The physical union of our bodies was planned to be a picture of the joy we will have when finally joined with Christ at his return, our spiritual marriage. This is not.
In sexual intimacy, we also know a union that is emotional, as our hearts are knit Without the union of marriage, the union of bodies is a parody and mockery of.
Marital intercourse, says the Catechism of the Catholic Church, is “noble and that “spouses should experience pleasure and enjoyment of body and spirit. Second, sexual union expresses and deepens the love between husband and wife.