Sep 3rd 2009 By Lauren Brown
Sure, some of us may think of sex as a religious experience -- especially during a particularly steamy session filled with screams of "Oh, God!" But now comes a new book called "Prayer Book for Spouses," aimed at Roman Catholic couples and encouraging them to recite the "Prayer Before Making Love"
before doing the deed.
Why? So their intentions are purified and sex isn't about selfishness or hedonism. Maybe we're going straight to hell but we thought those WERE the reasons to make love?
Here's a taste of the prayer (in case you want to give it a whirl). It asks God "to place within us love that truly gives, tenderness that truly unites, self-offering that tells the truth and does not deceive, forgiveness that truly receives, loving physical union that welcomes."
If you have the self-control to pray before ripping off your significant other's clothes, then more power to you. But that begs the question -- if you don't pray, do you have any other pre-sex rituals you'd like to share?Also on Lemondrop:
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