Marriage isn’t fundamentally about maintaining morals and it goes beyond the natural setting for sex, and parenthood. What does it say? That there’s a certain kind of union as behooves male and female that is natural and reflective of humanity’s ascendance to understanding her purpose for existence.
Sex is always a consummation, because, well, it has to be that they complete each other. And that they know each other. To view sex as intimate knowing, and as a consummation, makes it reasonable in some way that sex also be viewed as an act of marriage. But this would then make extramarital sex like marriage and divorce bunched together. Messy.
We know that one plus one equals two is obvious and doesn’t need to be proved (unless you’re French). This is so because it is/becomes self-evident given the description of ‘one’, ‘plus’, and ‘two’. So that we don’t need to prove some relations or equations to be true, rather, we only need a just understanding of their elements and components.
True marriage, and real sex, is necessarily between a natural man, and a natural woman. No other definition of marriage could be true with any other combination of possible elements for that relation. The same goes for real sex; it is between a real man, and a real woman. Every other possible combination is an aberration and contrary to nature in general, and fundamental humanity in particular. The aberrations constitute mans inhumanity to himself.
Is sex that which shows marriage?
Certainly not—not in this day and age!
And marriage has got to be more than ‘exclusive’ sex
Because a time may come when all that’s left is companionship
Yet you can be companions without marriage
So marriage has got to be more still
Em, but, sex may indeed be the physical act of marriage because that which is natural to the man fits that which is natural to the woman such that they are as one flesh. And it could, as a result, produce one flesh: a marriage from two gene pools. Not to be taken lightly, but love-ly.
The ovum goes to the womb and is met in its way by a spermatozoon to be fertilized tells us something that the genitals say. That sex, and marriage, is between male and female because they marry and get married—naturally.
‘Philosophy’ can shed light on ‘science’ that may be wrong, and vice versa. Neither is absolutely superior.