Ecstasy replaces sexuality. The mediocrity of the human race is the only plausible explanation for sexuality. As the only mode for coming out of ourselves, sexuality is a temporary salvation from animality. For every being, intercourse surpasses its biological function. It is a triumph over animality. Sexuality is the only gate to heaven. The saints are not a-sexual but trans-sexual. They no longer need the revelations of sexuality. To be a saint means to always be outside yourself. What else would sexuality add to this? Sexual orgasm pales beside the saints’ ecstatic trance.
Emile M. Cioran (Tears and Saints)