Study Guide

Song of Solomon (Song of Songs) Sex

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That's right, Shmoopers. The Song of Songs is sexy. We can't know whether a text like this would have been shocking or scandalous when it was first written. But we know our euphemisms when we see them. Sure, there's no explicit description of sex, but is there ever in poetry? Even Nora Roberts sometimes uses a metaphor or two.

Questions About Sex

  1. Do you think the couple actually does the deed or is all this sex talk just in their imagination or dreams?
  2. What do you think this book says about God's attitude towards sex?
  3. How did a book with this much sexy talk actually get in the Bible?

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