I read a recent Times Magazine columnist’s opinion about inadequate sex education in our nation’s schools. How was this subject taught in ancient times?

Today, problems abound because of parent’s moral objections, conflicting curriculum’s, the effects of gay legislation, free government distribution of contraception medications and devices, and medical knowledge of venereal diseases. After reading the article, I thought about how simple and direct this subject was taught three thousand years ago.

In a novel excerpt, I surmised a conversation of how wise sayings were used to teach children with a conversation the Queen of Sheba made have had with King Solomon, The novel is a contemporary application of a story form to promote understanding of proverbs and ancient wise sayings in relation to our modern times.

Edited Excerpt

We looked at each other and began laughing again as we left the pool walking arm and arm together to dinner. As we walked, I asked her.  “The sayings of your wise woman intrigue me. Is there another truthful wise saying of hers that comes to your mind?”

“Yes Solomon. There is one which apparently has turned out to be a very truthful saying for most of your wives.” Bilqis replied smilingly and then began laughing to herself.

“May I ask what her wise saying is? The meaning appears to amuse you.”

She looked at me and commented the saying while mimicking a wise old woman in a solemn stern wavering tone of voice as she pointed her finger at me.

“Intercourse brings on lactation.”

“It does?” I replied with a feinted facial expression and tone of surprised realization about her saying. We both burst into spontaneous laughter.

Source: As A Lily Among Thorns – A Story of King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, and the Goddess of Wisdom by Rudy U Martinka.

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 (Original Post 3/24/2014)