TOP5 Things Sex has in Common with Labor Day

More fun than working the assembly line at a chocolate factory, here are the TOP5 Things Sex has in Common with Labor Day!

#5: They’re about unions.

No labor unions. No labor day. Nuf sed.

Sex is about a union too. Indeed, it both symbolizes and celebrates the union of two becoming one flesh. In today’s hookup culture that depth of meaning is mocked. But…

If the coming together of two bodies in sexual intimacy isn’t an unparalleled shared experience then what is? Bungee jumping together?

Of course, we know it’s more than that. In fact, we instinctively realize that sex is so special it’s dangerous. If it wasn’t, there wouldn’t be any sex scandals or human trafficking.

#4: They’re symbolic of an important change

The end of winter may be determined by the whim of a large shadow-phobic rodent, but Labor Day represents the official end of Summer.

Before Labor Day: White pants OK.
After Labor Day: White pants should only be worn by painters.

Sex was also meant to represent an important change of life. From single to married.

Before marriage: Sex NOT OK.
After marriage: Sex with spouse HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

In fact, here are the TOP10 benefits of saving sex for marriage.

#3: They’re for the common man.

Labor unions were created to give a voice to the blue collar worker who couldn’t stand toe-to-toe with big company management; spreading wealth and dignity to all.

Well, when it came to one of his most fabulous inventions to roll off the line, God is pleased for the common man to enjoy sex, regardless of education, skill set or earning potential. To be sure…

God wants us to sign up for a lifetime union membership first, but after that, sex is a free benefit.

And then in marriage He designed sex to be enjoyed freely. Free of expectations created by our culture and free of performance reviews based on those expectations. But if you’re not married don’t simply wait for sex, because marriage isn’t about sex any more than labor unions are about Labor Day.

#2: Fun!

Of course a little irony about Labor Day is you’re not supposed to labor on it. Unless you’re in retail, and then you bust your butt moving merchandise like a machine.

Sex is fun too, which is why we find sexually stimulating media so difficult to pass up, but the more you expose yourself to sexual images and ideas, the less fun sex will become as you turn sex into a performance, instead of the precious (and fun) gift it was meant to be.

#1: They celebrate labor.

I guess you could say, the labor force puts the “labor” in Labor Day.

But when it comes to sex, many seem to believe it’s all about celebrating. Ah. Well. Sex. However, whether you come from a Biblical or Darwinian framework…

Sex was never meant to be an end in itself.

Instead, from the beginning, sex has always been about procreation. (Or pro-survival?)

What I’m trying to say is that sex is about bringing little bundles of joy into the world. And that’s a whole nuther level of labor, my friends. (I’ve watched it first-hand three different times.) So if you aren’t ready for Lamaze classes, keep your hands to yourself.

Whether you’re celebrating labor unions, the end of Summer or just grilled meat, enjoy your Labor Day! And if you have time on your hands, check out these other posts in the Things Sex has in Common with… series:

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