Love, Sex, Distance, Lust and Sin

The picture above isn't sexy...it is a nude beach though.. There are billions and billions of words dedicated to sex. When we add distance into the formula.....sex is limited. A microscopic view of skin is not sexy at all. An aerial picture of a nude woman on a beach isn't sexy either unless we can observe the curves of the body or certain parts.

How far away or close do we need to be from nudity to avoid sin? We aren't going to say,"That little speck on the beach is hot. We also won't say,"Wow...look at the flakes and mites on that babe!"

Flesh is actually pretty nasty when observed through a microscope.  There is always dead skin and usually some kind of mites on the surface.  Of course....we can't see them normally...but they are there.  Lust...having a margin of distance....must mean that sin has a margin of distance.  If a woman is too far away for a man to see her curves of flesh....how can he lust after her unless he knows the woman he sees.

We could look at the skin of a super model under a microscope and it would not raise an inkling of lust unless we knew it was a certain model's skin.  Even then...if that turned us on...we do have a problem.

Let's say....a man is a mile away from a nude woman.  He can see it is a person but can't tell the sex.  He walks towards her and her curves come into focus. The color of her skin comes into focus.  The sin bar (pardon the pun) begins to rise.  By the time he is a few steps away...the sin bar has maxed out!

Now...the man puts on microscopic glasses. He focuses on a certain...chosen... part and zooms in.  He begins to see ridges, wrinkles....flakes...mites and giant hair as the sin bar drops down.  The man is only excited in a margin of distance.  However....if the man knows the woman he is walking to or looking at through a microscope...the sin bar can very well remain at the maximum.

Even clothing can't stop the margin of sex.  The distance may be a little different but the curves and thought of sex is still there.  Sometimes...clothing even enhances lust.  Victoria's Secret has proven that. 

Well...we can't leave out the other four senses.  Smell, taste,touch and sound also play a role in lust.  All five senses connect to the brain.  The brain tells us when something is sexy.  The brain sends signals to the sex cells...and...boing...we have a lusty sin!

I know...I know...why am I using the word sin?  How can just looking be a sin?  It only becomes a sin when looking turns into lusting.  If a man and woman are married or any couple connected by professed love.....the sin is that they step out of their agreement.  It has nothing to do with sex.  They have broken the bonds of their love.

If we go back to the story of Adam and Eve....we find the forbidden fruit.  The old fruit hasn't changed.  Adam and Eve weren't evil.  The fruit wasn't evil. Sex wasn't evil.  That leaves only the lust for the fruit.  The lust led to the broken promise.  Love was hurt. 

Even today...a human being can look at the Gothic art paintings of mostly naked Adam and Eve with a lust for them.  Time and distance in thought have no boundaries when it comes to lust.  So....am I saying that lust is evil?  We all know that good sex in a good relationship is good.

If we lust outside of that relationship....it does hurt love.  We want the forbidden fruit instead of that same old everyday fruit.  Lust draws us into fantasy...away from love.  If we bite the forbidden fruit and the mate finds out....all hell breaks loose!

I can already feel people asking,"What the hell is your point Tom?" Well...my point is to think.....I think. I just don't believe in telling anyone how to live their lives or love. For myself...I've come to the conclusion....sex is a wonderful part of love. I choose to try my best to be exclusive to my wife because I don't want to hurt her...I don't want to hurt love.

She can be a thousand miles away or as close as a hug....the love, passion and lust is there. All sin is derived from a broken promise to ourselves or others. That beautiful forbidden fruit is more appealing when seen from a certain distance. The closer we come to it...the further we are from what we already have.

I believe that lust...like sin dies with the body. While living...as mates...we can either distance ourselves from lusting after other people and things....or we can look very close at what we are really lusting after. I don't think there can be any lust in a satellite photo or a picture of a dust mite. Maybe...if we focus on love....distance doesn't even matter.

Ashes to ashes.....lust to dust.

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cheaptrick 5 years ago from the bridge of sighs

Very nice.You made your point in a refreshing and easy to understand way.Lust is like Ice Cream,having it to often diminishes it's pleasure.Lust and anticipation of ones mate is one of the high points and the"Desert"of ones relationship.

Dean


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alekhouse 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

Interesting, Tom, how you got to where you ended up from where you started. Different from the kind of writing you usually do.


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qwark 5 years ago

Hi Tom:

...but we are a lusty species!

Man is naturally a "polygamous" creature.

We didn't evolve to be "monogamous."

"Sin?" (tongue-in-cheek) The concept? Pure sillyness.

But, as usual Tom, you did an outstanding job in expressing your thoughts about: "Love, Sex, Distance, Lust and Sin."

2 thumbs up! :):

Qwark


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Tom Cornett 5 years ago from Ohio Author

Thank you Dean...."Lust is like Ice Cream,having it to often diminishes it's pleasure." Very true. :)

alekhouse....thanks....I was just in a strange mood this morning. :)


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Tom Cornett 5 years ago from Ohio Author

Thanks quark...are you sure that's not "Three thumbs up." :)


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qwark 5 years ago

Hahaha...Have it your way Tom!

3 THUMBS UP! :-)

Qwark

...and Tom, Its "Qwark!" Jeez! lol :-)


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

Interesting that there is a very small window for lust to occur. Using this tool http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/525347 lust exists somewhere between the bubble car and salt crystal I'd say.


ralwus 5 years ago

I have always wondered what turned a blind person on. Touch? Smell? Anyway, I can smell a sexy chick a mile away. ;)


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G-Ma Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Yes we can always not be in such a hurry, to wait and find True Love. Be truthful to ourself in all matters, then maybe the lust and sin wouldn't overtake us.

I loved the way you did this but wow one of the pics gave me the creeps, good thing we can't see EVERYTHING...:O) God Bless HUGS G-Ma


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Very very nice! Yes sir! great job here Tom. God bless you bud!


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Interesting hub and point of view.


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Tom Cornett 5 years ago from Ohio Author

OK....Quark. :)

Randy...thanks...a tiny window...much like the time of our lives. Cool site. :)

Charlie....thanks....at least a mile..LOL! :)

G-Ma....thanks....So true....true love can do wonders. :)

Thanks Micky....blessings to you too. :)

Thanks Genna. :)


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Alexander Mark 5 years ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

I like your conclusion. My question is two fold. One, what are you going to do about that male skin care ad underneath this comment I am seeing, he's driving me crazy! Secondly and seriously, I appreciate the pictures you added, one of them is a statue of a naked person. Although I find pictures of naked women or well made statues of naked women a little bit of a turn on, when it is truly art, I can appreciate its beauty that I think glorifies God. He has made us beautiful, and although I do not endorse walking around naked, is unclothed art always wrong if it doesn't entice us to sin?


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Tom Cornett 5 years ago from Ohio Author

Alexander Mark....Male skin care is a popular new trend...I think? So true...God did make us beautiful. God made sex beautiful....religion made it dirty. I would think that sin is behind the eyes of the beholder. Thanks. :)


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Alexander Mark 5 years ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

I agree.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Hi Mark,

A clever and interesting hub.

Thanks for sharing and I now look forward to reading more of your work!!

Take care,

Eiddwen.


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tonymac04 5 years ago from South Africa

I enjoyed this read, thank you. Put me in mind, though, of an incident many years ago in Cape Town. There is a tidal bathing pool off the coast of Cape Town at a place called Saunder's Rocks, where, in the seclusion of the high walls around the pool, men were allowed to bathe in the altogether. No women allowed.

A little old lady rang the police to report that she could see naked men in the pool. the police duly came to her appartment near the top of a tall block. She took them to her bedroom and said "look there." The policeman looked and all he could see were the walls. "I can't see the naked men," he said. "Oh no," said the old bat, "You have to stand on the bed and look through the binoculars to see them!"

I don't know what the moral of that little tale is - it just seemed appropriate to this Hub!

Love and peace

Tony


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Tom Cornett 5 years ago from Ohio Author

Eiddwen....thank you! :)

Tony...thanks so much....LOL...I love that story!


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

Very well put with a great analogy. This is so true Tom.

An excellent Hub!


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Tom Cornett 5 years ago from Ohio Author

CMerritt.....thank you. :)


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

You are a Hubartist well worth paying attention too! Very interesting Hub! It's easy to recognize your thoughts here (even though I've never been close to marriage) but the descriptions and ideas. . . .I doubt I've ever seen presented so well.


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Tom Cornett 5 years ago from Ohio Author

WTS....thank you....It means a lot to me that you took the time to say such kind and thoughtful words.


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jayb23 5 years ago from India

Interesting and extremely refreshing take. I have bookmarked it. BTW you have expressed your thoughts really well. Keep up the good work.


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Tom Cornett 5 years ago from Ohio Author

Thank you Jay. :)


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PSSST! 5 years ago from Conneticut

Sort of weird...but oddly interesting. That's how I would sum this hub up. That skin through a microscope...ew...but lusting is a sin? What about p*rn? isn't that what it's all about?


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Tom Cornett 5 years ago from Ohio Author

PSST......thanks for stopping by. Yes.....that is what it's all about. :)


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Just_Rodney 5 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

Tom well done a brilliant hub well written and thought out.

To put this into cullinary light as I would, as you know I am a food junkie.

Take out Hamburgers - that juicy Patty, medium rare, coverd with a delectable sauce, flimsely half dressed with the barest shavings of pickles, onions, tomatoes and suace of your fancy, laying a bed of crisp lettuce. Sandwiched between between the halves of a warm golden, sesamie seeded burger bun.

Or any other Take out type of food, even if it is finger licking good.

That is lust.

A 2 inch thick Rump (or any cut of steak that you and your "significant other" enjoys the most, done to a turn according to each ones preferance. Served on a warm plate, with a baked potato, a crisp salad, your favourite sauce covering the steak, sour cream and chives filling the split centre of the potatoes. Served with your favourite wine, fruit juice, or plain chilled water.

That is love.

Sorry for not writing my own hub, thanks for a great hub.

©Rodney Fagan


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Tom Cornett 5 years ago from Ohio Author

LOL....Thanks Rodney....I agree...now I'm hungry. :)


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Quite a departure from your normal writing, Tom! Very interLUSTing. lol! Personally, I always thought Paul Newman's take on extra-marital hanky-panky (and a great compliment to wife Joanne) summed it up best: "Why go out for hamburger when I can get all the steak I want at home?".

Have to add a bit about clothing and lust. At the risk of dating myself, I once knew a go-go dancer who had a gift for bump and grind. Then she "got religion" and quit the stage. One night, tho, she was with her fiance in the club where she used to dance. The hired dancers that night were all duds, not raising ANY "sin bars", and Shar was talked into doing one song, but only fully clothed (in a long-sleeve turtle neck and slacks, no less). Took her all of 5 seconds on stage to bring the place to a complete stand still. All eyes were riveted on her, followed by a standing ovation at the end - more than one, I suspect, if ya get my meaning. Her performance so intimidated one scantily-clad dancer that she quit on the spot and never came back!


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Tom Cornett 4 years ago from Ohio Author

Hi Jama....I like that quote from Paul Newman. Love that story about the dancer....some people just have the natural ability to move with music. Thanks for sharing it. :o)


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DREAM ON 3 years ago

After a long look at the nude beach I must say what a great way to take the lust out of anything.Put distance between the two.Great write thanx for sharing.


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Tom Cornett 3 years ago from Ohio Author

Dream on...thank you. :o)

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