Pomegranate juice


If only you were my brother,
    one who nursed at my mother’s breasts.
If I saw you on the street,
    I would kiss you, and no one would look down on me.
    I would lead you.
    I would bring you into my mother’s house.
        (She is the one who was my teacher.)
    I would give you some spiced wine to drink,
        some juice squeezed from my pomegranates.
His left hand is under my head.
His right hand caresses me.

Song of Solomon 8:1-3

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Also read: Am I twisting Scripture to justify my kinky fetish?


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  1. ihsomiet

    Can you clarify this for me. You seem to be saying that a pomegranate is metaphor for breasts. But if that’s the case, then this verse would be saying that it’s okay for a girl to breastfeed her brother. If ANR were approached from a non-sexual POV, then how does this not constitute as incest… In your humble words?


    • Prov519

      Hi ihsomiet. The answer to your question is found in my post ‘Am I twisting Scripture to justify my kinky fetish?’ As you’ll read in that post, I view biblical interpretation to be heavily reliant on reading in context, which if we do for the Song of Solomon, we readily realize that the bride does not say this because she secretly wishes her groom would literally be her brother so she could commit incest with him. The Song is NOT about incestuous yearnings. She expresses that longing only because she wishes to have a valid reason to be with him in public without the envy, judgment and public gossip that occasionally accompanies romantic relationships, especially in those times. I don’t think there’s anywhere else in the Song where she expresses this brotherly desire so it’s not at all about incest. Moreover, if we took pomegranates completely out of the equation and focused exclusively on verses 1 and 3, we could also say the Bible promotes incest, if we choose to read out of context and approach this in a skeptical manner.

      I have stated emphatically that Couples Nursing is a very sexual activity, and the Bible makes it clear that such activity is reserved for a man and a woman who are married and not related to each other. Since the Bible doesn’t contradict itself, Song of Solomon 8:1-3 does not contradict Leviticus 18:6-18.

      I’m all for women nursing their husbands, never their brothers. From the Biblical, physical and anectodal evidence, God also is.


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