Flex (Time to Have Sex)

“Before she reach, I could smell her perfume.”

— Mad Cobra, “Flex”

Years ago, when I was a very moralistic Christian, never would I have dreamt of operating such a blog as this, let alone post a song praising the “time to have sex” on a blog centered on an intimate act. I’ve since grown out of that puritanical mindset, and have realized how so many of us believers try to be holier than God by having “higher” standards than even he does, as demonstrated in his word. I now make a distinction between erotica and pornography, because I believe God does the same. In the song posted above, there’s nothing more erotic than the most erotic parts of Scripture. The Bible is the final authority, and our ultimate plumbline, so if God tastefully ventures into erotica, so can we.

A Christian date of mine said the idea of drinking breast milk “sounds erotic.” Erotica is beautiful and special in God’s eyes — when appropriately enjoyed.

Personally, I’ve come to realize how unbiblically ascetic I became in other areas, such as spending money on colognes and other sweet-smelling aromas. But the related concepts of pleasant smells, beauty, romance, erotica, sensuality and sexuality are again perfectly acceptable and beautiful from the divine perspective, on his terms.

New International Version
“For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.”

New Living Translation
“Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing.”

— 2 Corinthians 2:15

“It is a burnt offering to the Lord. It is a pleasing aroma, a food offering[b] to the Lord … the burnt offering, as a pleasing aroma before the Lord. It is a food offering to the Lord. … The other lamb you shall offer at twilight, and shall offer with it a grain offering and its drink offering, as in the morning, for a pleasing aroma, a food offering to the Lord.”

— Exodus 29:18, 25, 41

“Take the finest spices: of liquid myrrh 500 shekels, and of sweet-smelling cinnamon half as much, that is, 250, and 250 of aromatic cane,”

— Exodus 30:23


Exodus 29:18 Or an offering by fire; also verses 2541

It is a biblical fact. Erotica and sensual delights are absolutely pleasing to God when indulged in within a covenant union, because they point to the pleasing aroma of his Son on the Cross.

See also:

Why would the aroma of a sacrifice be important to God?

Four Aromas God Loves Most

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