Vestal flame

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Vestal flame

Postby Saturn » Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:19 pm

A .lament on the loss of innocence - not prudity mind you though.

Vestal flame.

Who now today tends the Vestal flame,
As Chastity’s mocked, virginity a shame?
Is love no more than a physical act
Or a simple, cold scientific fact?
Is it no more than attraction and lust,
Nor based on respect or mutual trust?
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Postby dks » Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:22 pm

Hmmmm. I must think on this... :?: :? :wink:
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Postby Saturn » Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:39 pm

The mystery deepens....
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Postby dks » Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:39 pm

I'll have to temper what I think, I think.

Truly, though, where are all the virtuous ladies? Is that what you are asking?
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Postby Malia » Tue Jun 13, 2006 7:20 pm

Saturn, I agree that sex can (and should) be more than just a romp in the hay. . .it has the potential to be spiritual and transformative. I suspect you're putting men and women in the same light here? That both men and women should be virtuous? If so, I agree with that.
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Postby dks » Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:00 pm

Yes, I agree, too. But can't a nice romp in the hay also be spiritual??

:lol: :shock: :wink: 8)
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Postby Saturn » Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:49 pm

Malia wrote: I suspect you're putting men and women in the same light here? That both men and women should be virtuous? If so, I agree with that.


Yes I'm one of those rare species of men who are looking for love first, then sex if it felt right and we both felt the same.

I could never have a one-night stand that didn't mean anything.

I would have to totally trust and love that person to be that intimate with them.

A romp in the hay would be empty and unfulfilling. Of course I have carnal desires and lusts but those are animal instincts, base ones we should try and leash in - love can be a more long-lasting and potentially fulfilling experience.

I must sound like a terribly old-fashioned kind of guy but that's just how I feel.

I wouldn't throw stones or look down on someone who has multiple partners and one-night-stands etc, it's just not for me.

I don't know if I'm romantic, naive or just prudish...I don't know - I'm probably bummed I've never had any offers :lol: .

I was born too late I suppose - I would have made a fine Victorian I suspect - all that outward decorum and gentlemanliness but with a pssionate heart underneath :wink:
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Postby dks » Wed Jun 14, 2006 3:58 am

You're perfect.
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Postby Saturn » Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:56 am

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