to your partner that you might like to try engaging in a lactation [kink], but nonetheless it’s a solid side benefit.

More girlgasms

There are women out there who can [orgasm] or at least get close to it just from nipple play. And people who enjoy an adult breastfeeding [kink] note how sensitive and easily aroused a woman’s nipples get when she’s nursing.

Hey, if suckling on her breasts regularly gets her to the point where a stiff breeze rustling her breasts can put her over the edge, why not give it a try?

To help ease into hot lactation play, you might try out [some beginner-level nipple clamps], fully adjustable with a sliding tweezer design that can give you anywhere from a minor tweak right up to lip-biting excruciating intensity. Silicon rubber tips offer hypoallergenic, safe play.

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How do adults induce lactation while breastfeeding?

So, you’ve talked with your partner, and you’ve decided that […] you’re down to try adult breastfeeding.

So, what to do to prime the pump, so to speak?

Breast pumps

Funny you should use that word: breast pumps cause the body to produce the hormone prolactin, which in turn prompts milk production.

According to […] the research I do for you people, sheesh – a woman should begin pumping 3 times a day for about 5 minutes at a time, then slowly build up the frequency and duration until she’s eventually pumping every 2 -3 hours for 15 -20 minutes.

Diet and medication

There is a certain class of drugs that stimulate the production of prolactin, called by the amazing and otherworldly name ‘galactogogues.’ Meds like domperidone that promote lactation can be ordered online without a prescription, for instance.

Also, be aware that drugs containing pseudoephedrine (Sudafed, Zyrtec and the like) as well as some hormonal birth control meds can interfere with the production of breast milk.

But there are plenty of foods that act as natural galactogogues, including eggs, oats, brown rice, almonds, and salmon. Another important diet point is to stay hydrated.

Getting it flowing

Once the groundwork has been laid, it’s time you got laid as well! To get your [wife’s] breast milk flowing, try laying a warm, damp towel on her breasts to signal to her body that it’s time.

Also, stimulating her nipples by lightly stroking them – remember, [they are] sensitive right now – can help to induce the flow and stimulate the milk-ejection reflex.

Is it healthy for adults to drink breast milk?

As mentioned above, there is undeniable nutritional value in breast milk. While most healthy adults should already be getting all the nutrients contained in breast milk, and thus may not gain any extra benefits, it certainly can’t hurt to slurp down all those delicious vitamins and minerals.

But for the sake of fully understanding some of the wilder claims you’re bound to encounter as you delve into the world of adult breast suckling, be aware that in 2015, a Royal Society of Medicine study found that the health benefits for adults breastfeeding:

“…do not stand up clinically,” and that “…no scientific study evidences that direct adult consumption of human milk for medicinal properties offers anything more than a placebo effect.”  (Man, those guys are no fun…)

Having said that, and remembering that for the most part there’s no danger in consuming breast milk, there are a few dangers to watch out for as you pursue the pleasures of adult breastfeeding sex.

  • Sore and damaged nipples.
  • Breast stimulation can cause her to produce too much milk.
  • Disease can be spread through breast milk, as can yeast infections.
  • If she’s pregnant, be careful because nipple stimulation can trigger early labor.
  • Excessive nipple stimulation and suckling can cause a condition called mastitis, an inflammatory response that causes the breasts to be painful and swollen.
  • Irregular milk stimulation can cause the milk ducts to get clogged and infected, so if you’re going down this road, you’ve got to stick with it!

If you’re ready to graduate on to the advanced nipple and lactation play, check out [vibrating nipple pumps.] These dynamic nipple pumps will give her a tingle in her dingles and have those nips standing at full attention with the vibrating suction action. An easy-squeeze bulb with a quick-release valve gives you full control over the development of events and a rapid exit if it gets too intense – which it just might!

Bigger, harder and more sensitive nipples are just the flick of a switch away with [vibrating nipple pumps.] Sucking onto each nip, it creates a mini vacuum that pulls even the shyest nipple to attention, increasing sensitivity to touch.

The bottom line is that for millions of people around the world, adult breastfeeding or erotic lactation is simply another aspect of their intimate, and not necessarily even overtly sexual lives.

Indeed, for women who are already lactating, having a partner who helps stimulate the flow of her breast milk can save her from having to take drugs unnecessarily while simultaneously building a much closer bond.

That closeness is not only physical, it’s also a function of the additional time a set of partners must spend together, since she’ll need to stimulate her milk expression several times per day.

And yeah, it’s a taboo. [And that’s unfortunate.] Undeniably, there are maternal undertones and a subversion of the mother/child relationship embedded within the pursuit of adult breastfeeding sex relationship.

But subversion of norms is what kink is all about. And as bold explorers of the land within our minds and bodies, taking a trip down a milky side path shouldn’t be any more strange or repulsive than any other sexual diversion we might want to pursue.

Milk ahoy, gentlemen, milk ahoy!

Speaking of, maybe enjoy with some Chips Ahoy cookies?

Woman

“…cleanse my soul of the pollution…
Need water give me hydration…
Find the heavens in your silhouette…
U got my blood going

Ain’t felt nothing natural as this…
So Cleopatra let down your long hair…
Vanilla almond coconut accent…
Don’t need a crystal ball to know at all it’d be a cold world without a woman…

I’m a king but I still need my rib
I need a queen that can keep me grounded Don’t need no mirror mirror on the wall to know there’s no world without a woman.”

Sexually understanding and reasonable

Yet another way to describe folks who are a little more likely to agree to an ANR. Everyone I’ve known who has been ok with this bond has been the type who knows God gave us body parts for a reason, are unafraid to use nonsinful words like “penis” and “vagina” and aren’t uptight about bodily functions and intimacy.

They have a sexual rationality lacking in the prudish.

Union with Christ

From Theopedia

The theme of union with Christ occurs in numerous places in the New Testament, and is also pictured in the Old Testament.^[1]^ It is that union enjoyed by believers, individually and corporately, with the Lord Jesus. It is sometimes referred to as the unio mystica or mystic union, as its fact is established without understanding the mechanism. Our union with Christ is best understood by the picture-language used in the Bible, and by the blessings we derive from our union with Christ.

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The language of union with Christ

Jesus (in John’s gospel), John and Paul all talked about union with Christ, each using different language to point to the one reality. There are also Old Testament and New Testament pictures of union which point forward to the antitype.

Old Testament pictures

The most prevalent picture of union with Christ is that of being clothed in another. Adam and Eve, naked and ashamed in the Garden, are clothed with garments of skin (Gen. 3:21) and Jacob appears before his father in skins to appear as though his brother, Esau. Adam and Eve’s shame is covered through the death of another, and Jacob only acquires blessing in his elder brother.

The Psalms also hint at union with God when they talk of finding the LORD to be a fortress and a refuge (e.g. Ps. 18:2), while the later Prophets frequently use the imagery of a husband and a wife to describe the relationship between God and Israel, an image picked up in the New Testament.

John

In John’s gospel, Jesus describes himself as the Vine, and the disciples as branches in him (John 15:1–17). This is an extended metaphor, in which the Father is the gardener, and Jesus describes how unfruitful branches will be cut off, and that the only way to bear fruit is to remain in the vine. Branches which wither or are cut off are thrown in to the fire and burned, but the chosen branches will bear fruit which will last. Jesus goes on to say that his disciples do not belong to the world, but (by implication) they belong to him.

In his first epistle, John picks up much of that language, writing “Those who obey his commands live in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.” Union with Christ means more than simply drawing one’s life from Christ; it means living in him. Further, through our union with Christ, we enjoy union with the Father, since by seeing “that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you … you also will remain in the Son and in the Father.” (1 John 2:24)

In the Book of Revelation, John “heard what sounded like a great multitude … shouting: ‘Hallelujah! … the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.’ (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.)” (Rev. 19:6–8) Once again, this picks up on previous language, but here it is the Old Testament picture of being clothed with another which is brought through.

Paul

It is Paul’s epistles that the fullest treatment of the theme of union with Christ is to be found. That union is the bedrock of the logic in Romans and the wellspring of praise in Ephesians. In Ephesians 2:20–21, Paul uses the picture of building the Church “on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.” A similar picture can be found in 1 Corinthians 3:10–11, where this time, Paul describes Jesus himself as the foundation of the building, which seems to be the Church, described a few verses later as God’s temple.

In Ephesians 5:30–32, Paul describes the relationship of Christ and the Church as being like that between a husband and wife. He also likens the Church to a body, of which Christ is the Head. This picture is developed in much more detail by Paul in 1 Corinthians 12:12–27, with particular respect to the importance of unity.

Another aspect of union with Christ is that of “Christ in us”. Paul uses such language in Galatians, where he writes “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Gal. 2:20) To the Colossians, Paul writes that “God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Col. 1:27)

Summary

The pictures taken as a whole, and considering other biblical language, allow us to see that there are two components to union with Christ: we in Christ, and Christ in us. It is a bond secured through faith (Gal. 3:20, Eph. 3:17) and sealed in baptism (Rom. 6:3–4, Gal. 3:26–27), and, as Ephesians 1:3–14 tells us, is a Trinitarian bond:

  • the Father is the source of our union;
  • the Son is the object of our union; and
  • the Spirit is the bond of our union. [1]

The blessings of union with Christ

The chief blessing of union with Christ is the blessing of the promises of God, for it is in Christ that all God’s promises are “yea” and “amen”, and when found in him, we become partakers of those promises (Eph. 3:6). We may well say, then, that it is on account of Christ that we enjoy all the good things God so richly bestows. We shall divide the blessings under three heads: blessings for believers with respect to God, with respect to one another and with respect to themselves.

Blessings to believers towards God

Grudem does well to observe that

… every aspect of God’s relationship to believers is in some way connected to our relationship with Christ. From God’s counsels in eternity past before the world was created, to our fellowship with God in heaven in eternity future, and including every aspect of our relationship with God in this life—all has occurred in union with Christ. (p. 840)

Paul begins his meditation on union with Christ in Ephesians 1 with a shout of “praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ!” In what follows, he explicitly grounds election (4), adoption (5), grace (6) and redemption (7) “in Christ”, culminating in the first peak, looking towards the time when God will “bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.” He then begins again with election in Christ (11), reminding the Ephesians that they, too, “were included in Christ when [they] heard the word of truth, the gospel of [their] salvation.” (13)

In Romans 6–7, Paul expounds union with Christ with respect to sin and the Law, showing us that we are dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. His argument is that, since we died (in Christ) to the Law, we died also to sin (since where there is no Law, there is no sin), and are now under grace. We have also been raised to new life in Christ’s resurrection, and will, one day, be renewed in our bodies, in the power of Christ’s resurrection. This is part of the hope of glory mentioned by Paul in his letter to the Colossians.

Imputation, of our sin to Christ, and his righteousness to us, also occur in union with Christ: hiding in him, the punishment for our sin falls on him; clothed in him, the righteousness of his life becomes our own.

Blessings to believers towards others

The main theme of union with Christ as it affects our relationships is to promote unity in the Church: being united vertically with Christ, we are naturally united horizontally with each other. In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul describes the different talents and gifts as being analogous to different parts of the body: eyes, hands, feet etc. Therefore, we should seek to build each other up in our respective gifts.

In Galatians 3:28, Paul’s argument is that, since all are one in Christ Jesus, there is then “neither Jew nor Gentile, slave nor free, male nor female”— there is no place for discrimination on the basis of the status into which someone was born, as all are born again into the same status in Christ.

Blessings to believers towards themselves

When found in the Vine, branches enjoy growth and produce fruit. Believers can be assured that, on the basis of their union with Christ, they will experience a long-term pattern of growth, as Christ in them conforms them to his likeness. Discipline is another of the blessings of union with Christ, as we are pruned by the Father so as to bear fruit. We also enjoy protection when found in Christ, who makes himself our shield and stronghold. Paul’s wonderful description of the armour of God is truly the armour of Christ, as each piece he describes is to be found only in union with Jesus, who alone is truth and righteousness.

Finally, “our hearts are restless, until they find their rest in thee” (attrib. St. Augustine). It is only in Christ that we find our true identity, for he is the true Man.

Relevant passages

  • Romans 6:1-23
  • Galatians 2:20
  • Ephesians 1:3-14
  • Ephesians 5:22-33

Notes

  1. ↑ Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations in this article are taken from the New International Version.

See also

References

  • Bird, Michael F. “Incorporated Righteousness: A Response to Recent Evangelical Discussion Concerning the Imputation of Christ’s Righteousness in Justification” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Vol. 47, No. 2 (June 2004): 253–275.
  • Grudem, WSystematic Theology. Zondervan, 1994. ISBN 0851106528.
  • Murray, JRedemption Accomplished and Applied. ISBN 0802811434.

External links

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Only 2 permissible nursing scenarios: married man and woman or Asia

Biblically, there are only two situations in which it’s okay for an adult to have their lips on a woman’s breasts: if they are a man and woman married to each other, or for health reasons, if they are in China or similar country where it’s culturally and institutionally accepted to breastfeed adults for medical benefits. Anything else will feel too sexual.

Bottom line is, we move the goalposts and challenge God’s decrees if we fail to be above reproach by misinterpreting Scripture to our fleshly pleasure.

God is very concerned not only with the letter, but primarily the spirit, along with the setting, context and wider social effect. And any kind of nursing outside marriage has the spirit of cheating and necessarily carries an imbued sexual tone, unless occurring in said culture where adult nursing isn’t offensive but rather promoted in the context of medical care.

In the latter scenario, the presence of witnesses restricts the likelihood of sexual sin.

Let’s honor the Lord by being above reproach. God bless.

Watch your life and doctrine | Peace is being in God’s will

Keep a close watch on yourself and on the doctrine. Persist in this.

— 1 Timothy 4:16

How much peace I feel directly correlates with how much I’m in God’s will.

— Two godly women I know

I thank God that even in discipline, He somehow shows He’s near. No, I haven’t fornicated or entered a sinful ANR, but faulty thinking has led me down the path of being more tolerant of sin.

I’ve realized how lax I became, and God has been right on time in taking some of my peace away, to correct me and reorient me towards dependence on Him. Now I have a lot more peace. Even better, I also have more joy and I’m on the upswing in many areas too.

We need to be ever vigilant, for it’s always a slow, imperceptible fade towards sin.


Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

— Proverbs 4:23

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

If you struggle with intrusive mental images of ANRs, then “think often that Christ suffered agony for your purity. Fight image with image. Christ crying in agony.”

Titus 2:14:

Christ gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.

1 Peter 1:18; 2:24:

You were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, [but with the precious blood of Christ]. He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.

1 Corinthians 5:15:

He died for all, that they who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.

Hebrews 10:29:

How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?

From Strategies for Fighting Sexual Sin by John Piper

God created the world in seven days | Got Questions.org

The creation account is found in Genesis 1—2. Most of God’s creative work is done by speaking, another indication of the power and authority of His Word. Let us look at each day of God’s creative work:

Creation Day 1 (Genesis 1:1–5)

God created the heavens and the earth. “The heavens” refers to everything beyond the earth, outer space. The earth is made but not formed in any specific way, although water is present. God then speaks light into existence. He then separates the light from the dark and names the light “day” and the dark “night.”

Creation Day 2 (Genesis 1:6–8)

God creates the sky. The sky forms a barrier between water upon the surface and the moisture in the air. At this point earth would have an atmosphere.

Creation Day 3 (Genesis 1:9–13)

God creates dry land. Continents and islands are above the water. The large bodies of water are named “seas” and the ground is named “land.” God declares that all this is good.

God creates all plant life both large and small. He creates this life to be self-sustaining; plants can reproduce. The plants were created in great diversity (many “kinds”). The earth was green and teeming with plant life. God declares that this work is also good.

Creation Day 4 (Genesis 1:14–19)

God creates all the stars and heavenly bodies. The movement of these will help man track time. Two great heavenly bodies are made in relation to the earth. The first is the sun, which is the primary source of light, and the moon, which reflects the light of the sun. The movement of these bodies will distinguish day from night. This work is also declared to be good by God.

Creation Day 5 (Genesis 1:20–23)

God creates all life that lives in the water. Any life of any kind that lives in the water is made at this point. God also makes all the birds. The language allows that this may be the time God made flying insects as well; if not, they were made on Day 6. All these creatures are made with the ability to perpetuate their species by reproduction. The creatures made on Day 5 are the first creatures blessed by God. God declares this work good.

Creation Day 6 (Genesis 1:24–31)

God creates all the creatures that live on dry land. This includes every type of creature not included on previous days and man. God declares this work good.

When God was creating man, He took counsel with Himself. “God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness’” (Genesis 1:26). This is not an explicit revelation of the Trinity but is part of the foundation for such, as God reveals an “us” within the Godhead. God makes man, and man is made in the image of God (men and women both bear this image) and is special above all other creatures. To emphasize this, God places man in authority over the earth and over all the other creatures. God blesses man and commands him to reproduce, fill the earth, and subdue it (bring it under the rightful stewardship of man as authorized by God). God announces that man and all other creatures are to eat plants alone. God will not rescind this dietary restriction until Genesis 9:3–4.

God’s creative work is complete at the end of the sixth day. The entire universe in all its beauty and perfection was fully formed in these six periods labeled as “days.” At the completion of His creation, God announces that it is very good.

Creation Day 7 (Genesis 2:1–3)

God rests. This in no way indicates He was weary from His creative efforts; rather, it denotes that the creation is complete. Further, God is establishing a pattern of one day in seven to rest. The keeping of this day will eventually be a distinguishing trait of God’s chosen people, Israel (Exodus 20:8–11).

Many Christians interpret these “days” as literal, 24-hour periods, a position called Young-Earth Creationism. It should be noted that certain interpretations of these “days” suggest they were indeterminate periods of time. Day-Age Theory and Historical Creationism are two theories that interpret the biblical data in a way that allows for an older earth. Regardless, the events and accomplishments of each “day” are the same.

Isaiah 66

1 Thus says the LORD:
“Heaven is my throne,
and the earth is my footstool;
what is the house that you would build for me,
and what is the place of my rest?
2 All these things my hand has made,
and so all these things came to be,
declares the LORD.
But this is the one to whom I will look:
he who is humble and contrite in spirit
and trembles at my word.

3 “He who slaughters an ox is like one who kills a man;
he who sacrifices a lamb, like one who breaks a dog’s neck;
he who presents a grain offering, like one who offers pig’s blood;
he who makes a memorial offering of frankincense, like one who blesses an idol.
These have chosen their own ways,
and their soul delights in their abominations;
4 I also will choose harsh treatment for them
and bring their fears upon them,
because when I called, no one answered,
when I spoke, they did not listen;
but they did what was evil in my eyes
and chose that in which I did not delight.”

5 Hear the word of the LORD,
you who tremble at his word:
“Your brothers who hate you
and cast you out for my name’s sake
have said, ‘Let the LORD be glorified,
that we may see your joy’;
but it is they who shall be put to shame.

6 “The sound of an uproar from the city!
A sound from the temple!
The sound of the LORD,
rendering recompense to his enemies!

Rejoice with Jerusalem

7 “Before she was in labor
she gave birth;
before her pain came upon her
she delivered a son.
8 Who has heard such a thing?
Who has seen such things?
Shall a land be born in one day?
Shall a nation be brought forth in one moment?
For as soon as Zion was in labor
she brought forth her children.
9 Shall I bring to the point of birth and not cause to bring forth?”
says the LORD;
“shall I, who cause to bring forth, shut the womb?”
says your God.

10 “Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her,
all you who love her;
rejoice with her in joy,
all you who mourn over her;
11 that you may nurse and be satisfied
from her consoling breast;
that you may drink deeply with delight
from her glorious abundance.”a

12 For thus says the LORD:
“Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river,
and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream;
and you shall nurse, you shall be carried upon her hip,
and bounced upon her knees.
13 As one whom his mother comforts,
so I will comfort you;
you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
14 You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice;
your bones shall flourish like the grass;
and the hand of the LORD shall be known to his servants,
and he shall show his indignation against his enemies.

Final Judgment and Glory of the LORD

15 “For behold, the LORD will come in fire,
and his chariots like the whirlwind,
to render his anger in fury,
and his rebuke with flames of fire.
16 For by fire will the LORD enter into judgment,
and by his sword, with all flesh;
and those slain by the LORD shall be many.

17 “Those who sanctify and purify themselves to go into the gardens, following one in the midst, eating pig’s flesh and the abomination and mice, shall come to an end together, declares the LORD.

18 “For I knowb their works and their thoughts, and the time is comingc to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and shall see my glory, 19 and I will set a sign among them. And from them I will send survivors to the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, who draw the bow, to Tubal and Javan, to the coastlands far away, that have not heard my fame or seen my glory. And they shall declare my glory among the nations. 20 And they shall bring all your brothers from all the nations as an offering to the LORD, on horses and in chariots and in litters and on mules and on dromedaries, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, says the LORD, just as the Israelites bring their grain offering in a clean vessel to the house of the LORD. 21 And some of them also I will take for priests and for Levites, says the LORD.

22 “For as the new heavens and the new earth
that I make
shall remain before me, says the LORD,
so shall your offspring and your name remain.
23 From new moon to new moon,
and from Sabbath to Sabbath,
all flesh shall come to worship before me,
declares the LORD.

24 “And they shall go out and look on the dead bodies of the men who have rebelled against me. For their worm shall not die, their fire shall not be quenched, and they shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.”


Footnotes:
a 11 Or breast
b 18 Septuagint, Syriac; Hebrew lacks know
c 18 Hebrew and it is coming

Note how the first footnote relates the word ‘breast’ with ‘abundance.’

God doesn’t make empty promises


New International Version

Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery?” says the LORD. “Do I close up the womb when I bring to delivery?” says your God.

New Living Translation
Would I ever bring this nation to the point of birth and then not deliver it?” asks the LORD. “No! I would never keep this nation from being born,” says your God.

— Isaiah 66:9

God isn’t impotent, nor does He celebrate infertility, barrenness, or ineffectual calling. His Word is potent and will certainly yield fruit. He is mighty to save.

Don’t pursue medical wet nursing

Don’t pursue medical wet nursing. It’s too risky. Unless you live in eighteenth century China, where such a practice is accepted and institutionalized, you greatly risk falling into sexual sin. This is especially true for men, because I know we’re more prone to temptation and using the slightest excuse to justify sexual gratification.

But in God’s eyes, I think medical wet nursing is only permitted under two conditions:

  1. The patient is genuinely sick and dying,
  2. Medical wet nursing is culturally accepted as a nonsexual act of care.

Society needs to change at an institutional level to make such acts of care a safe reality.

In the meantime, be careful to avoid moving the goalposts and bending the rules to your fleshly advantage.

Don’t justify your rule-bending lusts. Be patient and wait on the Lord.

Jude: how God really feels about sexual sin

New International Version

Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James,

To those who have been called, who are loved in God the Father and kept for[a] Jesus Christ:

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.

The Sin and Doom of Ungodly People

Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people. For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about[b] long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.

Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord[c] at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day. In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.

In the very same way, on the strength of their dreams these ungodly people pollute their own bodies, reject authority and heap abuse on celestial beings. But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not himself dare to condemn him for slander but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”[d] 10 Yet these people slander whatever they do not understand, and the very things they do understand by instinct—as irrational animals do—will destroy them.

11 Woe to them! They have taken the way of Cain; they have rushed for profit into Balaam’s error; they have been destroyed in Korah’s rebellion.

12 These people are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm—shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead. 13 They are wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shame; wandering stars, for whom blackest darkness has been reserved forever.

14 Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about them: “See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones 15 to judge everyone, and to convict all of them of all the ungodly acts they have committed in their ungodliness, and of all the defiant words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”[e] 16 These people are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.

A Call to Persevere

17 But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold. 18 They said to you, “In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.” 19 These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.

20 But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

22 Be merciful to those who doubt; 23 save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.[f]

Doxology

24 To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— 25 to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

Footnotes

  1. Jude 1:1 Or by; or in
  2. Jude 1:4 Or individuals who were marked out for condemnation
  3. Jude 1:5 Some early manuscripts Jesus
  4. Jude 1:9 Jude is alluding to the Jewish Testament of Moses (approximately the first century a.d.).
  5. Jude 1:15 From the Jewish First Book of Enoch (approximately the first century b.c.)
  6. Jude 1:23 The Greek manuscripts of these verses vary at several points.

Repost: ANR outside marriage = adultery

Email I recently received:

“I have  met two Christian men on ANR dating sites and all of them are like myself, in that they were sexually active before they gave their life to Christ. And each of them has the same opinion on nursing vs sex. Each of them believed that nursing can be a permissible act between unwed partners as an alternative to intercourse before marriage. I don’t have an opinion on the subject yet, but I am trying to form one and I’d like the input of someone…I am inclined to agree with them because there is nothing in the scripture prohibiting it  as far as I can tell, though a biblical scholar, I am not. Just wondering if you would be willing to share your opinion and why you feel the way you do. […]”

My response:

“Nursing as a way to prevent pre-marital sex? Well…
You say ‘Though I have been successful in abstaining for  the last seven years, I find this the most difficult thing to control.’ This statement shows that if one engages in an ANR, they’re exposing themselves to temptation. There are many sinful things Scripture doesn’t expressly forbid, masturbation being one. Engaging in an ANR before marriage is another example, because an ANR is something sexual. Ezekiel 23:3, 8 and 21 tell us that breasts also serve a sexual purpose, but human experience also bears witness to their sexual nature apart from Scripture.

Unfortunately, I’ve come across some nursers who deny this but to be very frank, I think they’re suppressing the truth, because nipples are erogenous zones. Some things are just so risky that even if the Bible doesn’t explicitly prohibit them, if you practice them, you place yourself in a danger zone.

“Nancy”, since you’re His child…, God will most likely provide you a godly, loving husband to enjoy this intimacy with. Then you can experience uninhibited ANR joy without worrying about sinning. I’ve come to see God’s infinite wisdom in requiring us to flee from sexual immorality. The passion, joy, selfless service and thrill of marital lovemaking are well worth the wait.

Any kind of nursing with multiple women is a sin as you rightfully point out, whether married to any of them or not. God certainly hates that and doesn’t play around with sexual sin.”

Drink water from your own cistern, water flowing from your own well.

Proverbs 5:15

Read full version in original post.

In the bosom of Jesus

“Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved.”

John 13:23 (NKJV)

“One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was at the table, leaning against Jesus’ breast.”

John 13:23 (WEB)

“So he, having his head on Jesus’s bosom, leaned back and asked, ‘Master, who is it?'”

John 13:25 (Weymouth NT)

“Then, leaning back on Jesus’ breast, he said to Him, ‘Lord, who is it?”

John 13:25 (NKJV)

“Having turned, Peter sees the disciple whom Jesus loved following, the one who also had reclined on His bosom at the supper and said, “Lord, who is it who is betraying You?”

John 21:20 (Berean Literal Bible)

“Then Peter, turning around, saw a disciple following. This was the disciple whom Jesus sincerely loved, the one who had also leaned on Jesus’ breast at the supper and asked, “Lord, who is going to betray You?”

John 21:20 (WEB)

Fellow believers, is there any sweeter place to be than in the bosom of Jesus? 🙂 🙂

See also:

In the bosom of the Father

A systematic theology of the female bosom

A systematic theology of the female bosom

*based on female anatomical references to “cheq,” Strong’s Hebrew 2436, meaning “bosom”

“Then Naomi took the child and laid him on her bosom, and became a nurse to him.”

Ruth 4:16

“So she arose in the middle of the night and took my son from my side, while your maidservant slept, and laid him in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.”

1 Kings 3:20

“He said to her, “Give me your son.” Then he took him from her bosom and carried him up to the upper room where he was living, and laid him on his own bed.”

1 Kings 17:19

“Why should you be intoxicated, my son, with a forbidden woman and embrace the bosom of an adulteress?”

Proverbs 5:20

“They say to their mothers, “Where is grain and wine?” As they swoon like the wounded In the streets of the city, As their life is poured out In their mothers’ bosom.”

Lamenations 2:12

A Systematic Theology of Breasts

* based on “shad,” Strong’s Hebrew 7699 and 7699a, and “shod,” Strong’s Hebrew 7699b, meaning “breasts” and “female breasts” respectively, “dad,” Strong’s Hebrew 1717, meaning “breasts, teat, nipple,” “μαστός (mastos),” Strong’s Greek 3149, meaning “The breast, pap” and “θηλάζω (thélazó),Strong’s Greek 2337, meaning “I give suck, to nurse, to suckle, to suck.”

“by the God of your father who will help you, by the Almighty who will bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that crouches beneath, blessings of the breasts and of the womb.”

Genesis 49:25

“Why did the knees receive me? Or why the breasts, that I should nurse?”

Job 3:12

“(There are those who snatch the fatherless child from the breast, and they take a pledge against the poor.)”

Job 24:9

“Yet you are he who took me from the womb; you made me trust you at my mother’s breasts.”

Psalm 22:9


“A lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts drench you at all times; be intoxicated always in her love.”

Proverbs 5:19

“My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh that lies between my breasts.”

Song of Solomon 1:13

“Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle, that graze among the lilies.”

Song of Solomon 4:5

“Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle.”

Song of Solomon 7:3

“Your stature is like a palm tree, and your breasts are like its clusters.”

Song of Solomon 7:7

“I say I will climb the palm tree and lay hold of its fruit. Oh may your breasts be like clusters of the vine, and the scent of your breath like apples,”

Song of Solomon 7:8


“Oh that you were like a brother to me who nursed at my mother’s breasts! If I found you outside, I would kiss you, and none would despise me.”

Song of Solomon 8:1


“We have a little sister, and she has no breasts. What shall we do for our sister on the day when she is spoken for?”

Song of Solomon 8:8


“I was a wall, and my breasts were like towers; then I was in his eyes as one who finds peace.”

Song of Solomon 8:10

“To whom will he teach knowledge, and to whom will he explain the message? Those who are weaned from the milk, those taken from the breast?”

Isaiah 28:9

“Beat your breasts for the pleasant fields,
for the fruitful vine”

Isaiah 32:12

“You shall suck the milk of nations; you shall nurse at the breast of kings; and you shall know that I, the LORD, am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.”

Isaiah 60:16

“that you may nurse and be satisfied from her consoling breast; that you may drink deeply with delight from her glorious abundance.”

Isaiah 66:11

“I made you flourish like a plant of the field. And you grew up and became tall and arrived at full adornment. Your breasts were formed, and your hair had grown; yet you were naked and bare.”

Ezekiel 16:7

“They played the whore in Egypt; they played the whore in their youth; there their breasts were pressed and their virgin bosoms handled.”

Ezekiel 23:3

“She did not give up her whoring that she had begun in Egypt; for in her youth men had lain with her and handled her virgin bosom and poured out their whoring lust upon her”

Ezekiel 23:8

“Thus you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when the Egyptians handled your bosom and pressed your young breasts.”

Ezekiel 23:21

“you shall drink it and drain it out, and gnaw its shards, and tear your breasts; for I have spoken, declares the Lord GOD.”

Ezekiel 23:34

“Plead with your mother, plead— for she is not my wife, and I am not her husband— that she put away her whoring from her face, and her adultery from between her breasts

Hosea 2:2

“Give them, O LORD— what will you give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.”

Hosea 9:14

“Gather together the people, sanctify the church, assemble the ancients, gather together the little ones, and them that suck at the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth from his bed, and the bride out of her bride chamber.”

Joel 2:16

“Do you hear,” they asked Him, “what these children are saying?” “Yes,” He replied; “have you never read, ‘Out of the mouths of infants and of babes at the breast Thou hast brought forth the praise which is due’?”

Matthew 21:16 (Weymouth NT)

“As he said these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!”

Luke 11:27

“For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’”

Luke 23:29

Trust and ANR

“I really want to have sex with you because you’re a human male I trust to not murder me in my sleep.”

— funny woman on hit TV show

As this comedienne rightfully states, trust is a huge issue for women in intimate situations involving men. But if you can get a man on your lap, and have him content, milk drunk, and asleep like a baby, you know trust isn’t an issue for you. You’ve cleared that hurdle and won your man over.

“You know you got your man if you have him drinking from you like a baby.”

— African American woman, on an article promoting ANRs, with an inquiring poll on ANR-willingness at the end

God’s loving, tender comfort

“Comfort, comfort my people,
    says your God.
Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,
    and proclaim to her
that her hard service has been completed,
    that her sin has been paid for”

— Isaiah 40

“Shout for joy, you heavens;
    rejoice, you earth;
    burst into song, you mountains!
For the Lord comforts his people
    and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.

14 But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me,
    the Lord has forgotten me.”

15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
    and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may forget,
    I will not forget you!
16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands”

— Isaiah 49

The Lord will surely comfort Zion
    and will look with compassion on all her ruins;
he will make her deserts like Eden,
    her wastelands like the garden of the Lord.
Joy and gladness will be found in her,
    thanksgiving and the sound of singing.

12 I, even I, am he who comforts you.
    Who are you that you fear mere mortals,
    human beings who are but grass”

— Isaiah 51

Burst into songs of joy together,
    you ruins of Jerusalem,
for the Lord has comforted his people,
    he has redeemed Jerusalem.”

— Isaiah 52

God hates waste; he loves people and emotional warmth

“The LORD alone is God! He created the heavens and made a world where people can live, instead of creating an empty desert. The LORD alone is God; there are no others.”

Isaiah 45:18, CEV


“For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (he is God!), who formed the earth and made it (he established it; he did not create it empty, he formed it to be inhabited!): “I am the LORD, and there is no other.”

ESV

Should I pursue medical wet nursing?

Be extremely careful. It’s too easy to be blindsided by, and end up rationalizing our sin.

Perhaps you have a health condition treatable with breast milk, and you’re considering finding a wet nurse, or nursing a sick man.

To do this without sinning, you need to head over to China or similar country, find a hospital that practices adult wet nursing for health benefits, with many safety protocols such as cameras in place, and a no contact below the waist policy, with all nursing taking place in full view of hospital administrators. The keyword is witnesses.

Anything less, and you won’t be avoiding the appearance of evil which 1 Thess. 5:22 warns us about.

Or you can seek expressed milk. Or just wait till marriage, thereby altogether avoiding the possibility of sinning against a holy God.

The more intimate you are with Christ, the more likely he’ll open your eyes to ways you’ve been blinded by your sin. He’ll get you right back on track.