Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.
~ Henry James (April 15, 1843 - February 28, 1916)
If insemination were the sole biological function of sex, it could be achieved far more economically in a few seconds of mounting and insertion. Indeed, the least social of mammals mate with scarcely more ceremony. The species that have evolved long-term bonds are also, by and large, the ones that rely on elaborate courtship rituals. . . . Love and sex do indeed go together.