In a message dated 4/3/03 2:44:17 PM Pacific Standard Time, [log in to unmask] writes:
I don't think you can make that generalization. Mystics used it
that way. It doesn't mean sex was not sex in any context. Think
the Canturbury tales is a religious poem of renewal. Chaucer understood, like any poet, that every letter of your poem needs to exist to express your theme.