Pretext: This passage will appear somewhat twisted to some, but it is vital to understanding the possible connection between physical desire and transcending unity and love. Suffice it to say that physical desire and sex have for some dumb ass (too much to go into in this piece) reason become fractured from the concept explained below. Guilt has been unnaturally and inappropriately embedded within the act of physical yearning and craving to the point that the pervasive social indoctrination has yielded the subconscious accepted notion that physical affection is dirty and sinful while spiritual affection is wholesome and proper, never the two shall meet. This is poison of the worst ilk. It should also be noted that this passage is not about smothering one another, but instead about completely yielding to natural order and embracing the true freedom and peace of a non-controlling union of (natural) nearly irresistible desire.
” ‘We are those who do not disconnect the values of their minds from the actions of their bodies.’ You said it in your broadcast tonight. But you knew it, then, on that morning in Ellis Wyatt’s house. You knew all those insults I was throwing at you were the fullest confession of love a man could make. You knew that the physical desire I was damning as our mutual shame, is neither physical nor an expression of one’s body, but the expression of one’s mind’s deepest values, whether one has the courage to know it or not. That was why you laughed at me as you did, wasn’t it?”
“Yes,” she whispered.
“You said,” ‘I do not want your mind, your will, your being or your soul—so long as it’s to me that you will come for the lowest one of your desires. You knew, when you said it, that it was my mind, my will, my being and my soul that I was giving you by means of that desire. And I want to say it now, to let that morning mean what it meant: my mind, my will, my being and my soul, Dagny—yours, for as long as I shall live.”
Ayn Rand 1957