Eros, Cornerstone of Our Marriage
To be frank, it was sex, not love that brought my wife and me together. The time between our first meeting and wedding was no more than one month, so how much love could we expect to build up?
However, it was equally unbelievable that a whirlwind romance like ours was founded on no love at all. The brash love was absolutely derived from "love at first sight," while the passion primarily originated in sex. It was the sex appeal that fueled our marriage.
Truthfully, the girlfriends I had before I met my wife were far superior to her in appearance, education, occupation and family background. Even today they live vividly in my memory, and I still regret not having married one of them. Oddly, though, while I was with them I rarely felt much sexual desire for them.
Before I got married at 26, I hadn't had sex, even though occasionally some "evil idea" flashed into my mind, which I stamped out with a reasoning mind. I can swear that my ex-girlfriends left me as virginal as the day they'd met me.