Let’s have a second look at that dialogue: Padme: Are you allowed to love? (You don’t need to feel possessive toward someone, either.) Sure, certain activities before, during, and after sex can lead to bonding, but it’s not a given and it’s not a prerequisite.
Since I’m sure that most of us are aware of this fact, my next assumption is that people think the Jedi are against sex due to one of two inklings: (1) the thought that Jedi must be ascetics due to the duty-bound lives they lead, or (2) connecting the Jedi to Earthly monastic orders.
These are the songs of heartbreak, songs that distil the misery of failed relationships, unrequited loves, disappointment and rejection, and set it to music. This week, original castmate Sam announced she's quitting The Only Way Is Essex after 11 seasons, with her initial Joey romance having struck in series two. What's next for the lovebirds remains to be seen, for a romance that flowered under the glare of the media spotlight will now be tested in private (minus the occasional pap following them around).These hormones regulate the reproductive system and activate when you find someone attractive.(This is why birth control pills can affect your sex drive.The lovebirds have been teasing fans with their rekindled romance over the last week by posting snapshots of themselves in bed online. And last night, the TOWIE twosome cemented their modern day Romeo and Juliet ventures for the zillionth time by hitting the toon hand in hand. Can this couple really last the distance and be the first TOWIE marriage?Gazing adoringly at one another, just in case we didn't already get the memo that they're in lust again, the couple put on their own show for snappers. Sam looked typically stylish in black shorts and sleeveless blouse with a snakeskin print. We reckon yes, but not before another 1439933 break-up and make-ups.But what baffles me is how everyone usually translates this knightly code into an adamant certainty that Jedi never knocked anything more than their lightsabers together. Just, follow me down a weird rabbit hole here— The general consensus that Jedi were celibate seems to stem from confusion over Anakin and Padme’s relationship. We know that they’ll both get in trouble for being married, and smooching, and having babies. Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love, is central to a Jedi’s life. So the question is: Why do we assume that the Jedi code against romance and relationships extends to brief, occasional physical relations with a willing partner?But we don’t actually know the specifics of why, beyond Anakin’s little talk with Padme in Attack of the Clones where she asks him about whether or not Jedi are allowed to love. Because here’s the thing—and it feels weird having to bring this up at all—there is no reason why the rules listed above preclude Jedi from any sort of sexual activity. We understand that one does not need to be emotionally devoted/attached to someone in order to sleep with them?“I just want to die without you,” sobs the boy with “bubblegum on his shoes”, and he does indeed sound utterly bereft.The music is wonderfully simpatico, all hushed acoustic guitar, aching harmonica and lowering cellos.