This webpage author would guess that there were and yet are some men, in both the past and also in the present, who clearly have a need to crave, search for, and enjoy the sight of as many totally-naked (i.e. "birthday"-suit-nude) toddler and (even more) tween girls, but especially teen and somewhat-older women....as they can. Can one believe that this masterpiece was the work of the superior gender?
Proof for that is the record of sacred-harem polygamy revealed (but hardly "exposed") by the patriarchs of the Old Testament (Lamech, Abram, Jacob, Gideon, Elkanah, David, Solomon, etc.) regarding (but not "concerning") who God apparently neither condemned for such one-man-with-several-woman responsibilities, nor disqualified them as to-be-saved saints. In fact, the Lord (through His author Saint Paul) required monogamy ONLY for bishops and deacons (without specifically targeting nor including every Christian man -- when He instead could have, either directly or indirectly, by inference):
First Timothy 3:2 Now a bishop must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, dignified, hospitable, an apt teacher,
First Timothy 3:12 Let deacons be the husband of one wife, and let them manage their children and their households well;
The "traditional" marriage of 'one man with ONE woman' obviously is not so across-the-board traditional after all, concerning the stated monogamy inference....and women-dominated, feminist-sexist/beardless-male-patsies proponents of such a restrictively-worded "Marriage Amendment" within the contemporary United States are impractical and even sadistic, besides being indiscriminate and deceptive, by embedding such monogamy-required semantics within their admittedly-noble-but-non-satisfactory phraseology to disallow homosexual anything-but-genuinely-gay sodomy unions (so-called "civil" or other), with or without monetary governmental benefits.
Also inadequately addressed with their monogamous "Marriage Amendment" sloganzed words choice engrained within their buzzword propaganda phrase is the possibility and even anti-prostitution value of heterosexual but not government-licensed common-law marriage, which the State would as of now merely and indiscriminately regard as "cohabitation" -- by default falling into the category of generally-NON-punishable [pseudo]-"fornicating" heterosexual relationships, or - if the male partner is already legally or non-legally married - involved in also NON-punishable (or perhaps punishable for "bigamy" or "incest") multiple marital heterosexual relationships (and we're not talking about the sin and shame of committing (and not "performing") a "mistress" relationship, in which the man is an adulterer and the woman is a fornicator).
The rigidly narrow-minded terminology for Marital Status on IRS Form 1040 currently does not recognize single-partner or multiple-partners common-law (i.e. not-registered) heterosexual relationships (such as harems) as being classified with the "Married" option, which is somewhat lamentable in causing potential for legally-related confusion and misunderstanding:
Genesis 12:19 Why did you say, 'She is my sister,' so that I took her for my wife? Now then, here is your wife, take her, and be gone."
Naturalized Saudi and African sheiks, immigrating into America, would - by necessity - have to be allowed to keep all their multiple-wife/concubine harems without police or civil court interference, even though court-administered inheritance allocation, social-worker involvement, and child-protection interests would be more complex in such situations.
WILL there be heterosexual marital relationships in heaven, or does death function as automatic divorce against and in the cases of deceased already-married Christian couples?
Matthew 19:6 Therefore they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.
Mark 10:9 Therefore what God has joined together, let not man put apart.
Matthew 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in Heaven.
Mark 12:25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but they are as the angels in Heaven.
Luke 20:34 And Jesus said to them, "The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage;
Luke 20:35 but those who are accounted worthy to attain to that age and to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage,
36 for they cannot die any more, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.
All residents of Heaven - no matter what earthly gender - are "sons" of God?
We must never "read into" Scripture words what they do NOT precisely state.
Notice the absence of abrogation regarding continuing marriages (previously entered into in this temporal life) in Heaven (that is, Jesus did NOT state any status of nor requirement for marital dissolution for already-married couples....but rather affirmed that never-been-married or previously-been-married singles or widowed will not be getting married.....and thus (by reasonable implication - though I have to, again, be careful about that) temptation-by-public-immodesty-based non-satisfied-as-is erotic recourse involving spouse-seeking and worrisome sin-based uncertainty with related apprehension associated with getting married, will not be there.
Even though there is no record of angels ever appearing to general-public humans nude or partially nude, there is also no record of angels ever having been nude or partially nude in the first place, even from the beginning of their existence and onward...and in that sense such non-human creatures are indeed different than humankind -- which human beings instead were definitely and intentionally created completely nude from top of heads to bottom of feet:
Genesis 2:25 And the man and his wife were both naked, and were not ashamed.
Yet, even with humans, described as being totally nude from the start, the intended God-given classification for such a VERY-good and QUITE-justifiable state of 24/7 clotheslessness was that the naked woman was the male-observer's wife. Such clearly is NOT the case of multiple males who surf the web encountering the sharp-resolution, non-airbrushed, true-color photos and movie clips of nude females having been virtually located in cyberspace by typing in suggestive keywords into search portals such as non-filter-option-selected Google or Dogpile, resulting in scads of links connecting to nude female imagery along with an exhaustive plethoria of their myriad popup-linked associates-in-licentuousness.
The out-of-control-mistiming, Stuxnet-like, Song 2:7/3:5/8:4-alluded-to, publicly-immodest shenanigans against males caused by Song 2:15-related foxy trouble-causers is the inferior-gender source of problems previously mentioned, and is deplorable.
What is plain, though, is that in-the-same-sentence mention of shame along with total nudity there in Genesis 2:25 -- even in the case of the nude women being the male's wife (which she would continue to have been, had there been other close family members, not-so-close kin, and more-distantly-related people coming and staying around, or not).
With that serpent-incited inferior-gender succombing to curiosity-exacerbated demonic-persistence attrition of falling into sin after continued, presumptive, foolishly-combative, communication with The Devil, came sin-based complications relating to all sorts of things interfering with the initially-perfect man-with-ONE woman primal scenario: women occasionally thereafter neither could nor would expose themselves for sexual gratification to their husbands for a number of causes -- such as having cramps or headache during menstrual periods, when seriously pregnant or during childbirth, because of handicaps relating to temporary or long-term diseases or injuries, episodes of egocentrically-selfish feminist-sexist insubordination resulting in anti-sexual frigidity, economic inadequacies, the lesbian-based NIV mistranslation of First Corinthians 7 verse 1, etc.
The [general-public-view] shame now associated with sinful-disobedience-polluted human nakedness is manifested in vital modesty-of-attire-related Biblical passages:
Numbers 5:18 (RSV/NASV) And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and unbind the hair [loosen the hair] of the woman's head, and place in her hands the cereal offering of remembrance, which is the cereal offering of jealousy. And in his hand the priest shall have the water of bitterness that brings the curse.
Isaiah 20:4 ...so shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians captives and the Ethiopians exiles, both the young and the old, naked and barefoot, with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
Isaiah 47:1 Come down and sit in the dust, virgin daughter of Babylon; sit on the ground without a throne, daughter of the Chaldeans! For you shall no more be called tender and delicate.
2 Take the millstones and grind meal, put off your veil, strip off your robe, uncover your legs, pass through the rivers.
3 Your nakedness shall be uncovered, and your shame shall be seen. I will take vengeance, and I will spare no man.
Jeremiah 2:25 Keep your feet from going unshod and your throat from thirst. But you said, 'It is hopeless, for I have loved strangers, and after them I will go.
Second Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house, this tabernacle, were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed about with our house which is from Heaven,
3 that, being so clothed, we shall not be found naked.
4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened, not because we would be unclothed, but clothed further, that mortality might be swallowed up by life.
First Timothy 2:8 I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;
9 also that women should adorn themselves modestly and sensibly in decent apparel, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly attire
10 but by good works, as befits women who profess religion.
11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submissiveness.
12 I allow no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent.
13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve;
14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.
15 Yet woman will be saved through bearing children, if she continues in faith and love and holiness, with sobriety.
Revelation 3:18 Therefore I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, that you may be rich, and white garments to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nakedness from being seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see.
Revelation 16:15 Wow, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is he who is awake, keeping his garments that he may not go naked and be seen exposed!
Hence, what came about (and yet remains operational) was (and is) the understandable yet problematic acquisition of additional wives and concubines to satisfy particularly the male human's instinctual erotic urges, desires, and needs -- particularly in response to the inferior gender's frequent irresponsibilities of failing to consistently and perfectly be dressed modestly - regardless of whether the weather is warm or not, or sports activities are being undertaken.
Ecclesiastes 2:8 (RSV) I also gathered for myself silver and gold and the treasure of kings and provinces; I got singers, both men and women, and many concubines, man's delight.
Such female-human problems are legion even and especially nowadays, and misfortunately male compensatory sexual behavior has and continues to be expressed in an almost-incredible amount of sexual harassment imposed on hapless male victims, by heterosexually-directed warm-weather female immodesty of various types to various severities, plus glamour-greedy young women voluntarily and consentually posing for largely-consequential R-to-XXX-rated cable TV, "girlie" magazines, "fine-art" museum sculptures and paintings, "adult-bookstore" video, and internet porn....resulting not in bodily-physical romantic relationships of actual persons, but instead a virtual-world substitution eventually and ultimately headed for sterility-like extinction.
The prevalence of multiple-wife-and/or-concubine harems is not that there is so much beauty that needs to not be wasted, that deserves to be prudishly ignored, disregarded, not explored, and so on....because much of what the Creator has created within this universe of ours will never be noticed nor appreciated while we are in our present temporal human forms. The legitimate extravagance of God pertaining to created things and phenomena which will never be seen by any human up until the Day of Final Destruction is overwhelming.
What can be discovered and utilized should be discovered and utilized, but obviously everyone has their time and money limits, not to mention the finite and dwindling sexual resources of their aging bodies.
So, the resurrected will be "like angels?" Sexless and genderless creatures dressed only and always in "white robes" in The New Heavens and The New Earth? The suggestions are not meant to be rhetorical answers.
One even wonders if copies of the Sacred-66-books HOLY BIBLE will be residing in Heaven -- with all the historical accounts recorded therein of rapes, molestations, harlotry, soliciting for prostitution, adultery and fornication, sodomy of same-gender perverts, murder, treason, slander, and so on.
For already-married couples in Heavenly bliss, in the process of forever worshipping God in all His glory, will there be opportunity for them to go off in private....away from the other angel-like resurrected humans....to get nude with each other and have sex, possibly resulting in painless childbirth for the woman?
Before that, during the Millennium:
Isaiah 65:20 No more shall there be in it an infant that lives but a few days, or an old man who does not fill out his days, for the child shall die a hundred years old, and the sinner a hundred years old shall be accursed.
Several things are clear from Scripture. First, public immodesty and childbirth worry and pain will be a thing of the past for those in Heaven, and never ever done in Heaven:
Acts 1:10 And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, hey, two men stood by them in white robes,
Revelation 7:9 After this I looked, and hey, a great multitude which no man could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands,
Revelation 7:13 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, "Who are these, clothed in white robes, and whence have they come?"
14 I said to him, "Sir, you know." And he said to me, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night within his temple; and He who sits upon the throne will shelter them with His presence.
16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat.
17 For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and He will guide them to springs of living water; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
It behooves the browser reading the above to not presume that all the words used above are euphemistic, allegorical, or symbolic!
If husbands and wives are like God in terms of physical/spiritual capacities, they will be able to see each other as follows:
Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.
Will each resurrected body of each Christian human saint have such restored, renewed, or invigorated private parts as a fully-functional penis and vagina (as of young adults in their mid-20s), workable for erotic sexual purposes, besides being capable of urination and childbirth? Dr. Luke illuminates us with:
Luke 24:36 And as they spoke this, Jesus Himself stood in their midst, and said to them, Peace to you!
37 But they were terrified and filled with fear, for they thought they saw a spirit.
38 And He said to them, Why are you troubled, and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
39 Observe and perceive My hands and My feet, that I am He! Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see Me have.
40 And when He had spoken this, He showed them His hands and feet.
41 And while they still did not believe for joy, and wondered, He said to them, Have you any food here?
42 And they handed to Him a piece of a broiled fish and of a honeycomb.
43 And He took it and ate before them.
Obviously, Jesus (in His resurrected body) could "eat" -- which has HUGE and FAR-reaching implications regarding the capacities of resurrected saintly bodies to do all sorts of diverse bodily functions and activities!
For example, it rather plainly infers that Christ's resurrected body had not only a mouth and tongue and lungs to speak with human voice, but probably also a digestive tract, which logically would indicate saliva, a stomach, intestines, rectum, anus, and of course a penis. Notice the selected function of the mouth in the Scripture passage above was to both talk and eat in that case, and not merely to look at nor just visually observe. It is assumed that Jesus in His resurrected body did not have to eat, or drink, or sleep, or jump, or urinate, or ejaculate....but if He wanted to, He could have - with glorified body parts available to Him for whatever purposes.
Such, by non-deniable and direct inference, gives realistic hope to the many erotically-driven men in the present who are sublimating and abstaining until they engage in successful search for a denudable spouse in singular or plural as a harem of their own.....rather than relinquishing to the worse-than-ingesting-dogfood temporary or permanent substitution of lusting over porn pix and vids or whatever for more or less the same visually-arousable but partially-satisfying sensual purposes....without financially-draining, reputationally-devastating, breakup/separation/alimony-possible, suspicion-of-infidelity-burdensome, venereal-disease threats ominously possible by initiating contact with a actual live person.
It is fascinating to realize that the Creator (i.e. Jesus Christ Himself, according to the first chapter of Colossians and of Hebrews), made our ancestral parents completely naked from the start, and called THAT: "very good." It is also noteworthy that He created sexually-oriented cravings and erotically-instinctual desires within those humans...not merely for commanded reproduction to multiply (read Genesis chapter one), but for pleasurable enjoyment:
Song 7:1 How graceful are your footsteps in sandals, royal maiden! Your rounded thighs are like jewels, the work of a master hand.
2 Your navel is a rounded bowl that never lacks mixed wine. Your belly is a heap of wheat, encircled with lilies.
3 Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle.
4 Your neck is like an ivory tower. Your eyes are pools in Heshbon, by the gate of Bathrabbim. Your nose is like a tower of Lebanon, overlooking Damascus.
5 Your head crowns you like Carmel, and your flowing locks [loose long hair] are like purple; a king is held captive in the tresses.
6 How fair and pleasant you are, loved one, delectable maiden!
7 You are stately as a palm tree, and your breasts are like its clusters.
8 I say I will climb the palm tree and lay hold of its branches. Oh, may your breasts be like clusters of the vine, and the scent of your breath like apples,
9 and your kisses like the best wine that goes down smoothly, gliding over lips and teeth of sleepers.
10 I am my beloved's, and his desire is for me.
11 Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the fields, and lodge in the villages;
12 let us go out early to the vineyards, and see whether the vines have budded, whether the grape blossoms have opened and the pomegranates are in bloom. There I will give you my love.
13 The mandrakes give forth fragrance, and over our doors are all choice fruits, new as well as old, which I have laid up for you, my beloved.
It is also noteworthy that "the word of the Lord abides forever" according to mother-in-law-possessing (thus obviously married pope) Saint Peter:
First Peter 1:25 ....but the word of the Lord abides for ever." That word is the good news which was preached to you.
Regarding the possibility of selective-partnered and refined human nudity continuing on in eternity, it is best to understand that what God already has created pertaining to the beauty of naked women is indeed "very good," but we did not ask for it in the first place and instead were merely born into it. So, let it be: 'Easy come, easy go' (if that is going to be the case of the hereafter).
However, try to imagine exactly what God is going to retain of what we already know of the entities He has already created, many of which He has said in His Word He intends to perfect resulting in everlasting joy directed to those in Heaven with Him.
Legitimate implications inferred by the aforementioned give a blueprint for certain heavenly activities:
Hosea 2:1 Say to your brother, "My people," and to your sister, "She has obtained pity."
2 "Plead with your mother, plead--for she is not my wife, and I am not her husband--that she put away her harlotry from her face, and her adultery from between her breasts;
3 lest I strip her naked and make her as in the day she was born [yes!], and make her like a wilderness [well....], and set her like a parched land, and slay her with thirst.
4 Upon her children also I will have no pity, because they are children of harlotry.
5 For their mother has played the harlot; she that conceived them has acted shamefully. For she said, 'I will go after my lovers, who give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, my oil and my drink.'
6 Therefore I will hedge up her way with thorns; and I will build a wall against her, so that she cannot find her paths.
7 She shall pursue her lovers, but not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them. Then she shall say, 'I will go and return to my first husband, for it was better with me then than now.'
8 And she did not know that it was I who gave her the grain, the wine, and the oil, and who lavished upon her silver and gold which they used for Baal.
9 Therefore I will take back my grain in its time, and my wine in its season; and I will take away my wool and my flax, which were to cover her nakedness.
10 Now I will uncover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and no one shall rescue her out of my hand.
11 And I will put an end to all her mirth, her feasts, her new moons, her sabbaths, and all her appointed feasts.
12 And I will lay waste her vines and her fig trees, of which she said, 'These are my hire, which my lovers have given me.' I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field shall devour them.
13 And I will punish her for the feast days of the Baals when she burned incense to them and decked herself with her ring and jewelry, and went after her lovers, and forgot me, says the LORD.
14 Therefore, hey, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her.
15 And there I will give her her vineyards, and make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. And there she shall answer as in the days of her youth, as at the time when she came out of the land of Egypt.
16 "And in that day, says the LORD, you will call me, 'My husband,' and no longer will you call me, 'My Baal.'
17 For I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth, and they shall be mentioned by name no more.
18 And I will make for you a covenant on that day with the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the creeping things of the ground; and I will abolish the bow, the sword, and war from the land; and I will make you lie down [yes, yes!] in safety.
19 And I will engage you to me for ever; I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love, and in mercy.
20 I will betroth you to me in faithfulness; and you shall know [sounds XXX!] the LORD.
Certainly, if Christ (who apparently "breathed upon" His disciples with His resurrected body (John 20:22) and ate fish in their presence) retains body parts and functions in His resurrected state, those of His who will get resurrected bodies will perform no less, even perhaps regarding the potential for temporarily laying aside their white robes in private to do the sexual fun and fulfilment temporal saintly couples (resulting in large or smaller families) have somewhat-inadequately done and yet somewhat do -- but with FAR [far!] less limpid-flaccidity, increasing-weariness, degenerating-recuperativeness frailty.
The case for Christ-the-Creator's sexually-oriented intentions for the saints in glory is made even stronger by:
Revelation 19:7 Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His Bride has made herself ready;
Revelation 21:2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband;
Revelation 21:9 Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues, and spoke to me, saying, "Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb."
Revelation 22:17 The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come." And let him who hears say, "Come." And let him who is thirsty come, let him who desires take the water of life without price.
.....which are not cutesy, means-nothing, blatterings of some lonely exiled visionary [John] on some deserted island, but instead quite possibly foreshadow renewed, restored, and revitalized coital/copulative virility, purity, and legitimacy -- eternally invigorated to the ages of the ages.